Emily Barham

Transfer Admission Counselor, Admissions


+1 630 637 5829


Community College Visits:


Waubonsee Community College (Sugar Grove Campus) - all table visits are in the Student Center Lobby

- Table Visit - Tuesday, November 12th from 10:00am -1:00pm


Triton College - all table visits are in the Cafeteria B Building 

- Table Visit - Thursday, November 7th from 10:00am - 1:00pm


Oakton Community College 

-Table Visit - Monday, November 4th from 10:00am - 1:00pm


Attend an upcoming transfer visit program:

Information Session on Tuesday, November 26th (for prospective/applied students and parents) - Students who attend our "Transfer Information Sessions" are able to learn a lot about North Central in a condensed setting. Students will hear presentations on student life, academic opportunities, admission, and financial aid, as well as have the opportunity to take a walking tour of campus. A limited number of individual, unofficial transcript evaluations will also be available on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested, please indicate on your registration form or notify us at check-In. Click here to register: https://www.northcentralcollege.edu/visit/transfer-information-sessions

Meet with me for an unofficial transcript evaluation:

Contact me directly (or our office: 630-637-5800, admissions@noctrl.edu) to schedule an unofficial evaluation of your transcripts.  Bring copies of transcripts from all schools attended, and I'll give you a sense of how your credit transfers in to our general education, major/minor, and elective coursework requirements.  We have availability weekdays as well as some weeknights and Saturday mornings.  If you can visit during the day, we also highly encourage scheduling a campus tour and a faculty meeting to discuss your intended major and internship/job opportunities related to it – and meet with an athletic coach if you hope to participate in a sport.


Our next traditional start term possibility, Spring 2020, begins Monday, January 6th. For full admission, financial aid and registration consideration, there is a target date of Friday, December 6th for spring 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 Fall 2020 semester, which starts Monday, August 17th.



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!