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Application & Forms

Applications for the Spring 2020 Semester due

September 10, 2019 by midnight


Applications for the Fall 2020 Semester due

January 31, 2020 by midnight

You've made it through the toughest part of the application process -- deciding on the program that is best for you. Congratulations! Your next step is to complete your North Central College education abroad application. Completing the application is easy enough, however, we suggest getting started early if you plan on having all of your supporting application documents ready in order to submit your application online by the deadline above.

Follow these steps to complete your application:

Step 1

If you have not met with a education abroad advisor, please do so by selecting "Advising Form" at the top of this page, complete the Education Abroad Interest Assessment Form, then contact Michelle Weber, CGE graduate assistant, at or (630) 637-5132.

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Step 2

Once you've decided on a program, select the program you want to apply for by logging into the application portal. 

  • The application portal link will take you to a complete list of our programs
  • Select your program
  • Select "Apply Now"
  • Log-in to the portal using your NCC username and password
  • Select the term(s) for which you are applying
  • You've landed on your application page!
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Step 3

On your application page, please read through the application instructions, completing each requirement in the various categories. In each category of this page, you will have instructions and due dates, all of which are important.

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Step 4

Once you complete what's being asked of you in each category, and those items have been received and reviewed by an education abroad staff member, you will be able to submit your application.

  • Please note that LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION must be completed by your recommender and received online before you can officially submit your application. Therefore, please make sure you submit your Request for Electronic Recommendations well before the January 31st deadline to give your recommenders enough time to complete your recommendation.
  • Recommendation letters submitted in-person to the education abroad staff will NOT BE ACCEPTED.
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Step 5

All documents being requested will be submitted online except for one item:

  • One official passport photo with the following written on the back:
    • Name
    • ID number
    • Program
    • Term and year

The photo should be handed, in-person, to the education abroad staff at the Center for Global Education in Abe House by January 31st in order to avoid a $50 late application fee.

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Step 6

Select "Submit Application" to formally submit your completed application by January 31st at midnight! Please note that you will not be able to submit your application until you've met with a education abroad advisor.

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Acceptance Letters

The education abroad staff reviews all applications and materials during the month of February. You will receive notice regarding your acceptance by the end of February.