Supporting Your Success

College is an exciting journey, but it's normal to experience a few challenges along the way. Whether you're looking for help academically, emotionally, 社会, financially, or professionally, our 教师 and staff are here to empower you and help you find direction as a Cardinal.

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Center for Student Success

From freshman orientation to graduation day, the Center for Student Success offers a range of programs that help students achieve their academic, 个人, and professional goals. 

Dyson 健康 Center

When you’re feeling unwell, it’s good to know that compassionate help is close at hand. Dyson’s staff of on-campus health care professionals are here to provide confidential medical and counseling services, including free appointments, common prescriptions, medical tests, and therapy sessions. 

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Career Development

The Center for Career and Professional Development supports and empowers students in the exploration, preparation, and pursuit of their chosen career. Their dedicated staff members guide students through everything from building a resume to acing their interview, both in undergrad and beyond. 

Student Disability Services

North Central College is committed to providing equal opportunity and meaningful access for all students. Student Disability Services partners with students, 教师, and staff to provide accessible environments and academic accommodations so that each student is equipped to succeed at North Central. 

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Success Across Cultures

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Cardinal First

For millions of families, college is a first. But educating first-generation students isn’t a first for North Central. With nearly 40% of students identifying as first-generation, North Central is a nationally recognized leader in equipping these trailblazing students for success in college. Here, first-generation status is a point of pride among our students, 教师 and staff. 

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Premier Scholars Program

The Premier Scholars Program, also known as "Premier," serves a diverse group of incoming first-year students. As a Premier Scholar, you’ll get to create incredible memories and build lasting friendships. Through the program you will engage with the campus through a sample psychology class, campus partner workshops, and have an assigned Premier Team Leader mentor, who will support you throughout your first year at North Central! 

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As a partner college with TheDream.US, North Central stands committed to supporting the dreams and ambitions of undocumented students. Through this partnership, the College provides ongoing support to address the emotional, lifestyle and financial challenges of college and get DREAMers to the graduation stage.

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International Student Services and Engagement

International Student Services and Engagement (ISSE) supports, advocates and designs experiences for international students from admittance through graduation. We provide students with 个人 and professional development opportunities outside the classroom. 

Success in the Classroom

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Academic Advising

Mapping your academic journey at North Central doesn't have to feel overwhelming. Your assigned Success Coach will help you select your classes and keep you on track to meet the requirements of your program. Our coaches will help you craft a class schedule that balances your academic needs, extracurricular interests and professional goals.

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Writing Center

工作人员ed by your fellow students, the Writing Center is an excellent resource for writers at all levels to hone their essays, research papers, cover letters, 和更多的. Consultations are free and offered in-person or online. Tutorials can happen at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming a topic to final revision. 

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Math Resource Center

The Math Resource Center offers thoughtful support for problem solving, 微积分, and many other topics across STEM classes. We’re open afternoons throughout each term to work with you on any math questions you may have. 

Financial 援助

A degree from North Central College is an investment with lifelong returns. It’s a commitment to your career, a decision to study the world around you, and an opportunity to make friends for life. We partner with you and your family to maximize affordability through a number of financial assistance options. We’re dedicated to making sure cost is never a barrier to a comprehensive liberal arts education. 

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Campus 资源

Learn more about our many resources on campus, including the Hub, Campus Safety, and the Oesterle 图书馆.

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