Get Ahead in Your Degree

If you plan to take only a few courses at North Central College, you may apply for at-large status. This category includes students who plan on transferring credit earned at North Central back to their home institution. It may also include students who already have their bachelor's or master's degree, but want to take more classes.

How to Apply

  • To apply complete the Non-Degree-Seeking application form. 
    • Visit Merlin and click Search for Sections to find your course number. When a prerequisite course is required for a course, an official transcript showing completed prerequisite course is required. Once you are admitted as an at-large students, the graduate office will register you for the indicated course(s) on the application. 
  • Email the application to
  • Please submit the $25 application via the credit card payment form or by check written to North Central College.

Previously admitted students 
Register in person at the Office of Graduate & Professional Studies Admission during business hours by appointment. If the course you are registering for has prerequisites, you will be required to submit a copy of your transcript to show that you meet these prerequisites. Graduate courses require a copy of the transcript that indicates completion of a bachelor's degree. Registration is not complete until all fees are paid.

Contact Information:
School of Graduate and Professional Studies
30 N Brainard Street
Naperville, IL 60540