North Central College - Naperville, IL

Randy Magnuson

Transfer Admission Counselor
(630) 637-5829
Aurora, Ill.
B.A. English (Taylor University, 2012)

Favorite thing about North Central:
The people. Everyone I know here is friendly and welcoming, whether they are faculty, staff, or students. There is no doubt that North Central has a close-knit campus community.

Words I use to describe North Central students:
While there are so many adjectives that could accurately describe them, I would have to say that North Central students are well-rounded. The wide variety of campus activities and events available to students allow them to be involved in many ways.

Why did I choose to become an Admission Counselor at North Central?
I know from firsthand experience and from teaching experience that the college application process is a stressful time for high school students. For this reason, I want to be able to personally help relieve some of this stress as well as guide students in the pursuit of their future goals through a quality, academically-esteemed institution like North Central.

Favorite Naperville Restaurant:
It’s probably a toss-up between Mongolian BBQ and Ted’s Montana Grill. Places that have many options and where I can get a lot of food!

Favorite Season in Naperville:
Definitely Spring. After a long Winter, there is nothing better than the first warm day of Spring. Plus, I like the rain and the transformation of the landscape from brown to green.

Advice to Students:
Research as much as you can about the schools you are applying to. The more you know about a college, the better you will be at determining if it is right for you. It makes the entire process easier and less intimidating.


Table Visits this Fall:

College of Lake County: All "Table Visit" are in Building L, across from the library

Thursday, February 6th 10 AM - 1 PM

Tuesday, March 11th (PICU Fair) 10 AM - 1 PM

Wednesday, April 9th (Transfer Fair) 10 AM - 1 PM

Elgin Community College: All "Table Visits" are in Student Center, in front of the Bookstore

Wednesday, January 22nd  10 AM - 1 PM

Tuesday, February 18th 10 AM - 1 PM

Tuesday, March 4th (PICU Fair) 10 AM - 1 PM

Tuesday, April 15th 10 AM - 1 PM

Harper Community College: All "Table Visits" are in Building A, Student Center

Thursday, January 23rd  10 AM - 1 PM

Tuesday, February 25th (Transfer Fair) 10 AM - 1 PM 

Tuesday, April 1st 10 AM - 1 PM

Thursday, April 17th 10 AM - 1 PM

Illinois Valley Community College: All "Table Visits" are in the Student Center

Thursday, January 30th 10 AM - 1 PM

Thursday, February 27th 10 AM - 1 PM

McHenry Community College:  All "Table Visits" are in the Student Center/Cafeteria

Wednesday, February 5th 10 AM - 1 PM

Rock Valley Community College: All "Table Visits" are in the Student Center

Thursday, March 20th 10 AM - 1 PM

Tuesday, April 22nd 10 AM - 1 PM

Sauk Valley Community College: Table Visit Across from Counseling Center

Tuesday, February 20th 10AM - 1PM

Wednesday, April 23rd 10AM - 1PM

Triton Community College: All "Table Visits" are in the Student Center

Monday, March 10th (PICU Fair) 10 AM - 1 PM

Tuesday, April 8th 10 AM - 1 PM

Moraine Valley Community College

Tuesday, February 11th (PICU Fair) 10AM - 1PM

Thursday, March 6th 10AM - 1PM

Oakton Community College

Wednesday, February 12th (Transfer Fair) 10AM - 1PM

Thursday, April 3rd 10AM - 1PM


Can't meet with me at your current community college? Consider attending one of our Transfer Visit Programs.

You can always arrange an individual campus visit to meet with a counselor, get an unofficial evaluation of your transcripts, and take a tour of our campus in Naperville's Historic District. Simply call our office at 630-637-5800. Be sure to bring copies of your transcripts to review!

Follow Transfer admission on Twitter and Facebook, and check out the College’s web communities page since there are lots of things going on all over campus throughout the year.

Fall Term begins Monday, September 15th, 2014. For full admission, financial aid and registration consideration, all Spring term applications and transcripts must be received before Friday, August 15th, 2014. If you cannot complete the admission process before this date, call 630-637-5800 to speak with a transfer counselor about our Winter Term in January.