FAQs2020-04-24T16:56:52-04:00

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.

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.

Contact your admission counselor to get personalized guidance about our financial aid resources. Your counselor knows how to connect you with the right person or next step. You can also contact our Financial Aid Office at 859-238-5365 or finaid@centre.edu.

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.

Absolutely! We would be more than happy to speak with you. Please reach out to your assigned admission counselor by email or phone to set up that interview/virtual meeting.

Centre Admission FAQ’s

We “superscore” both the SAT and ACT.

All regular campus visits are scheduled online using our Visit Registration Form. If you’d like to attend a special admission event, such as an Open House or Overnight Preview, please see the “Admission Events” section of our site. Centre offers opportunities to visit campus 6 days a week (no Sunday tours), as well as special admission events throughout the year.
Interviews are suggested, but certainly not required! You can request an interview when you come for a campus visit, or we offer interviews each fall across the U.S. when our counselors are visiting their respective recruitment territories. Check here to see if a counselor will be in your area soon.

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No. But we do need the Centre Aid Form, our in-house supplement to FAFSA, found here.
No. Our hope is that special and premier scholarship applicants have plenty of time to apply for special and premier scholarships. Therefore, students can begin completing special and premier scholarship applications as soon as they are available, usually in September of each academic year. Click here to learn more.
Yes, applicants can submit our short supplement when they apply for admission to Centre through the Common Application.
We prefer that you submit letters of recommendation from junior or senior level teachers in core academic courses such as English, mathematics, science, social studies and higher level foreign language classes.
If a student has successfully completed high school or obtained a GED and has enrolled in another college or university, that student would be considered for transfer admission. Students taking college courses to supplement their high school offerings should apply as first-year applicants.
No. A former Centre student who is seeking readmission to the College should pursue this process with the Academic Dean’s Office and submit this application.