Welcome to the Cardinal Family!

Whether this is your first-time leaving home for college or you are transferring to North Central College, we're thrilled to welcome you to the Cardinal Family. We have a custom roadmap designed to guide you on your next steps.


Attend Admitted Student Day

Connect with future classmates, current Cardinals and faculty during this exclusive event designed for admitted students. It is the perfect opportunity to receive new Cardinal gear, tour campus and experience all the ways “you belong” at North Central.

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Students at campus store with NCC gear

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.

NCC student

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.



Visit Campus

Whether you have been here before or fell in love with campus from afar, there's always something new to experience! We have custom visit days to fit your busy schedule.

Visit Options

Take a Virtual Tour