A variety of services and organizations are available for all North Central College students, both graduate and undergraduate alike. These include, but are not limited to Campus Ministry, Multicultural Affairs, Writing Center and the Community Service Center. A complete listing may be found in the North Central College Student Handbook.
The mission of North Central College library services is to actively support the College's educational programs. The library staff offers orientations, workshops, and classes to teach patrons how to access the wealth of information available to them. In addition to books, periodicals, videos, CDs and electronic reference resources housed in Oesterle library, the library's webpage (http://library.noctrl.edu/) offers access to online catalog, databases and online reference sources. Members of the College community may also borrow materials from 88 other academic libraries in Illinois, either in person or online.
Career Development Center
The staff in the Career Development Center provides career counseling, computerized assessment, programming on relevant issues, job search strategies, plus resume, cover letter and interview preparation. The office houses a library with resources and computers where students can research companies and prepare themselves for the job market. The services of the Career Development Center also include on-line job listings, job and internship fairs, resume referrals and mock interviews. Lists of part-time and full-time job vacancies are also available.
Office of International Programs
The Office of International Programs is here to assist international students in all aspects of the adjustment to living and studying in the United States. The office can assist with questions about academics, immigration procedures and regulations, housing, employment and community life. The International Student Handbook prepares students for the upcoming experience at NCC. North Central College also has an active International Club that organizes several events throughout the year in addition to those hosted by Office of International Programs. There are a variety of highlighted events and activities throughout each term including the highly anticipated International Festival, every winter term, where the many cultures represented on campus and in the community have the opportunity to present their culture through food and various types of entertainment.
Students receive academic advising through the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. With help from the School of Graduate and Professional Studies and/or the specific program coordinator, the graduate student plans a course schedule usually a year in advance. Term by term adjustments can be made to the schedule as needed or desired by the student in order to facilitate steady progress toward completion of the master's degree.
Center for Student Success
Disability Support Services
The disability support office provides a range of support tailored to meet individual student needs who have a documented physical, emotional and/or learning disability. The goal of these services is to provide access and support so students may pursue their educational goals and participate in the activities of the College. Students should contact the Director of Student Disability Services with questions or to schedule a consultation.
The Writing Center offers thoughtful support for writing, reading and critical thinking across all classes. The Writing Center is open afternoons and evenings throughout the fall, winter and spring terms to work with you on any aspect of your writing, from grappling with assignments and jotting down ideas, to initial drafting and revising.
The Writing Center is for all levels of writers as Writing Center Associates (successful student-writers sharing their expertise) also work with a wide range of students from across the College who are looking for a careful critique of their writing. The primary commitment is to help students become a better writer and thinker. Results vary depending on the needs of the student.