We’re thrilled that you’re interested in becoming a Cardinal! At North Central, we’re dedicated to helping you push past what you thought was possible. No matter where you are in the process, take your next step today by selecting a box below.


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Welcome! You’re in the right place to take your first step toward attending North Central College. There’s a lot to love about our Cardinal community, and maybe you’ve heard some of it already: our 90+ majors ranging from health science to social entrepreneurship, record-shattering sports teams, unrivaled location in a vibrant city just 30 minutes from Chicago, plus so much more.

Now, we want to get to know you. Apply for admission today and get ready to apply your skills, strengths and passions at North Central.

Honors Program Admission

Interested in the Honors Program? After being notified of your admission to North Central, you can submit an application to the Honors Program, along with a letter of recommendation. The Honors Program is designed for students, pursuing any major, who are interested in taking intellectual risks and engaging in rigorous and meaningful work. It’s an opportunity to test and push your limits with the support of expert faculty and encouragement of fellow honors students.

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See Yourself at North Central

Whether you’re from around the block or across the globe, there’s a place at North Central waiting just for you. Take advantage of the many opportunities to visit campus, located in the heart of downtown Naperville and just steps away from Naperville’s Metra station. Can’t make the trip? Our virtual tour brings campus to wherever you call home, in the hopes you’ll discover your home away from home here at North Central.

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Financing the Future

A North Central education empowers students to push past what they thought was possible, and it starts with a commitment to make North Central possible for all. That’s why 100% of our students receive financial assistance. By investing in our students now, we invest in a generation of leaders who are curious, confident, and capable of anything.



Your Guide to Becoming a Cardinal

Choosing the right college matters. Fortunately, we know a thing or two about finding your perfect fit. As you consider academics, athletics, campus life, affordability, and more, your North Central admissions counselor will take you under their wing every step of the way.

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It depends on where you are in the process, but one of these is definitely your next step. Let's get started today!

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