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Central College Scholar Day - Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and Feb. 13, 2016 in Graham Conference Center

(See registration below.)

Students admitted to Central College who have earned a cumulative 3.4 GPA OR a 23 ACT/1070 SAT (with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and ACT of 20/950 SAT) are invited to participate in Scholar Days to earn an additional $1,000 to $3,000 Trustee Scholarship, a full-tuition Kuyper Fellowship or a $25,000 Pella Rolscreen Fellowship.

To be considered, students must have their application and all pertinent documents for admission to Central postmarked by Jan. 15, 2016.

Interview tips      

We want to get to know you better, and for you to get to know us, too. Be prepared to talk about your background, your academic and extracurricular/community interests, and your interest in Central College. A faculty member and current student will ask you questions. The interview takes 20 minutes.

Essay

The essay gives you a chance to be creative and express your ideas. You will want to spend some time reviewing current Central student profiles. No writing ahead of time is required. You will have 40 minutes to complete the essay.

Problem Solving/Logic Component
The logic component is designed to assess your overall analytical thinking. You will have 40 minutes to complete the logic component. Review the sample logic problem.

The Honors Reception is for students who are interested in learning about the Honors Program at Central College. The Honors Program, while giving you a chance to learn from distinguished faculty, will add a competitive edge to your Central resume. This event is by invitation only.

Students must have a 3.75 gpa and 28 ACT or rank in the top 5% of their high school graduating class to attend the Honors Reception.

Schedule

8:30 a.m. Registration and meet with Central faculty- Graham Conference Center
9:15 a.m. Welcome
9:45 a.m. Students - interview, essay, logic/problem solving - Roe Center
9:45 a.m. Parents - alumni and current parent panel discussions - Upper Chapel
12:15 p.m. Scholar Luncheon - Graham Conference Center
1:30 p.m. Central Awards appointments and optional tours

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