New Student Next Steps

The essentials to begin your Centre experience.

We’re so happy you've chosen Centre as your home for the next four years. Below, you will find everything that you need to do before you join us in August. Some items are time-sensitive and have specific deadlines, so make sure to check back regularly to ensure all of your tasks are completed on schedule.

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CentreNet Self-Service

CentreNet is your central portal to access our College systems, your Centre email, event and class information, social groups, registration and grades, and much more!

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Get Started with Navigate

Access the communication tool that will help you stay on track to achieve your goals from the first day of classes all the way through graduation.

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New Student Orientation

Paired with the move-in process, New Student Orientation is your chance to learn all of the whos, whats, whens, wheres, and whys at Centre College.

Summer Tasks Timeline

Specific dates for summer 2024 will be available in the spring.

New Student Task Opening Date Completion Date
CentreNet Account Setup Acceptance notice ASAP
Centre Email Setup (CentreNet) Acceptance notice ASAP
Navigate Account Setup Mid May ASAP
Submit Health Records/Insurance CentreNet Account Setup Late May
Roommate Questionnaire/Meal Plan Mid May Early June
Placement Tests Late May Early June
Request Final Transcript Acceptance notice ASAP
Connect with Advisor Late June Late June
Class Registration Early July Mid July
Confirm Aid Package Aid package notice Mid June
Payment Plan Signup   Late July
Pre-Arrival Courses Early August Late August
Payment (in full)   Mid August
Move-in/Orientation August 29 September 1


To ensure a healthy campus, all first-year and transfer students are required to submit updated health records.

Learn About What To Submit 

If you have chosen to room with someone you know, indicate such on the Roommate Selection Questionnaire. Your chosen roommate must also indicate the same preference. Otherwise, you will be matched with a roommate based upon your questionnaire responses. It is important that you complete your questionnaire yourself and answer the questions honestly and thoroughly.

Meal plan choice is included in the Roommate Questionnaire so be sure to complete the entire questionnaire as soon as possible and you only need to complete the questionnaire once!

Roommate Selection Questionnaire 

An important part of preparing you to come to Centre is to help you choose courses for your Fall Term. While at Centre you will choose courses that provide both the breadth of experience (provided by the general education curriculum) and depth of study (gained through completion of a major) that is a hallmark of a Liberal Arts education.

Two components of Centre’s General Education curriculum requires:

  1. A college-level math course to develop quantitative literacy and problem-solving skills.
  2. At least one college-level course in a second language to build language and cross-cultural communication skills.

Proper placement in math and a second language helps assure students that you will not be placed in a course which is either too advanced or repetitious of previous work.

Learn More About Placement Tests

Remember to request your final transcript to be sent to Admission or the Registrar. You will not be eligible to register for courses until final transcripts are received by the college.

To speak with a faculty academic advisor about your choices for Fall courses, follow the call-in schedule below. However, you are not required to participate in advising call-in in order to register for classes—full details about that process will be sent via email (or see the link below).

Call-in Schedule

Day Time
Late June TBA
Late June TBA
Late June TBA

Note: You will meet your assigned academic advisor in August. Please pay attention to your Centre email for a mid-August communication from your academic advisor.

You will received detailed information about the course registration process and course options via email. Information can also be found on the Registrar’s Office page.

Visit the Registrar Office page 

Visit the Financial Aid site on CentreNet to confirm your financial aid package is complete. If you have questions or need assistance, contact the Financial Aid office.

Confirm Your Financial Aid Package 

  • Student bills should be mailed the first week of July.
  • Payment plans are available for sign up until July 31.
  • Payment in Full (if not on a payment plan) is due by August 14.

Need to view your account statement or sign up for Payment Plans? You can do this at any time from the STUDENT tab on CentreNet.

Additional Payment Information 

In late July you’ll receive a letter from Vector announcing the courses you will need to take.

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Compass Program

This one week, on-campus orientation features speakers, workshops, films, and interactive activities to help cultivate critical thinking, initiative, creative problem-solving and communication skills.

The Summer Health Immersion Program 2023 met at Centre College's Olin Hall to help prepare students interested in STEM for college.


Summer Health Immersion

The Summer Health Immersion Program (SHIP) is a one-week enrichment program for incoming first-year students from Kentucky who are interested in health professions.