FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here’s a collection of questions that our Admission counselors are routinely asked.
SPECIAL UPDATE: FAQ’s related to admission and COVID-19
posted April 8, 2020
We’re all in this together and expect that many adjustments to academic progress and assessment have been made. For example, transcripts may not have the same grading structure shared with us in the past (i.e. some will move to pass/fail), and some schools will have shortened their academic years. We are prepared to accommodate new and changing circumstances to allow for a seamless transition to Centre
No, admission decisions will not be changed based on any course adjustments made by high schools in the final months of the 2019-2020 academic year.
Community engagement is the foundation of Centre’s legacy and we miss our students terribly. The College is monitoring this global crisis closely and making critical decisions as appropriate. You can learn more through our Coronavirus Information Center . In the meantime, follow us at #StayCentred as we remain connected as one community spread out among many locations.
We have moved our enrollment deposit deadline to June 1, 2020, giving some extra flexibility in these uncertain times. That said, you are more than welcome to submit our Candidate’s Reply Form whenever you’ve made the (great) decision to attend Centre!
Yes, just not in the traditional sense of a “visit.” We have suspended all on-campus tours, info sessions, and activities through mid-May. On-campus programs will resume as soon as it is deemed safe and appropriate and we will extend our most hearty invitation.
In the meantime, though, we would be delighted to connect with you virtually! Please check out the links and resources below.
- Watch a virtual info session led by an admission staff member (and Centre alum!)
- Go on a photo and audio tour of Centre’s campus
- Connect with your admission counselor by email or phone
- Watch videos about life on campus – especially the Centre College Campus Tour!
- Follow Centre’s Admission Office on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok!
At this point, we fully expect to start classes as planned for the fall, including orientation. We are happy to offer a new block plan schedule that will feature two 6.5 week blocks of two courses each for the fall term (usual term is four classes over 14 weeks). This modified schedule will allow Centre to be flexible should we have to make a choice about moving to remote classes.
Given the unavoidable testing changes, we are prepared to be flexible regarding AP and IB testing. We understand that some exams are not being offered while some are being administered in new formats and/or are condensed. We will take these changes into consideration along with each student’s unique circumstances.
Not to worry! Centre applicants are individuals who like being involved and invested outside of the classroom, and we know this is a challenging time for folks like you. We will take all of this into consideration when reviewing your materials. Perhaps you might consider sharing what you’ve done during your time of social distancing instead! The application process is a wonderful time for self-reflection.
Centre Admission FAQ’s
We “superscore” both the SAT and ACT.