If you are an APPLICANT, please sign in below using your North Central single-sign-on (SSO) username and password, which is the same as your Merlin username and password. If you need assistance, please click on trouble signing in.

PLEASE NOTE: REFERENCES and REVIEWERS who have a North Central SSO username and password may also sign in below. For REFERENCES and REVIEWERS who are not North Central faculty or staff, please click on the References and Reviewers tab above to sign in.


To access your Reference or Reviewer account, sign in with your Blackbaud ID (BBID) using the email address where you received your invitation.

If you don’t have a Blackbaud ID, click Continue with Blackbaud ID then select Sign Up and follow the steps to create one. The sign up is a one-time process. Once you have signed up, you will be able to sign in with your new Blackbaud ID.

If you need to recover your password or you have not yet received an email confirming your account, see trouble signing in.