How to apply to North Central College

To be considered for admission, please complete our application and submit a homeschool transcript and official SAT or ACT scores. The Classic Learning Test is accepted in lieu of the SAT or ACT for students applying to Shimer Great Book School. The homeschool transcript should include course names, grades, amount of credit, and academic year listed.

A grading scale and description of classes are appreciated. On the transcript, please provide the name and the contact information of the person responsible for grading and compiling the transcript.


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College Preparatory Curriculum

To make your transition into college easier, we recommend you take a college preparatory curriculum. This typically consists of:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of mathematics (including algebra and geometry, one course beyond geometry is preferred)
  • 3 years of science (including 2 years of lab sciences)
  • 3 years of social sciences
  • Multiple years of the same foreign language are strongly recommended. For more information about the foreign language graduation requirement for a bachelor of arts degree, please refer to our course catalog.
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Optional Documents

All applications are reviewed on an individual basis. Students are welcome to submit letters of recommendations and personal statements, but they are not required. Contact Sophie Juhlin with any questions regarding the home school application process. She is the counselor assigned to all homeschool families.

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