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ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Services

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.

Library Services

The mission of North Central College library services is to provide resources and services to meet the College community’s information and instructional media needs and to assist members of that community in developing skills for lifelong learning. To teach patrons how to access information, the library offers orientations, workshops and classes.

In addition to books, periodicals, instructional media and reference resources housed in Oesterle Library, the library’s webpage (http://library.noctrl.edu) offers access to online databases, the online catalog and online reference sources. Members of the College community may also borrow materials from more than 90 other academic libraries in Illinois, either in person, online or through Oesterle Library’s interlibrary loan service.

The North Central College Archives seeks to identify, preserve and make available the permanent records of the College and provide students with opportunities to use primary documents in their research. Housed in Oesterle Library, the Archives are open to the public. Two additional collections include the Suburban Studies Archives and the Harris W. Fawell Congressional Papers.

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.

Academic Advising

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.

Writing Center

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.