Admission Guidelines

The college’s admission committee reviews all applications for admission and especially seeks to admit students who demonstrate the desire, skills and potential to compete successfully at the college level. To be considered for admission as a degree-seeking student for fall, spring or summer, candidates should:

  1. Be a graduate of an accredited secondary school or its equivalent;
  2. Rank in the upper half of their secondary school graduating classes;
  3. Central does not require the ACT or SAT test scores for an enrollment decision. However, test scores are considered for placement in some courses and for some scholarship opportunities. Central’s ACT code is #1284; our SAT code is #6087.
  4. Score a 530 on the TOEFL exam, a 197 on the computerized equivalent, or a 71 on the internet-based exam (if enrolling as an international student)


While specific courses are not required for admission, the college recommends that candidates have the following:

  • English – four years, including literature;
  • Mathematics – two or more years, including algebra, algebra II and geometry;
  • Social studies – three or more years, including American and European history;
  • Sciences – two or more years of lab science;
  • Foreign languages – two or more years.