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Chinese applicants with U.S. status (resident, refugee/asylee) should apply as U.S. students; students who will have non-immigrant status (usually F-1) follow a slightly different procedure.
Only completed applications will be reviewed for admission. Please see the International Application Materials Checklist for a list of the documents required to make an application complete.
|Application Plan||Deadline||Type||Notification Date||Deposit Deadline|
|Early Action||December 1||Non-binding||February 1||May 1|
|Early Decision||December 1||Binding||January 1||January 15|
|Regular Decision||January 15||Non-binding||April 1||May 1|
Complete international applications, including an attested Certification of Finances, must be submitted to the Office of Admission by 12/1 or 1/15 depending on your application plan. Applicants under each plan are considered only for fall term enrollment, which begins in September. If you are admitted and choose to enroll at Centre College, you will need to remit a USD 300 non-refundable enrollment deposit by either 1/15 (for Early Decision) or 5/1 (for Early Action and Regular Decision) to secure your admission.
Centre does not offer need-based financial aid to international students but does consider them in our merit scholarship competition. We consider every international applicant for merit based scholarships, for which there is no additional application. On average, we expect international students to be able to contribute USD 28,000 annually toward their Centre education. International applicants must complete the College Board Certification of Finances Statement.
Costs / Comprehensive Fee
Centre sets its cost each year as a comprehensive fee. This fee includes tuition, all academic fees, student housing, board (meals), and most cultural and athletic events on campus. Please keep in mind that colleges do increase their tuition each year.
Comprehensive Annual Fee for the 2012-2013 academic year: USD 43,800. This is the amount that would appear on your bill should you enroll at Centre.
Certificate of Eligibility
Students outside the United States will need a Certificate of Eligibility to apply for a student visa and to enter the United States (INS Form 1-20 for F-1 student). F-1 students who are already in the United States will need a Certificate of Eligibility to continue their current status.
Centre College will issue the Certificate of Eligibility once we have received two items - the student's US USD 300 enrollment deposit and the certification of finances showing adequate financial support. We will then tell you how to pay the USD 100 fee required to receive an I-20 form.
International Transfer Students
Centre College encourages international transfer students. It is important to understand our transfer policy. Transfer applicants to Centre must submit everything required of first-year applicants plus a Dean’s Reference form and an official copy of their college or university transcript. The transfer of credit from other universities will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants who have college-level credit from institutions outside of the United States may be required to submit their academic records to World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators for a general evaluation. Information and forms may be obtained from their Web sites at www.wes.org or www.ece.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have additional questions, please see the Frequently Asked Questions for international students.