Admitted Students2020-03-19T15:38:47-04:00

Admitted Student Update: March 16

We appreciate that this is a difficult time to be choosing a college. Although we’re not able to welcome you to campus right now, we ARE here for you. Please contact your Centre admission counselor for a one-on-one conversation. We would love to talk to you about your college options. In the meantime, be well.

Congratulations on your admission to Centre College! We look forward to welcoming you to our campus community.

Helpful Resources for Admitted Students

Ready to enroll?

Submit our enrollment form and $400 deposit. You have until May 1 to make your college commitment, but if you know now, go ahead and let us know! You can also reply via postal mail by returning the Candidate’s Reply Form that was included in your admission packet.


Looking for more information?

We’re all about connections here, and will happily put you in touch with the person who has the insight you need to make your best college choice. Let us know who you’d like to speak with on this short survey, and we’ll connect you!

Request Info

A campus visit is the best way to finalize your college choice. We’d love to see you!


Now that you have a short list of final college choices, we hope you’ll join us for a customized visit of campus. Meeting our people in person is the best way for you to see if Centre will make your best college home.

Centre of Attention Day – April 18th

Join us for our admitted student event
Overnight + Open Campus opportunities on April 17

Centre of Attention Day for admitted students is on Saturday, April 18th! This day includes mock classes, tours, panel discussions, and a reception with Centre faculty, staff, and students. We are offering an optional open-campus styled day Friday, April 17th, which includes attending a class, special facility tours, drop-in chats with current Centre students, and much more. Admitted students who wish to stay overnight Friday may also select that option (space is limited). Click to register below for one or all options.


Daily Customized Visits 

Monday through Friday & Selected Saturdays

Select a day and arrival time, and tell us what you’d like to do while you’re on campus. We’ll tailor an itinerary to your specific interests. Admitted seniors may sit in on classes, schedule a meeting with a professor, speak with financial aid, have lunch with a student, etc. Please give us a week’s notice to allow for planning.

We want you to see what YOU want to see while you’re here! Register below for a campus visit.


Take a closer look at Centre!


No. Centre guarantees housing for all first-year students, so if you submit your enrollment form & deposit, we’ll save your spot! We send housing information and roommate surveys in mid-May to the students who enroll in the incoming class. Click here for more information on residence life at Centre, including photos of residence halls (interior and exterior).

Please contact your admission counselor! Or, complete this short form and we’ll connect you. We are eager to get you the information you need to make your best possible college choice. Let us know what would be helpful (conversation with a professor, information about career outcomes, chat with a current student, etc.) and we’ll do our best to set it up.

We encourage all students to apply for need-based aid at Centre. You can do so by adding Centre to your FAFSA (code 001961) and submitting a short extra form called the Centre Aid Form. With this information, we’ll see if you’re eligible for additional assistance such as grants, work study, and low-interest loans.

Students who have been admitted to Centre who have completed their financial aid paperwork on time can expect to receive their complete financial aid package approximately 4 weeks after receiving their acceptance letter. We release financial aid packages by mail and via CentreNet and you will be notified by email when your financial aid package is available.

As is the case for most colleges and universities, Centre receives more demand for financial aid assistance than we have dollars to allocate. In order to be good stewards of Centre’s resources, and out of fairness to all financial aid applicants, it is our policy to make the most generous financial aid award we can the first time around. That said, we understand that each family’s financial situation is different and sometimes we need more information than what is provided in the financial aid application to make a proper award. If you/your family are experiencing an out-of-the-ordinary circumstance such as loss of income, divorce, medical debt or other unexpected financial expenses, please contact your admission counselor. Your Centre admission counselor is there to answer additional questions and to counsel you through other possible options.

Complete our candidate’s reply form and tell us what you’ve decided. We certainly hope you’re choosing Centre, but if not, we would appreciate knowing the lucky institution you’ve chosen to attend.



May 1 – College Decision Day (national)

Mid-May – Enrolled students will receive housing, orientation, placement test, and registration information via email

August 26 – New students arrive

August 31 – First day of classes

September 25-26 – Family Weekend

More specific information will come via email to enrolled students in May.