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North Central College FAQ’s



Are classes taught by professors or teaching assistants?

All classes are taught by the professor assigned to the classes. All professors have a terminal degree within their field and are highly knowledgeable. Professors are always available to meet with students outside of class.

What is the size of classes?

Whether it is an entry-level class or major-specific course, all classes cap at 35 students. Our average class size is 20 students. This means that we have no lecture-based courses but instead, students are provided with personalized attention and support. Our student faculty ratio is 14-to-1.

Is there additional support available to students?

Students have access to our writing center, tutoring help, and the speaking center at no additional cost. The Writing Center can be a resource at all levels of writing. They can assist in brainstorming, research, citations, and the development of a paper. Tutors are available to fit a student’s needs and their schedule. The Speaking Center is a place to practice and craft a student’s speech. Students can practice presenting in front of a Speaking Center worker where feedback and support is provided. Additional services include: testing accommodations, graduate school preparation, and the STEM Resource Center.

How can I find out what credit I will receive for my AP and IB credits?

Credit is awarded for Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores of 4 or 5, with scores of 3 evaluated individually as described in the Advanced Placement table of the North Central Academic Catalog.

Credit is awarded for International Baccalaureate (IB) scores of 5, 6, or 7 in higher level subjects as described in the International Baccalaureate table of the North Central Academic Catalog.

What resources are available to help me find an internship or job?

Whether it’s research on campus or an internship in Chicago, NC has the resources to help students outside the classroom. Career Development is located in our brand-new learning commons and available to review resumes, cover letters, and other career-related documents. They offer mock interviews and additional help setting up a Handshake profile.  Handshake is a platform to help students find jobs and internships. Career Development also offers Interview Fairs and Career Fest every year. Having this support for students has allowed 92% of our students to be employed, attending graduate school, or participating in other postgraduate activities six months post-graduation.