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Admission requirements

  • High School diploma or GED certificate. You may download a High School Transcript Request Form to send to your high school.
  • Complete the application and submit by deadline.
  • A one-time $20 non-refundable application fee (remains due until paid.)
  • Century College is an open-enrollment institution.
  • We do not require ACT or SAT scores for admission.


  • PSEO: To apply to the PSEO program please contact Admissions for the appropriate application. (PLEASE DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.)

  • International: Contact the Multicultural Center for the appropriate application.

  • Visiting Student: You are a visiting student at Century if you do not intend to complete a degree/program at Century but plan to:

    • complete one course or a few courses, for example, during summer session or transfer back to the institution you are currently attending


Contact the Admissions Office at 651.773.1700.

Apply online

Select the category that best describes you:

  • I am a new applicant to Century College and have never attended another Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) institution.

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    The application will ask for your date of birth (DOB) and Social Security Number. If our system finds an account that matches yours, you will have an opportunity to verify your account credentials. If successful, the system will log you in and you will be able to complete the application process. You are not required to supply this information.
  • I am a new applicant to Century College; however, I have attended another
    Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) institution.

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    If you have a Student ID number, Tech ID number, or username and password from another MnSCU institution, you may use your existing credentials to log in and apply for admission to Century College using the login button on the application page.

Online Application Instructions

Please read the following instructions prior to completing the online application.

  1. Please have a credit card available for payment. Your application will not be approved until the $20.00 application fee has been received. You may use the payment link on the final page to securely pay your fee with a credit card online. The application fee is required for admission into the college.
  2. Please select only ONE major. You are welcome to make changes to your major after your application has been processed.
  3. There will be opportunities to double-check your work before submitting your application. Please ensure your work is accurate.
  4. Do not reply to the email confirmation you receive. Use the contact information above to contact an Admissions staff member for assistance.
  5. Per MnSCU policy 3.4.1, Century College may not admit students who have been suspended for academic or disciplinary reasons.

  6. Students Suspended from Other Institutions.
  7. Subpart A. Students Suspended for Academic Reasons. Students on academic suspension from a Minnesota State College or University shall not be admitted to another college or university in the system during the term of that suspension unless they demonstrate potential for being successful in the particular program to which they apply.

    Subpart B. Students Suspended for Disciplinary Reasons. Students who have been suspended or expelled for disciplinary reasons from any postsecondary institution may be denied admission to a Minnesota State College or University.

  8. If you have attended or are currently attending one or more MnSCU institutions (not including the University of Minnesota) and have applied to Century, your official transcript from a MnSCU institution(s) may be electronically retrieved by Century College at no cost.

    Email Century's Transfer Student Services Office or call 651.779.3908 to verify that your transcript(s) is available electronically.

    If you have holds on your records (including, but not limited to, unpaid balances) from the MnSCU institution you previously attended, your transcripts cannot be retrieved electronically.

    It is your responsibility to ensure that your records are free of holds.

    You must notify Century's Transfer Student Services Office when:
    1. your records have been cleared for retrieval.
    2. your courses (currently in progress) have been completed so that Century can update your transfer credits on your academic records.

    Office hours

    Monday and Tuesday, 8 am – 6 pm
    Wednesday and Thursday, 8 am--4:30 pm
    Friday, 8 am – 4 pm
    Saturday and Sunday — closed


    Admissions Office
    3300 Century Avenue North White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110
    1.800.228.1978 ext. 1700

    Real-Time Web Chat Help

    For real-time, one-on-one conversations, you can chat online with our Admissions staff. All you need is a pc or mobile device and a web browser like Chrome, Safari or Firefox. If you use Internet Explorer (IE 10+) and get a message that it isn't compatible, go to IE > Tools > Compatibility View Settings > click on and click Remove> Close.

    Desktop/Laptop pc/mac:

    If you see this picture at the bottom right corner of a web page, it means an advisor is available to chat with you. Click on the chat picture to start chatting.
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    Mobile device: tablets/cell phones

    If you see this chat icon at the bottom of a web page, it means an advisor is available to chat with you. Click on the chat icon to start chatting.
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    Admissions representatives are frequently available during the workday and even some weeknights. If you're unable to connect to chat, please call 651.773.1700 and an Admissions Representative would be happy to talk to you. Note: If you do not see one of these picture at the bottom of the window, it means there are no available operators.

    If you are having difficulty connecting to chat, please see this helpful information.