North Central College - Naperville, IL

Conditional Admission

North Central offers conditional admission to qualified undergraduate applicants who have been educated in a language other than English and whose academic record qualifies them for admission to a degree program, but whose level of English proficiency is lower than current admission requirements.

These students will be expected to enroll full-time in the English Language Institute (ELI) until they can demonstrate English proficiency determined by one of these measures:

  • Institutional TOEFL
  • TOEFL iBT score from an ETS testing center
  • IELTS score from an official IELTS testing center

Once students attain a TOEFL score of 68-78 or an IELTS score of 6.0, they may be fully admitted as undergraduate (Bachelor's) degree-seeking students. These students will be advised to enroll in either:

  • Credit-bearing, advanced ESL English class plus two other academic courses (for a minimum of 8 credits) OR
  • A first-year writing class plus two other academic courses (for a minimum of 8 credits) per term.

For more information about how to apply for admission to a degree program at North Central College, visit our International Admission page.