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Readmission for Former Students


Welcome back to North Central!


We're excited that you're interested in continuing your college career with us. At North Central, we’re dedicated to helping you exceed your personal best. In the classroom or in the lab. On the field or on the stage. Whatever your interests. Whatever your major. We’re here to help you create opportunities and push past what you thought was possible.

If you were a degree-seeking student at North Central and left the College for more than one semester (excluding summer students), you will need to complete the readmission process.

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Returning Undergraduate Student

Readmission Application Process


Former students are not required to pay an application fee nor submit a tuition deposit. To begin the readmission process, you must submit the online Returning Undergraduate Student Application. Please create an account (or log-in if you already have an account), and after entering the platform, select the Former Students option at the top of your screen. Upon submitting the application, please also provide official transcripts, if applicable. 

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Readmission Decision Process


The Office of Admission will confer with the Business Office, the Office of Financial Aid, the Dean of Students Office and the Office of Academic Affairs in making a readmission decision. For full financial aid consideration, complete or update your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with our college code (001734) as soon as possible.

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Additional Information


Our next traditional start term possibility, Fall semester 2021, Wednesday, August 25. For full admission, financial aid and registration consideration, there is a target date of Friday, August 6 for Fall semester file completion. If you cannot complete your file by this date, call our office at 630-637-5800 to discuss your situation. We are also currently admitting students for our Spring semester 2022 (January 10 start date). 

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Returning Graduate Student


North Central College graduate students have become ethical and purposeful leaders in local, national, and global contexts. Whether you are looking to advance your business career, develop leadership skills, increase your appreciation for liberal arts, or be at the forefront of education—we invite you to further your education and grow your skills both professionally and personally.

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Find the best visit option for you!


One of the best ways to determine whether North Central College is the right fit for you is to visit. Choose from a variety of visit options including:

  • Virtual Group Information Sessions
  • Individualized Virtual Meetings with Faculty and Counselors
  • Individualized On-Campus Tours
  • Self-Guided Virtual Campus Tours
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