Emily Barham

Transfer Admission Counselor



+1 630 637 5829



I hope you are doing well and staying safe in this unprecedented time. In response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, many North Central College employees like myself are working remotely until further notice. Please know it is still my top priority to assist you throughout your enrollment process!

As such, you can reach me by calling me at 630-447-9569 from 9:00am-4:00pm on weekdays or by emailing me anytime at erbarham@noctrl.edu. Since we are not offering any in-person campus visits at this time, we can instead set up an individual appointment virtually through Zoom (https://zoom.us/). Please let me know if this interests you! You can schedule a 45 minute Zoom appointment with me here: https://calendly.com/ebtransfer

We appreciate your flexibility and patience as we navigate the situation! Keep in touch.



We are currently admitting students for our Fall 2020 semester, which starts Monday, August 24th. For full admission, financial aid, and registration consideration there is a target date of Friday, July 31st 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. Additionally, we are currently admitting students for our Spring 2021 semester, which starts Monday, January 11th.


Learn about your Admission Counselor:

Favorite thing about North Central: My favorite thing about North Central College is the abundance of opportunities that students have to get involved and grow- inside and outside of the classroom! Whether it be conducting research with a faculty member, completing an internship, performing in a play, or playing on a sports team, North Central encourages students to participate in what interests them so that they have hands on experience for future careers and memories that will last a lifetime!

Words I use to describe North Central students: Passionate, Resourceful, Innovative, Dedicated, Inspired

Why did I choose to become an Admission Counselor/staff member at North Central? As a proud alum of North Central College with a passion for helping others, I wanted to devote my time to helping students navigate their way through higher education! I know how important it is for Transfer students to have the resources and support they need during this important transition.

Favorite Naperville restaurant: It's hard to choose when there are so many restaurants within walking distance of campus! If I had to choose one though, I would go with Potter's. They have patio seating in the back with live music and great food. 

Favorite season in Naperville: It has to be Fall! I love the crisp air and sunshine, along with the beautiful colors you get to see when the tree leaves begin to turn. 

Advice to students: Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about the transfer process or North Central in general. Also, take advantage of the various student organizations here at North Central- you won't regret it!