North Central College - Naperville, IL

How to Apply as a Transfer

Our next traditional start term possibility, Fall Term 2014, begins Monday, September 15th.  For full admission, financial aid and registration consideration, all Fall Term applications and transcripts must be received before Friday, August 15th, 2014.  If you cannot complete the admission process before this date, call your admission counselor at 630-637-5800 to discuss our Winter Term 2015 that begins January 5th, 2015.

If you are in good academic standing at the last college or university you attended, you may apply to transfer to North Central College.  

  • To be considered for admission, you need to have maintained a 2.25 transferable grade-point average or better and earned 27 transferable semester hours.
  • If you have not earned 27 transferable semester hours, your high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores will also be required.

You may apply for admission throughout the year, although we encourage you to do so at least three months before you plan to enroll. We review applications on a rolling basis. Once we have a complete file for admission, you will hear from your transfer admission counselor within 10 business days.

A complete file for transfer admission consists of:

1. An Undergraduate Application for Admission
Select one of the following methods to obtain an application:

  • Online
  • Download a printable version
  • Call 630-637-5800 to request an application by mail
  • Email us at to request an application by mail

2. Official college or university transcripts from all schools in which you were previously enrolled. We confirm prior enrollment through a national student database.

  • Download and use our Transcript Request Form. Note: you must request your transcripts from prior colleges, North Central College cannot do this for you.
  • View the Transfer Credit Policy.  
  • We calculate a transferable grade point average after we’ve determined which courses will transfer.  This grade point average will be used not only to make an admission decision about your application, but it will also be your starting grade-point average at North Central College.

3. Official high school transcripts (download Transcript Request Form). Note: you must request your high school transcripts from your high school. North Central College cannot do this for you.

4. Official ACT or SAT scores if fewer than 27 transferable credits have been earned (official scores on a high school transcript will be accepted)

  • ACT, North Central College code: 1096
  • SAT, North Central College code: 1555

5. OPTIONAL information we will consider:

  • Writing samples
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of extenuating circumstances

6.  For full financial aid consideration, complete or update your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with our college code 001734.

If you have questions about any of the above items, contact your transfer admission counselor to discuss your interest in transferring to North Central College. We highly encourage an individual appointment and transfer planning session for all transfer students. Call 630-637-5800.


Connect with Campus
Check your calendar and consider attending an upcoming Transfer Visit Program.

Find us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter! And stay up to date with all our other social media connections around campus!