Welcome to the Cardinal Family!

We know you want the best for your student, and so do we. We look forward to partnering with you in your student’s college experience, and we’re honored to support and challenge them as they transform their dreams into reality.

Important Dates

Admitted Student Days

March 22 and April 19


2024 Dates Coming Soon

Move-In Day

August 2024

Welcome Week

August 2024

First Day of Classes

August 2024

Family Weekend

October 2024

Continue Your Cardinal Bound Journey

▢ Net Price Calculator

We offer a net price calculator that provides a preliminary estimate of your aid eligibility. Complete the calculator to gauge what aid you may be awarded while you await FAFSA availability.

▢ File the FAFSA

If you haven’t already, submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using our school code 001734. If you are unable to file the FAFSA, contact your counselor for alternative options.

▢ Review Financial Aid Offer

Work with your admission counselor to review your Financial Aid Award offer and available resources.

▢ Submit your Deposit

Make it official and reserve your spot with a tuition deposit! You will also need to submit a housing deposit if you plan to live on campus.

▢ Register for Admitted Student Day

If you didn’t make it the Admitted Student Day we hosted in March, don’t worry! You can join our next event on April 21. This is the perfect opportunity to connect with future classmates, current students, faculty and your admission counselor! Can't make it to either? Schedule an individualized campus visit with your admission counselor.

▢ Complete Your New Student Survey

Check your email for a link to our orientation survey. You'll want to submit this ASAP to confirm your orientation date preferences and other important details before your start at North Central.

▢ Complete Your Placement Tests

All incoming first-year students are required to take a math placement test, and select students are required to take a foreign language test depending on completed coursework in high school and intended major. Check your email for additional details or click here to book a slot that works best for you.

▢ Apply for Campus Housing

Join the 1,400+ Cardinals who live on our campus each year by submitting your housing application. Living on campus gives you instant access to countless experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Get started at noctrl.erezlife.com.

▢ Submit Your Final Transcripts

Make arrangements to have your final high school and any college/university transcripts sent to North Central College. 

▢ Attend Orientation

Orientation is designed to ensure you are confident and prepared to start classes in the fall.

▢ Complete Health & Safety Requirements

All new students should submit immunization forms to Dyson Wellness Center before July 1 and complete health and safety modules prior to the start of classes. New students can also explore the many resources provided by our Dyson Wellness Center, including medical and counseling services.

▢ Make Payment Arrangements

The Office of Student Accounts will send your official bill to your College and personal emails around the first week of July. This document is also accessible on Merlin.

▢ Attend Welcome Week

This is your opportunity to get acclimated, set up your room if living on campus, make friends and most importantly, have fun—you’re officially a Cardinal!

Chat with a Counselor or Current Cardinal

We invite you to connect with current North Central students and staff via our chat platform Unibuddy. Here you can discuss the admission process, explore financial aid opportunities and learn more about life on campus as a Cardinal.

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Digital Freebies

Explore and download all the different ways to show off your Cardinal Pride! From party decorations to Instagram filters and thank-you cards to mobile wallpapers—we’ve got everything you need to tell the world you’re #CardinalBound.