We are excited you are interested in attending Century to continue your education! Our orientation team has provided you with the Online Orientation option. Depending on your major, if you have completed college level credits at another institution, you may be eligible to complete the online orientation.
NOTE: If you choose the online orientation option, you are declining the chance to meet with an
advisor to discuss transcripts or course selection before the semester begins. If you need help choosing courses,
we recommend an on-campus orientation.
Online Orientation Eligibility
If you plan to pursue one of the following Century College technical programs:
- you will not be eligible to view the online orientation.
- you are required to attend an on-campus Registration Session
|Auto Body Technology||Info & Telecom Tech
|Auto Service Technology||Interior Design
|Computer Forensics||Kitchen & Bath Design
Cosmetology ||Micro Computer Support Tech
Criminal Justice / LawEnforcement
Education / Para Education
|Emergency Medical Svcs|| Office Tech–Medical
|Engineering CAD Tech||
|Facility Systems Technology||
Heating, Ventilation, & Air Cond.
Solar Renewable Energy
|Horticulture||Visual Communications Technologies
- Make a reservation for a Registration Session and Welcome Day through the Orientation Reservation Log-in System. You will need your Century student I.D. and PIN number, which can be found on your Century College acceptance letter.
- Welcome day is optional for transfer students. However, our online system requires you to select a Welcome Day date. You will have the opportunity to choose to opt out of Welcome Day when you attend your Registration Session.
Faculty members from the technical programs are excited to meet you in person to provide you with in-depth
information. That is why they make it a requirement for you to attend an on-campus orientation. You’ll leave
orientation more familiarized with the program!
For those who qualify (see below), online orientation is an option for transfer students. If you have specific questions about transfer courses and credits or need to meet with a counselor or advisor, please make a reservation
to attend a On-Campus Registration Session.
Online Orientation Requirements
Before you will be allowed to view Century’s online orientation, you must complete the following requirements:
- Official Transcripts
If you plan to complete a degree/program at Century and in order to transfer credits and courses in to Century, you must provide an official college transcript(s) from each college/university you previously attended. Transcripts must be mailed to/dropped off at the Transfer
Student Services Office in a sealed envelope directly from the college/institution. Student copies and faxed transcripts are not considered official.
Plan ahead, as it may take up to two weeks to receive a transcript from another college/university or institution.
All official transcripts should be mailed to:
Transfer Student Services
3300 Century Avenue North
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
To verify whether your
transcripts have been received at Century, call 651.779.3908.
If you have attended or are currently attending a Minnesota State College or University, please see the MnSCU eTranscript information below.
- Unofficial Transcripts
If you do not intend to complete a degree/program at Century, you are a visiting student at Century (plan to take a course(s) to transfer back to the college/university you are currently attending) or plan to take just a few courses, you may provide an unofficial or student copy of your transcript(s) from each college/university you previously attended to determine if you meet Century's assessment testing requirements and course prerequisites.
Unofficial transcripts are not retained by Century College once you provide them.
- Assessment Testing for Transfer Students
All transfer students must meet Century's assessment testing requirements for Reading,
Writing, and Mathematics and course prerequisites prior to registering for courses at
Century College. Students transferring college-level courses in English, Math and Reading
or who have earned an Associate of Arts or Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited,
United States college or university may not need to complete some parts of the assessment. To verify if you need to complete assessment testing or meet a course prerequisite, contact Transfer Student Services at 651.779.3908.
To determine if you have completed transfer coursework that would waive you from completing all
or part of the assessment tests, you must provide your transcript(s) from the college or
university you previously attended.
U.select Will My Credits Transfer Credits
Prior to orientation, you may review how some of your courses or credits will transfer to
and from Century College through u.select Quick Equivalencies.
Hundreds of college and university courses, Advanced Placement, CLEP, and International Baccalaureate credits are accessible through u.select.
If you have attended or are currently attending one or more MnSCU institution,
not including the University of Minnesota, and have applied to Century College,
your official transcripts from that MnSCU institution may be electronically retrieved
by Century College. Please contact the Transfer Student Servics Office, 651.779.3908 to verify if your transcript can be retrieved electronically.
There is no cost for this service. Transcripts will not be able to be
electronically retrieved if you have holds on your records from the MnSCU institution
you previously attended including, but not limited to, unpaid balances. It is your
responsibility to ensure that your records are free of holds in order for institutions
to send or electronically retrieve your academic transcript.
Notify Century: You must notify Century's Transfer Student Services Office when
your records have been cleared for retrieval.
Online Orientation Sign-up Process
Once your transcript(s) is received, you will be allowed to view Century’s online orientation. Please note
that the process may take up to two weeks if sending your transcripts from another institution.
To view the online orientation, login to the Orientation Reservation Log-in System. You will need your Century
College student ID and PIN number, which can be found on your acceptance letter.
Once you've logged in, you will be given the option to attend a Registration Session or view the online orientation.
Please read the confirmation page at the end of the online orientation, as it contains important information about when you will
be allowed to register for classes at Century.
Things to know
In addition to attending a Registration Session and Welcome Day, you are also required to attend the International
Student Orientation before you can register for classes. Your acceptance letter from Century College will contain
the date of your International Student Orientation.
At Century College, we provide accommodations for a disability (e.g., wheelchair accessibility, interpreter, Braille
or large print materials), which are available through our Access Center upon advance request.
Please contact the Access Center at 651.779.3354 or TTY 651.773.1715 a week prior to attending your Registration
Session and Welcome Day.
Get a Head Start
Check out the GPS Life Plan at Century!
Visit GPS Life Plan to start thinking about course selection and your major/career options before attending
orientation. The GPS Life Plan is a tool to help you with planning. You decide which areas would benefit you most.
As you explore areas of the GPS Life Plan, it may be helpful to share the site with your family, faculty,
college counselor and/or advisor. These people may be able to provide support and advice as you consider your goals
and plans. It is likely that you will revisit certain areas as your situations, needs or wants change. You will
learn more about the GPS Life Plan on Welcome Day!
For more information about the orientation process or if you have a specific question, please:
- Call the orientation helpline at 651.779.3404
- Visit Ask Century to search our database of frequently asked questions about orientation