Admission

Visit Campus

We’d love to welcome you to campus! Come for an open house, overnight visit or personalized day soon. Visiting campus is essential to finding out if Central is the right fit for you. We can't wait to see you!

Individual Visit

Central College students

Be as specific as you want. It’s your day to explore, and we’ll help you investigate everything to find out if you belong at Central.

Visit us Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Saturday Visit

Visit us on Saturdays by scheduling an individual visit, 8 a.m.-noon on most Saturdays.

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Group Visit

Wrestling Visit Day - Oct. 1 and Oct. 29, 2016

Join us for the Central Wrestling Visit Day!

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Football Visit Days - Oct. 1, Oct. 22 and Nov. 5, 2016

Learn more about Central's nationally-recognized football program!

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Central College Chicago Reception - October 6, 2016

Learn how Central goes above and beyond to give you the smoothest, best path for success!

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West Des Moines Reception - Oct. 13, 2016

You're ready to do great things: Our supportive community shows you the way.

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Track & Field/Cross Country Visit Day - Oct. 22, Nov. 19, 2016

Join Central's nationally ranked cross country and track teams!

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Scholarship Weekends - Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 2016

Be a part of the opportunities a world-class Central education can provide.

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Central Awards - Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 2016

Audition/interview for scholarships at Central College!

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Discover Central Visit Day - Oct. 10, Nov. 11, 2016

Exceptional opportunities await you at Central: Join us!

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Music Visit Day - Nov. 13, 2016

You're focused on your future. So is Central.

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Central Overnighter for Seniors - Dec. 2-3, 2016

Connections make all the difference. Who will your connections be at Central? Find out!

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Winter Open House - Jan. 16, 2016

Connect with professors and current students and learn why Central is the best choice for your next four years!

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Music Major Scholarship Auditions - Feb. 11, 2017

Register for Music Major Scholarships Auditions at Central!

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Visit information

If you bring your completed application, we will waive the application fee. While you’re here, don’t forget to pick up your FREE T-shirt and Dutch letter — Pella's famous pastry! As always, call 877-462-3687 with any questions.

 

Common Drive Times Directions To Campus Campus Map Learn more about the Red Rock area

CityMiles to PellaDrive time (hours)
Des Moines
43
1
Omaha
175
2.83
Kansas City
240
4
Minneapolis
283
4.3
Chicago
313
5.25
St. Louis
323
6
Denver
713
10.3
Dallas
740
11

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Traveling from far away?

If you're not from Iowa, we'll help meet your travel expenses to visit Central. Ask about our reimbursement policy when you schedule a visit. Learn more.

 

Paul Wiehe with Central students.