North Central College - Naperville, IL

High School and Pre-College Students

Exceptional opportunities for exceptional students

North Central College offers numerous opportunities for pre-college students. For most students, these will be found in our non-credit classes or our many Summer Camps.

However, bright motivated high school students are eligible to apply for admission as Community Scholars or as Lederman Scholars. Both programs are designed for highly motivated students who wish to continue studies in an area or explore areas of study not available at their high school. For example, students who complete AP courses with a grade of 3 or better prior to their senior year might want to continue their studies with an appropriate North Central College course.

A student may apply for admission as a Community Scholar with the permission of her or his high school and parent or guardian.

Applicants for the Lederman Scholars Program should be in the top 5 percent of their class and have an ACT composite of 30. Students with exceptional ability who do not meet these criteria should contact Dr. Rich Wilders at 630-637-5234.

Tuition for either program is $150 per credit hour - a substantial reduction from our regular tuition rates.

And for gifted pre-K-9th graders
North Central College has teamed up with Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development to offer its popular Saturday Enrichment Program on the North Central College campus, beginning in fall 2008. The eight–week program begins on September 29, at 9:00 a.m. Students will interact with other children while exploring math, science and the humanities at a pace and in a setting compatible with their abilities. For more information, or call 847-491-3782 extension 2.

Summer College Credit

Summer is a great time to try out our Community or Lederman Scholars Programs. You can enroll in courses ranging from Physics to Philosophy all of which are offered in a convenient eight week format.

It's also possible for students who don't live near campus to enroll in summer classes. A limited number of spaces are available in our campus residence halls.

Contact Dr. Rich Wilders at 630 -637-5234 for more information about either program.