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 to which you are applying. 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.


Community College Table Visits:

- Joliet Junior College: All "Table Visits" are in the C Concourse

Table Visit: Wednesday, October 28th (10am-1pm)

Major Exploration Fair: Wednesday, November 4th (9:30am-1pm)

Table Visit: Thursday, November 19th (10am-1pm)

Table Visit: Tuesday, December 8th (10am-1pm)

- Moraine Valley Community College: All "Table Visits" are located outside the Library


Visit Days at North Central College

Transfer Information Session on Tues., November 24th or Fri., December 4th
(for prospective or applied students and parents)

Transfer Financial Aid Night on Mon., November 23rd
(for applied students and parents)


Our next traditional start term possibility, Winter Term 2016, begins Monday, January 4th.  For full admission, financial aid and registration consideration, there is a target date of Friday, December 11th for Winter Term file completion.  If you cannot complete your file by this date, call our office at 630-637-5800 to discuss your situation.  We are also currently admitting students for our Spring Term 2016 (March 28th start) and Fall Term (September 12th start).


 Individual Visits

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


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.