Nicole Vrabec

Transfer Admission Counselor


+1 630 637 5804


In response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, our employees are mostly working remotely at this time. As such, you can call/text me at 630-447-9636 from 8:00am to 4:30pm on weekdays or email me at

Community College Visits:

- Joliet Junior College 

  • Wednesday, September 8th from 10:00am-1:00pm (Business Pathway Fair- D Concourse)
  • Tuesday, September 14th from 10:00am-1:00pm (D Concourse) 
  • Thursday, September 30th from 10:00am-1:00pm (D Concourse)
  • Tuesday, October 5th from 10:00am-1:00pm (STEM Pathway Fair- D Concourse)
  • Tuesday, October 12th from 10:00am-1:00pm (Building A, Advising Table) 
  • Tuesday, October 26th from 10:00am-1:00pm (D Concourse)
  • Thursday, November 4th from 10:00am-1:00pm (D Concourse) 
  • Wednesday, November 17th from 10:00am-1:00pm (Building A, Advising Table)
  • Wednesday, December 8th from 10:00am-1:00pm (Building A, Advising Table)


College of Lake County - all table visits are located in the Student Commons (near Café Willow) 

  • Thursday, September 16th from 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 20th from 10:00am-1:00pm (Private Illinois Colleges and Universities Fair)
  • Tuesday, November 16th from 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Thursday, December 9th from 10:00am-1:00pm


McHenry County College - all table visits are located in the College Transfer Hub (near Advising) in Building A

  • Wednesday, September 21st from 10:00am-1:00pm (Private Illinois Colleges and Universities Fair)
  • Thursday, October 21st from 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 30th from 10:00am-1:00pm


On-Campus Visits: 

We are currently offering a limited number of on-campus tours by appointment only. This gives you an opportunity to see campus in-person with one of our tour guides (current NC student). You can view tour availability and register here. Please read our health and safety guidelines thoroughly if you come to campus.  

Virtual Visits:

Individual Appointments at your convenience. I strongly recommend meeting with me to discuss your enrollment process. You can schedule an appointment here:

Virtual Information is available on our website! Click here to find more details on our virtual campus tour and campus photo gallery. 

Various Weekday Virtual Visits throughout the semester where we can chat about general aspects of the college, your transfer credits and major, financial aid, etc. are available as well here. 

  • Thursday, October 14th from 2-3PM | Join this Zoom meeting any time between 2-3PM to ask me questions through a face-to-face conversation. 
  • Wednesday, October 27th from 10-11AM | Join this Zoom meeting any time between 10-11AM to ask me questions through a face-to-face conversation. 
  • Wednesday, November 10th from 12-1PM | Join this Zoom meeting any time between 12-1PM to ask me questions through a face-to-face conversation. 
  • Tuesday, November 30th from 6-7PM | Join this Zoom meeting any time between 6-7 PM to ask me questions through a face-to-face conversation. 
  • Monday, December 20th from 2-3PM | Join this Zoom meeting any time between 2-3PM to ask me questions through a face-to-face conversation. 

Meet with me for an unofficial transcript evaluation:

Contact me directly ( to have an unofficial evaluation of your transcripts. We are currently offering virtual appointments through Zoom, or over the phone, as well as campus visits. 


Our next traditional start term possibility, Spring 2022, begins on Monday, January 10, 2022. For full admission, financial aid and registration consideration, there is a target date of Friday, December 17th 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 2022 semester, which starts on August 24, 2022.


Learn about your Admission Counselor:

Favorite thing about North Central: North Central College offers an atmosphere and community that is unlike any other! We provide family-like assets and experiences that can make anyone feel at home! Our faculty and staff work hard to make your college experience one you will never forget! Through interactive events and programs, we strive to set you up for the most success. 

Words I use to describe North Central students: Determined, friendly, sociable, driven, and dedicated! 

Why did I choose to become an Admission Counselor/staff member at North Central? Being a North Central alumna, I wanted to give back to the community that helped shape the woman I am today! It offered me a place where I could learn and develop the skills that I use in both the workplace and everyday life. My goal is to make each student feel as welcomed and prepared as I did when I started my journey at North Central.

Favorite Naperville restaurant: The Lantern is my favorite restaurant because it is a staple of Downtown Naperville! It has been operating for over 50 years and not much on the inside has changed! The free popcorn machine, which has been around since the 70's, is one of my favorite features! 

Favorite season in Naperville: My favorite season on campus is autumn! The changing leaves and sweater weather give campus a home-like feel! The Riverwalk is beautiful all year round, but in autumn it is a sight like no other! 

Advice to students: Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about North Central or the transfer process! During your time as a student, my biggest piece of advice is to GET INVOLVED! Our campus has a lot to offer, from clubs to intramural teams or research opportunities to theatre, there is for sure a good fit for you!