If you are planning on applying to Centre, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Students who submit their applications to Centre for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than March 31.
Here is an overiew of some of Centre's admissions stats.
|Centre 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||52%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||26%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||79%|
These are the application deadlines for Centre College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 15||December 15|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||December 1||January 15|
Centre offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 which is not far away! EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
The Early Action deadline is December 1. Centre will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Centre is 88%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 76%. In 2021, Centre admitted 64 of the 73 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply early to college it hopes that it will boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it is a way to show your interest in a school, because you are making it a priority.
It is very difficult to get into Centre. Centre evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Centre accepted 76% of all applicants, around 1,690 from 2,212 applicants.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Centre, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult.
In 2021, Centre waitlisted 115 students. Of those, 17 eventually received an admissions offer.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.
What does Centre consider during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
Make sure to check with Centre for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Centre, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Centre's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Centre have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 38% submitted a class rank. At Centre 52% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 80% were in the top 25% and 97% were in the top 50%.
At Centre College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Centre directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Centre looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Centre is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 26% of Centre's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 79% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Centre applicants, you should strive to earn between 1150 and 1380 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Centre 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1380 and 25% of scored lower than 1150, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Centre students scored 730 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Centre students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Centre, you should strive to earn between 26 and 32 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Centre's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.
A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Centre students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Centre. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Centre during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Centre?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Centre.
Does Centre accept transfer credits?
✅ Centre accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Centre accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Centre accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Centre?
❌ No, Centre is test optional, so you can decide whether to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Centre's acceptance rate?
✅ Centre's acceptance rate is 76%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Centre?
✅ Centre's early decision acceptance rate was 88% in 2021.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Centre?
✅ Centre offers early action but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.
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How hard is it to get into Centre? Centre is a very selective institution. The Centre acceptance rate is 76%. This means that the institution accepts 76 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Centre is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Centre is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Centre, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.62. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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