North Central’s College of Graduate and Professional Education prepares you to be an effective Christian leader in businesses, churches, and other organizations.
Follow these steps to apply:
Step 1 — Submit an application for admission
You can apply online.
The 2020-2021 application deadlines are as follows:
- November 15
- April 15
- July 15
We encourage you to apply prior to these deadlines, though the graduate admissions committee will continue to consider applications after the deadline has passed (subject to course availability).
Step 2 — Send your official undergraduate transcripts
Send us your transcripts from all previous undergraduate or graduate institutions you’ve attended. Request to have your official transcripts sent from your previous institution directly to the Admissions Office at North Central University via mail, fax, or clearing house. You can also submit unofficial or official transcripts via email to email@example.com.
To enroll in the College of Graduate and Professional Education, you need to have obtained a bachelor’s degree earned from a regionally, nationally, professionally, or specialized accredited institution as listed in the Higher Education Directory, with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
If your cumulative GPA is less than 3.0, send at least one of the following as an indicator of academic readiness:
- Academic Essay (the Graduate Studies office will provide you with the prompt and guidelines)
- GRE or GMAT scores at or above the 50th percentile
Where should I send my transcripts and forms?
Mail all of your materials to:
North Central University Admissions Office
910 Elliot Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
You can also submit unofficial or official transcripts via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 3 — Submit one graduate admission reference form
- A reference written by an employer or professor addressing potential for success in the graduate program is required. Your reference request will be sent automatically when you list a reference in the online application.
Step 4 — Submit the following requirements below
- An essay including the following:
- Statement of intention relating to your choice of this program
- Statement describing professional/personal goals (professional growth plan)
- Professional résumé
Upload your statements and résumé here:
Step 5 — Apply for your FAFSA
Go to fafsa.ed.gov to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as possible. This will help North Central to assess your aid situation.
What happens after I complete these steps?
Once we have received all required application materials, we will review your application and inform you of any missing requirements. An admissions decision will be sent to you as soon as possible. There may be a delay in acquiring transcripts from some universities.
Please note: Additional academic writing samples may be requested upon the discretion of the Graduate Admissions Committee.
International applications may require additional processing steps. Please contact the International Admissions Counselor at 612.343.4471 or email@example.com.
Undergraduate students interested in the 4+1 program
NCU undergraduate students who are interested in the 4+1 program must meet the minimum requirements of:
- 90 credit hours accumulated at the time of their first graduate school course
- A cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above
- Interview and approval by the program Dean (contact the College of Graduate and Professional Education office at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule)