Application and Requirements

Exchange student applications are due April 1st for Fall attendance or November 1st for Spring attendance. 

NOTE FOR FALL 2021 APPLICANTS: **Due to the ongoing circumstances of COVID-19, the deadline for Fall 2021 exchange applications has been extended to May 1st, 2021. All applicants will be notified by June 1st, 2021.**

Step 1

Please print and fill out the following documents.

  • Application for Admission of J-1 Exchange Student 2021-2022
  • Affidavit of Support for 2021-2022
    • KGU Kyoto
    • All other institutions
      • NOTE: Applicants need to show on official bank statements the amount given on the Affidavit of Support. The room and board charge per semester for 2021-2022 is included in this amount. International students who pay room and board to North Central College have 30 days from the semester start date to make this payment (early September). This does not apply to students from KGU, who pay at their home institution.
      • The sponsor's name on the Affidavit of Support must match the account holder on the bank statement/letter. The sponsor MAY be the student, but then the bank account must be in the student's name.

Step 2

Please include in your packet all items listed below

  • Copy of Passport I.D. page
  • Official bank statement/ letter showing sufficient funding for entire stay. NO COPIES. Must be in English. Must be liquid funds accessible without penalty
  • 2 passport size photos - to be displayed
  • Autobiographical Statement - 1 page handwritten
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Copy of TOEFL, IELTS, ACT, or SAT Exam Score (with the exception of citizens of Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand). Students must show a minimum TOEFL score of 520 and that he or she has the necessary reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills to be successful carrying a full-time course load at North Central College. (ITP) Institutional TOEFL accepted. 
  • Roommate Questionnaire - exchange students DO NOT pay housing deposit

Step 3

Please submit all of the above by mail by May 1 for fall 2021 admission and November 1st for spring admission to:

                   North Central College
                   Center for Global Education
                   30 North Brainard Street
                   Naperville, Illinois 60540 

If you have any questions, please contact Jesús Velasco at 1-630-637-5299 or by email or fax 1-630-637-5295.

Timely applicants will be notified via email by April 30th for fall acceptances and November 18th for spring acceptances.
*Timely applicants for Fall 2021 will be notified by June 1st, 2021, based on the extended application deadline of May 1st, 2021.*

This page is for students participating in a short term exchange program. This is not information for students wishing to receive a degree from North Central. Not an exchange student? Click here.