Come visit us!

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.

Visit Options


One of the best ways to determine whether North Central College is the right fit for you is to visit. There are many ways to experience Cardinal life, and we look forward to arranging your time on campus. Choose among Freshman Campus Visit Days, Transfer Information Sessions, individualized weekday visits, Saturday options and more. Or, experience campus on your own and take a virtual tour from your computer or smartphone.

two students studying outside on central campus

Events


  • Learn more about each visit option below or explore dates available through our online events registration page. When you find the right option, create an account and submit your registration (we recommend searching by "Event Category" to view various options.)
  • Non-degree and graduate degree-seeking students should set up a visit with Graduate and Professional Studies 
  • If you are looking to schedule a group visit, please contact our Visit Coordinator at 630-637-5800.
anatomy students in classroom

More Resources

students on visit day tour

Freshman Visit Days

Our most popular visit option for high school students, this program offers admission and financial aid presentations, a campus tour with a current student, a student life fair, lunch on campus and more.

students on campus visit day

Transfer Information Sessions

Get the essentials on transferring to North Central College. Learn about the transfer admission and financial aid timelines, transfer scholarship opportunities, and the transfer-ability of credit. Tour campus, meet your admission counselor and more.

campus visit

Individual Campus Visit

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

Financial Aid Night

We understand the importance of the financial aid process to you and your family. Join us for an evening dedicated to financial aid topics and what our process looks like at North Central. 

Note: This event is designed for prospective freshman and transfer students.

students walking on campus in the fall

Saturday Visits (options in Spanish)

Learn about the admission and financial aid processes in a group setting. Campus tours are also offered. Spanish sessions are available once a month (these visits are designed for prospective freshman during the academic year.)

High School Spring Break Visits

Learn about admission and financial aid processes in a group setting. Campus tours are also offered. 

Note: This event is designed for prospective freshman students who are currently juniors, sophomores or freshmen in high school.

Chippy the North Central mascot with an admitted student.

Admitted Student Day

This is your chance to picture yourself as a member of North Central's next incoming class!

Note: This event is designed for admitted freshman and transfer students.

piano

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.

shimer students in class

Shimer Great Books School Events

The Shimer Great Books School is currently offering individualized campus visits and several opportunities to participate in the Montaigne Scholarship competition.

First-Generation Visit Days

Calling all first-generation college students! This visit opportunity is designed with you in mind, allowing you to experience North Central's Cardinal First program.

illustration on campus

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.

students riding the metra train

Getting here

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

hotel in naperville

Lodging

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

students in downtown naperville

Naperville

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

millennium park chicago

Chicago

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


Connect with us on social using #VisitNorthCentralCollege

Apply to North Central College


Finding the right college is a big job. After all, you're only looking for that special place offering the skills and confidence to take on the world. You could use a hand. That's why we're here - to help you manage this life decision. 

students walking on campus