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
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.
professors, coaches and advisers — people who will make the difference in your Central education Experience
classes, labs or athletics practices.
Ask students about their experience in your major. See where Central students eat and live.
financial aid professionals, discuss scholarship options and get help filing the FAFSA.
Visit us Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Visit us on Saturdays by scheduling an individual visit, 8 a.m.-noon on most Saturdays.
Wrestling Visit Day - Oct. 1 and Oct. 29, 2016
Join us for the Central Wrestling Visit Day!
Football Visit Days - Oct. 1, Oct. 22 and Nov. 5, 2016
Learn more about Central's nationally-recognized football program!
Central College Chicago Reception - October 6, 2016
Learn how Central goes above and beyond to give you the smoothest, best path for success!
West Des Moines Reception - Oct. 13, 2016
You're ready to do great things: Our supportive community shows you the way.
Track & Field/Cross Country Visit Day - Oct. 22, Nov. 19, 2016
Join Central's nationally ranked cross country and track teams!
Scholarship Weekends - Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 2016
Be a part of the opportunities a world-class Central education can provide.
Central Awards - Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 2016
Audition/interview for scholarships at Central College!
Discover Central Visit Day - Oct. 10, Nov. 11, 2016
Exceptional opportunities await you at Central: Join us!
Music Visit Day - Nov. 13, 2016
You're focused on your future. So is Central.
Central Overnighter for Seniors - Dec. 2-3, 2016
Connections make all the difference. Who will your connections be at Central? Find out!
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!
Music Major Scholarship Auditions - Feb. 11, 2017
Register for Music Major Scholarships Auditions at Central!
Summer Orientation 2017 - June 14, 15, 16 and July 17, 18
Join us for Summer Orientation!
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.
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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.
For travel reimbursement, you must be admitted to Central College prior to your travel date. Travel reimbursement is valid for airfare or mileage for student expenses only.
If you're traveling from a non-contiguous state, you can receive reimbursement for up to $250 of your travel expense. Your campus visit must be completed by May 1.
Please send receipts for verification of your airline or mileage expense within 60 days of travel to Chevy Freiburger in the admission office.