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.

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. To browse events without an account, click here: Events.
Note: We recommend searching by "Event Category" to view various options.

If you are looking to schedule a group visit, please contact our Visit Coordinator at 630-637-5800.

**Non-degree and graduate degree seeking students should set up a visit with Graduate and Professional Studies (

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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.

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Individual Campus 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 (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.

Note: This is 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

Friday, April 12th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. 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.

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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.

Shimer Great Books School Events

The Shimer Great Books School is currently offering events in conjunction with our Campus Visit Days, as well as three options to participate in the Montaigne Scholarship competition.

Engineering Make & Take Event

Preview Engineering at North Central with a talk by professors and an opportunity to work in the lab with our 3-D design software and printers. 

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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.

millennium park chicago


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

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