graduate international students

International Graduate Applicants


Nationally-Recognized Liberal Arts University

North Central College graduate students have become ethical and purposeful leaders in local, national, and global contexts. So, whether you are looking to advance your business career, develop leadership skills, increase your appreciation for liberal arts, or be at the forefront of education, we invite you to join our community of learners that will help you grow professionally and personally to impact the lives of others. 

North Central College is located near Chicago, Illinois and offers master's degrees that will help advance your career. 


International Graduate Student Requirements

If you are not a United States citizen and/or graduated from a college or university in a country other than the United States, you must submit the following materials to be considered for admission:

  • Resume, statement of purpose, and 2 letters of recommendation. View the How to Apply page for details.
  • Official course-by-course evaluation of foreign transcripts by WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators). This must be sent directly to North Central College by WES or ECE to be considered official.
  • Official results of the TOEFL or IELTS. Applicants for Fall 2015 and later must have a minimum TOEFL score of at least 80 IBT / 550 PBT or IELTS band score of 6.5 or higher. 

International Student Resources


Center for Global Education

The Center for Global Education provides vision and guidance for developing and implementing international programs both on and off campus.

center for global education


English Language Institute

Conditional admission may be offered to students who score below the minimum required TOEFL / IELTS scores if all other requirements for admission are met. Students will be required to enroll in the English Language Institute until acceptable language proficiency is demonstrated.


Financing Your Education

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