North Central College - Naperville, IL

Admitted Transfer Students


Congratulations on your admission to North Central College!
The following is a list of the steps involved in the transfer admission and financial aid processes to help make your transition to North Central as smooth as possible.

1. Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships
For full financial aid consideration, complete or update your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with our college code 001734.  Search for North Central College scholarships as well as outside resources.  Contact your transfer admission counselor for assistance in working through this process.

Veteran benefits: If you are a veteran, contact Julie Carballo at 630-637-5155 to schedule your required benefits meeting to discuss necessary paperwork.  If you are eligible to receive veteran benefits as a dependent, contact Therese Lux at 630-637-5254 to schedule your required benefits meeting.  Go to the veterans website for more information. 

North Central College students are eligible to participate in the U.S. Army ROTC Rolling Thunder Battalion or the U.S. Air Force ROTC Detachment 195 leading to a commission as a military officer.  In addition to having the full undergraduate experience at North Central, cadets take one ROTC course per term at either Wheaton College (Army ROTC) or Illinois Institute of Technology (Air Force ROTC).  Ten credit hours of military science course work is accepted in transfer credit toward your North Central Degree.

For more information about being a ROTC cadet at North Central College, including the North Central ROTC Room & Board grant, contact Julie Carballo, Veteran & Military Services Coordinator at or 630-637-5155.

2. Submit Your Commuter or Resident Deposit
To reserve your spot in the class, you can pay your non-refundable $100 tuition deposit online, over the phone (630-637-5800), by check made out to North Central College, or in person at the Office of Admission (2nd floor Old Main).  We highly recommend you discuss your financial aid award letter with your transfer counselor prior to submitting your deposit. 

Resident: To reserve a spot in on-campus housing, your deposit will instead be $200 and you'll also need to complete and return your Roommate Questionnaire. If you are seeking a housing accommodation for medical needs, review our guidelines and submit the form by the appropriate deadline. Residence hall space is assigned in deposit date orderWe highly recommend you discuss your financial aid award letter with your transfer counselor prior to submitting your deposit.

3. Complete Required Immunizations Form
Submit your immunizations records before enrolling at the College.  Call the Dyson Wellness Center with any questions (630-637-5550).
For students enrolling Fall 2016 or beyond:
This form must be submitted to the Dyson Wellness Center before you are able to schedule a class advising and registration appointment.

4. Schedule Class Advising and Registration
Once your deposit is processed, you will receive information about class advising and registration. Transfer advising and registration typically begins in mid-May and continues throughout the next academic year. 

5. Complete Mandatory Violence Prevention Training
Complete North Central's Violence Prevention Training before the first day of classes.  Call the Dyson Wellness Center with any questions (630-637-5550).

6. Request Final Transcripts
Make arrangements to have your final college or university transcripts sent to the Office of Admission before the first day of the term. If you haven't already done so, please also send an official final high school transcript showing date of graduation.

7. Purchase Books and Supplies
Determine which books and supplies you'll need for each class by regularly checking Merlin as your start term approaches.  Books are available for purchase or rent at the North Central College Bookstore.

8. Register for Transfer Orientation
Ensure the smoothest transition possible by attending a transfer orientation program.  A three-day Welcome Week leads up to Fall Term, and a one-day Fast Track program is offered before each term as well.  Contact the Office of Orientation at or 630-637-5410 with questions. 

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