We have three application deadlines. Apply by November 15 for Early Decision (binding). Apply by December 1 for Early Action. Apply by January 15 for Regular Decision. Submit financial aid application forms by the deadline of your chosen admission plan. We require the FAFSA and a supplemental Centre Aid Form to be considered for financial aid.

Admission Plan Application Deadline Admission Notification Priority Financial Aid Deadline Financial Aid Notification Date
Early Decision November 15 January 1 November 15 Early January
Early Action December 1 Mid-January December 1 Late February
Regular Decision January 15 Mid-March January 15 Mid-March
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Early Decision candidates receive admission and award notifications earlier than nonbinding (Early Action and Regular Decision) applicants. They pledge to enroll if they are admitted and to withdraw applications to other schools at that time, provided they receive a financial aid award that makes it possible to attend. Apply by November 15 to receive a response by early January on admission and merit scholarships and by late January on financial aid. The enrollment deposit for Early Decision is due February 1.

Learn More About Early Decision
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Two nonbinding application options are available: Early Action (apply by December 1 for an early response) or Regular Decision (apply by January 15). The enrollment deposit is due on the national college decision deadline of May 1. Applications received after January 15 will be reviewed according to space available. Transfer applications for the fall term are due June 1.

More Guidelines & Deadlines


  • The Common Application, available online at There is no application fee at Centre.

  • The Secondary School Report completed by your guidance counselor (available via the Common Application).

  • An official transcript of your high school academic record attached to the School Report.
  • A teacher evaluation completed by someone who has taught you in a college preparatory course in your junior or senior year.
  • Centre has adopted a test optional admission policy for those applying for Fall 2021, 2022, and 2023. If a student chooses to apply without submitting test scores, other parts of the application will be weighed more heavily in our holistic, student-centered review process. Students who choose not to submit test scores will still receive full consideration for merit and premier scholarships.

    Students  who wish may submit the ACT or SAT, and score reports may be sent from the respective testing services, included on a student’s high school transcript, or emailed to by the applicant’s school counselor. An applicant can self-report scores by submitting a screenshot or PDF of the score report via email to Centre superscores both the SAT and the ACT, meaning that if you have taken either test more than once, you should submit all your scores, and we will add your highest section scores together to give you the highest possible combined score.

  • All international applicants applying to Centre for whom English is not their first language must submit official results from either the TOEFL,  IELTS, or Duolingo English Test (DET). Our required minimum for the TOEFL is 90, IELTS is 7.0, and DET is 115.

  • Midyear Report of grades received in courses taken during the first semester of your senior year (for Regular Decision applicants only).