Planning to begin at Central in the fall of 2014? Check out the dates below to help you you keep everything on 

By May 1
Candidates' reply date for admission.
Notify Central of your decision to attend by submitting a $200 nonrefundable enrollment deposit along with a signed copy of your financial aid award. You can also access your financial aid online at

If you haven't done so already, complete your housing form.
May 9
Placement tests and Intersections class selection-
By June 1

Complete student loan paperwork:

  1. First time student borrowers should complete master promissory note for the Stafford subsidized or unsubsidized federal student loan.
  2. First time student borrowers - complete loan entrance counseling
  3. Parents: Apply for the parent PLUS loan (part1) and complete master promissory note (step 2).
  4. Parents/Students: If needed, apply for alternative loans. These loans are only to be used as a last resort after all other options (savings, work, etc.) have been exhausted. These loans generally take 4-6 weeks to process.

For students eligible for TEACH grant:

Students: Fill out the agreement to serve and entrance counseling.

Housing assignments will be mailed.
Prior to summer orientation
Ask high school (and colleges if transfer student) to send final transcript(s) to Admission Office.
June 15
Sign up for monthly payment plan (optional).
June 4-6 &
July 14
Summer orientation for all incoming students (new freshmen and transfer students)!
By July 1
Iowa students! Deadline to file the FAFSA to be eligible for the Iowa Tuition Grant.
By August 1

Complete/return following forms:

August 4-8
August 15
Fall semester bill due (unless you have chosen monthly payment plan).
August 23
New students move-in!
August 27
Classes begin. Check out the Welcome Week schedule.

Academic Year Calendar

For students applying for fall 2015

Early fall, 2014
September 19
October 4
October 13
November 7
November 14-15
January 1, 2015
You can submit the FAFSA anytime after Jan. 1 at Go to to get your pin number to submit the FAFSA online. Central's FAFSA code is 001850.
January 21
Scholarship deadline for incoming new freshmen!! To be eligible to compete in Central Scholar Day, all material - application, transcripts, and test scores - must be sent to Central College by 5:00 p.m. on January 15.
January 19
Winter Open House
February 6, 13 & 20
Honors Student Receptions
February 7, 14, & 21
Central Scholar Days for incoming freshmen - academic scholarship competition.
February 7, 14, & 21
Audition/interview dates for Central Awards (interest-based scholarships). You may also schedule an individual appointment.
February 15
Last day to audition/interview and postmark deadline for Central Awards.
By March 1

Complete the FAFSA at for priority consideration. Central FAFSA code is 001850. Tips on completing the FAFSA.

March 29-30
Admitted Student Open House