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North Central College FAQ’s


When can I apply to North Central?

Our application opens up on August 1st.

Where can I apply to North Central?

Our free freshman application can be completed here. We are also on the Common App. Once we receive your application, official transcripts, and test scores if applicable, we’ll have your admission decision to you within 10 business days.

What email address should I use with the application?

We recommend you use the email you check most often.

What does it mean to be ‘test-optional’?

A school that is test-optional does not require the ACT or SAT to be submitted for admission. 

Is North Central test-optional?

Yes, we are test optional! Students that apply to North Central are evaluated for a merit scholarship solely based on GPA.

How do I decide if I should report ACT/SAT scores?

We encourage you to report your scores if you feel they accurately represent your ability.

Do you require a letter of recommendation?

We do not require a letter of recommendation. However, there will be an option.

Still Have Questions?

If you have questions that are not answered here, you can contact an admission counselor or current student directly using our chat platform.

Megan C Transfer Counselor