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North Central’s Online Associate of Arts in Church Leadership prepares you to be an effective Christian leader in businesses, churches, and other organizations.

Looking for information on how to apply for the online Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership? Read more here.

Follow these steps to apply to the Online Associate of Arts:

Step 1 — Submit an application for admission

You can apply online.

Step 2 — Send your official transcripts

Send us your official high school transcripts as well as transcripts from any previous undergraduate 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.

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

Step 3 — Submit your FAFSA

Go to to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as possible. This will be the first step in your financial aid process. Make sure you include North Central University (code #002369) on the list of schools to receive your FAFSA information.

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. Please note: There may be a delay in acquiring transcripts from some universities.

International applications may require additional processing steps. Please contact the Graduate Studies office at 612.343.4184 or


We’re here to help! Our admissions counselors can answer any questions you have. Please reach out to us at 1.800.289.6222 or