Transfer to Central

Whether you’re moving from a two-year or four-year school, we know the transition to a new college can be tricky. We'll help you get started.

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Transfer credits you've already earned

Making sure the credits you have already earned will transfer toward a degree at Central is likely a key concern.

Courses in which you have earned a C (2.0) or better will be considered for transfer credit. A maximum of 60 semester hours of transfer credit (including a maximum of 24 semester hours from AP, IB, PSEO, and dual enrollment) may be applied toward completion of a Central College degree.

A transfer credit evaluation may be requested at any time.

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A Private Education:
More affordable than you think

We don’t believe tuition prices should be a barrier to a quality education. Central is more affordable than ever. And that’s before financial aid!

Our commitment to affordable pricing and generous scholarship offerings make Central’s high-quality, individualized education comparable in price to that of many large public universities.

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HOW CENTRAL STACKS UP

$18,600 (CENTRAL’S TUITION) + $10,280 (CENTRAL’S ROOM & BOARD) = $28,880


A COMPARISON OF TUITION + ROOM AND BOARD WITH OTHER IOWA INSTITUTIONS

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$8,927

Average aid and scholarships a student receives from Central, federal and state awards, which can be subtracted from total costs for an incredibly affordable experience.

Lead the pack

"The connections with professors are my best tools as I take the next steps into adulthood. I have multiple professors I could go to for letters of recommendation or contacts. You can tell they really want you to succeed even after your time at Central."

Sara Rodriguez ’18

Get to Know Campus

Central is intentionally residential, and living on campus puts you at the center of it all.

Campus visits are encouraged! We are happy to arrange for you to take a tour of campus and meet with an admission counselor, registrar (to help determine how credits will transfer), faculty member, coach, financial aid office and others that will help ease your transition to Central.


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Next Steps

Once students are admitted to Central, the associate registrar will review your college transcripts and send you an email outlining exactly how your courses will transfer to Central. Make sure you've completed all of the following:

  • Filing the FAFSA is the first step toward maximizing your financial aid. You can begin filing Oct. 1. Have your FAFSA information sent to Central (code 001850). Financial aid awards will be sent out a few weeks after your acceptance if we have your FAFSA on file.
  • Fill out the housing form.
  • Submit your $200 enrollment deposit to secure your enrollment to Central College.
  • Check your mail for your Central student username, password and email information.
  • Once your enrollment deposit is received the transfer dean and/or your academic advisor will contact you to plan your class schedule and help you register for classes.
  • Upon completion of your final semester, send your official college transcripts to Central.

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We're Here to Help

Contact us if you need any additional information regarding the transfer process.
You may reach us by calling our toll-free number at 877-462-3687.

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Chevy Freiburger

Executive Director of Admission
Office: Central Hall
Phone: 641-628-7637
Email: freiburgerc@central.edu