McKenna Reed

Transfer Admission Counselor, Admissions



Community College Visits:

Harper College - all "Table Visits" are in front of the Academic Advising and Counseling Office in Building I, Room 117

- Table Visit: Tuesday, March 13 from 10am-1pm

- Table Visit: Tuesday, April 17 from 10am-1pm

Moraine Valley Community College - all "Table Visits" are outside the library on the second floor

- Table Visit: Tuesday, March 20 from 10am-1pm

- PICU Fair: Tuesday, March 27 from 10am-1pm

- Table Visit: Wednesday, April 11 from 10am-1pm

Morton College 

- PICU Fair: Wednesday, February 28 from 10am-1pm

Oakton Community College -  all visits are in "Student Street" - across from the Cafeteria 

- Transfer Fair: Thursday, March 22 from 10am-1pm

- Transfer Fair: Thursday, April 19 from 10am-1pm

Prairie State College 

- Transfer Fair: Wednesday, March 7 from 11:30am-1pm

Triton College 

- PICU Fair: Tuesday, February 27 from 10am-1pm


Attend an upcoming transfer visit program:

Information Session on Saturday, March 10th (for prospective/applied students and parents) - Students who attend our "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. Please click here to register:

Meet with me for an unofficial transcript evaluation:

Contact me directly (or our office: 630-637-5800, 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 2018, begins Monday, March 26th. For full admission, financial aid and registration consideration, there is a target date of Friday, March 2nd for Spring term file completion. If you cannot complete your file by this date, call our office at 630-637-5800 to discuss your situation.


Learn about your Admission Counselor:

Favorite thing about North Central: The community at North Central is unbeatable! It's incredibly easy to dive right in and get involved, and you'll build life-lasting relationships with friends, professors, and the strong Cardinal alumni network. You're able to stand out and feel valued as a person, as well as collaborate with others. This place truly becomes home, and there's endless opportunities to take advantage of! At North Central, your growth and development will carry on for extremely useful life experiences! You'll naturally find yourself bragging about how proud you are to attend this wonderful institution (seriously)!

Words I use to describe North Central students: Changemakers, determined, involved, interactive, and successful...the list could go on and on! 

Why did I choose to become an Admission Counselor/staff member at North Central? Since I transferred to North Central and had an incredible experience, I wanted to stay at my Alma Mater and share it with others! Transferring can be scary at times, but there is so much help and support provided by North Central to make the transition seamless. My goal is to play a significant role in guiding students through these big life decisions within higher education. 

Favorite Naperville restaurant: There's so many to chose from all within a couple blocks of campus! If I had to chose one, I'd have to say Egg Harbor Cafe. It's great comfort food!

Favorite season in Naperville: Honestly, the campus is beautiful all year round, but fall is my favorite. It's always colorful and lively with students ready to make more memories coming in for a new academic year!

Advice to students: During the admission process, let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns! I'm here to help and have even experienced North Central's transfer process myself! During your time as a student here, take advantage of everything you possibly can! Whether your interested in campus activities, clubs, fine arts, athletics, research opportunities, internships, working on campus, studying abroad, or all of the above, I say go for it! Like everyone says, your college years do really fly by, so soak it all in, build up your resume, and have fun while doing it! Your transfer experience can be truly amazing, especially if you stretch yourself by going past your comfort zone and trying something new.