Application and Requirements

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How to Apply

Please complete the steps below to apply as an exchange student at North Central College!

Fall Admission - Nominations due April 1st / Applications due May 1st
Spring Admission - Nominations due October 1st / Applications due November 1st

Step 1

  • Application for Admission of J-1 Exchange Student 2023-2024
  • Follow the step by step instructions to complete your application!
    • Tips 
      • Select "Not a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident" when asked to select your Citizenship Type
      • Select "Foreign Exchange Program" when asked to complete the sentence " I am applying for admission to the"
      • Select "Undecided" when asked your "Primary Academic Interest"
      • Select "Transfer" for your "Student Type"
      • List "Unknown School" when asked to enter your school

Step 2

After submitting your exchange application, you will receive an email with detailed directions to upload your supporting documents.

  • Copy of Passport I.D. page
  • An Affidavit of Support - please note that the sponsor's name on the Affidavit of Support must match the account holder listed on the bank statement. The sponsor may be the student if submitting personal funds.  If the student is funding themselves, the bank account and corresponding statement must be in the student's name.  Kyoto University of Advanced Science (KAUS) students should compete this form.
  • An official bank statement in English showing sufficient funding for your entire stay. Please note that funds must be liquid and accessible without penalty.
  • Autobiographical Statement
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • TOEFL, IELTS, ACT, or SAT Exam Score (not required for native-English speaking students). Students must show a minimum TOEFL score of 520 and scores supporting 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.
  • Official transcripts

Step 3

North Central College will review your application and supporting documents in a timely manner and will send your acceptance letter via email.

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 to learn more!