North Central College - Naperville, IL

Applying & Acceptance

Applications due:

January 31st


Fall 2015 Applicants:  Thank you for submitting your application for study abroad for fall 2015. We are currently reviewing all applications. We anticipate sending out decision letters the week of March 2nd.

Please, mark your calendars and make any adjustments to your schedule to be at your first mandatory orientation Tuesday, March 10th from 12-2pm in Meiley-Swallow.


You've made it through the toughest part of the application process -- deciding on the program that is best for you. Congratulations! Your next step is to complete your North Central College study abroad application. Completing the application is easy enough, however, we suggest getting started early if you plan on having all of your supporting application documents ready to turn in by the January 31st deadline.


To apply for a program, please follow these steps:

1.  Pick up an application form from the Office of International Programs or download and print an application linked below.

2.  Complete your application fully according to the instruction and checklist provided on the application. Partially completed applications will not be accepted.

3.  Obtain two letters of recommendation: one academic and one character reference. Details regarding the content of these letters of reference can be found on the 'Reference Form' linked below.  

Please note: references do not submit their letters directly to the Office of International Programs. Reference letters should be submitted to the applicant in a sealed and signed envelope, then turned in with the rest of the application.

4.  Submit your comleted application form, sealed recommendation letters, two official passport pictures, two copies of your current resume (in English), and two copies of your 1-2 page statement of purpose.

Completed applications should be turned in to the Office of International Programs at Abe House (next to the College Bookstore). We do not accept electronic applications.


Application Status & Acceptance Letters

Acceptance letters are mailed via post to applicants by mid to late February.



Application Documents & Forms

Direct Enrollment/Exchange Program Application

Japan Exchange Program Application  (Aoyama Gakuin University, Iwate University, Kanda University, Kyoto Gakuen University, Nagoya Gakuin University)

NCC-in-China/Japan (Program offered every other year. Will not be accepting applications until January 31, 2016 to study abroad Fall 2016.)

NCC-in-Costa Rica

NCC-in-England (Canterbury)

S.I.R.O.L. (Student in Residence on Leave programs are non-NCC study abroad programs)

Reference Form  (two recommendations required; forms should be returned to applicant in sealed envelopes and submitted with the NCC application)

Transcript Request Waiver





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