Visit Options

The best way to decide if North Central is the right fit for you is to visit. There are many ways to experience Cardinal life. You can tour our beautiful grounds, meet with faculty and admissions counselors, and learn about campus life from current students.

Visit days for individuals and groups allow you to experience the many opportunities North Central has to offer. Or tour our campus on your own. Explore campus from your computer or smartphone right now on our virtual tour app.

Maps are available throughout campus and online.

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Freshman Visit Program

Our most popular visit option for high school students - attend admission and financial aid presentations, tour campus with a current student, eat lunch on campus, etc.

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Transfer Visit Program

Both group and individual appointments are available, including unofficial transcript evaluations.

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Individual Weekday Visit

This can include an admission counselor meeting, tour, transfer transcript evaluation, faculty, coach, and/or a class visit.

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Small Group Saturdays

Learn about admission and financial aid processes in a group setting.

Note: This is designed for prospective freshmen only.

Chippy the North Central mascot with an admitted student.

Admitted Student Day

Monday, April 9th from 2 - 4pm: This is your chance to picture yourself as a member of North Central's next incoming class!

Students studying beneath the Golden Ration wall in the  Wentz Science Center.

Transcript Drop-off Day

This April 10 event is designed for transfer students. Drop-off your transcripts to receive a gift and an admission decision within 24 hours.

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Academic Open House

Join faculty to get detailed information about select majors/programs.

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Fine Arts Auditions

Accepted high school and transfer students interested in participating or majoring in the Fine Arts can audition for scholarships at these programs.

Students studying in the Boilerhouse Cafe.

Community College Table Visits

Meet your Admission Counselor when they visit your Community College and learn more about transferability of coursework to North Central College.

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While you're here

During a visit to North Central, you can meet with our admission staff, learn about financial aid, speak with faculty members, talk with a coach and stroll the campus with one of our students as your guide. When classes are in session, you can even sit in on a course that intrigues you.

When you visit, you’ll start feeling right at home.

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Planning your visit

From directions to lodging deals to local dining suggestions, we have the resources to make your visit to North Central fun, educational and affordable.

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Getting here

By plane, train or car, here’s how to find North Central. View our campus map

hotel in naperville


We have an agreement with several Naperville hotels to ensure you get a great deal when you visit.

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Our campus is only part of the story. There’s so much to explore off campus as well.

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See Chicago for the first time or from a whole new perspective. It's a short train ride away.

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