International Students

Admission Requirements

Freshman Students

In general, the cumulative grade point average (GPA) for incoming international freshmen is a B (3.0 on a 4-point scale). All undergraduate international students applying to Central College are required to submit the following:

Please note: to help expedite consideration of your application for admission, please submit all the required documentation listed below at your earliest opportunity.

Application Deadlines

Fall application deadline: April 1

Fall deposit date: May 1 (I-20 will be sent upon receipt of deposit)

Fall first payment due: Aug. 1 (one half of first semester)

Spring application deadline: Oct. 1

Spring deposit date: Nov. 1 (I-20 will be sent upon receipt of deposit)

Spring first payment due: Jan. 1 (one half of first semester)

SAT/ACT Requirement

The SAT or ACT is not required for admission if you graduated from a high school outside of the US, however, Central College does recommend that students take the SAT or ACT as the results of these exams may be used to enhance the level of academic scholarship that an international student may receive.

If you graduated and have spent four (4) or more academic years at an American high school in the US you may be required to submit official standardized test results for either the SAT or the ACT.

Conditional Admission

Qualified students without English proficiency are eligible for conditional admission.

Advanced Credit

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Students who earn a score of 4 or better on International Baccalaureate (IB) higher level examinations (subsidiary level examinations are not accepted) will be granted a minimum of three semester hours of credit for each subject area. International Baccalaureate scores must be sent directly to Central from International Baccalaureate.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Central College accepts Advanced Placement (AP) credit and International Baccalaureate (IB) credit.

Students who earn a score of 4 or better on Advance Placement (AP) examinations will be granted a minimum of three semester hours of credit for each subject area. Scores of 3 may satisfy some prerequisites with departmental approval. AP scores must be sent directly to Central from the College Board.

Transfer Student

Students will be classified as a transfer applicant if they enrolled in a college or university after graduating from high school.

The transfer process for international students is quick and easy! Central College will process transfer applicants for the fall or spring semesters.

Central College works with rolling admissions so students can apply any time of the year!