How to Apply
Our next traditional start term possibility, Fall Term 2018, begins Monday, September 10th. For full admission, financial aid and registration consideration, there is a target date of Friday, August 10th for Fall Term 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 Winter Term 2019 (Jan. 2nd start) and our Spring Term 2019 (March 25th start).
- To be competitive for admission, a 2.5 transferable grade-point average is preferred.
- If you have not earned 27 transferable semester hours, your high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores will also be required.
- You must not have been dismissed for any reason from your last institution attended.
Your Application and Transcripts
Request official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities be sent to the Office of Admission. We accept sealed, official paper transcripts as well as official electronic transcripts that are sent directly through the following sources: Credentials eScrip-Safe, National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, and Joint Services Transcripts.
Send an official high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores if you have not earned 27 transferable semester hours at the time of application.
Optional Information We Will Consider:
- Personal statement or documentation of extenuating circumstances
- Letters of recommendation
For Full Financial Aid Consideration:
- Complete or update your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with our college code 001734.
- Search for North Central College scholarships as well as outside resources.
Connect with Campus
To enroll as degree-seeking at North Central College, you need to have a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent of a high school diploma. North Central College does not accept degree-seeking students who only meet requirements to show an ability to benefit or who are only beyond the age of compulsory attendance in the state of Illinois. To evaluate the validity of a student's high school diploma if the school or the Secretary has reason to believe that the diploma is not valid, the Office of Admission contacts the registrar or counseling office at the high school in question for confirmation of the diploma’s validity. If the diploma was not obtained from an entity that provides secondary school education, the Office of Admission would require the student to provide alternate documentation showing they have a recognized equivalent of a high school diploma. Student self-certification is not sufficient documentation, and if the Office of Admission is not able to validate the high school diploma, the applicant cannot appeal the decision not to validate the diploma.