Applying to North Central College

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We know the application process can seem overwhelming, so we want to make it as simple as possible. We have resources designed to guide you through the entire application process, many of which are available below. Whether you're applying for admission to the College or to the Honors Program, we'll walk with you every step of the way.


Additional Applicant Resources

We offer a variety of programs to help you find your fit, pursue your goals and make the most of your college experience.

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Honors Program Admission

Interested in the Honors Program? After being notified of your admission to North Central, you can submit an application to the Honors Program, along with a letter of recommendation. The Honors Program is designed for students, pursuing any major, who are interested in taking intellectual risks and engaging in rigorous and meaningful work. It’s an opportunity to test and push your limits with the support of expert faculty and encouragement of fellow honors students.

Excel Program

North Central College is excited to offer a new program for multilingual students to refine their academic English skills. The Excel Program prepares students for college-level coursework over 12 elective credits that also count toward their degree. Topics include research and academic writing, academic presentations, and analyzing academic texts. The program is open to applicants from inside and outside the United States. 

Contact Your Counselor

Your admissions counselor is available to help you every step of the way. They will help ensure you are confident in your decision and have a clear path forward.


Visit Campus

Is North Central right for you? The best way to find out is through a campus visit. We have options that fit any schedule and are designed to answer every question.

Visit Options