North Central offers conditional admission to qualified 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 a conditionally admitted undergraduate student attains a TOEFL score of 79 or an IELTS score of 6.5, they may be fully admitted as undergraduate (Bachelor's) degree-seeking student. 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.
Once a conditionally admitted graduate student attains a TOEFL score of 80 or an IELTS score of 6.5, they may be fully admitted as a graduate (Master's) degree-seeking student.
For more information about how to apply for admission to a degree program at North Central College, visit our International Admission page.