Application fee waived!

Receive a $250 Award for Spring Semester!

To receive this award, all you need to do is:

Please note: The first 240 first-time, undergraduate, degree-seeking students to complete these steps will receive the award. Once you have met these requirements, you will receive an email by December 14 to provide information about how the $250 academic award will be applied towards your tuition and fees, or used for pay for your textbooks and course materials.

Attention:

Information regarding your admission status will be sent via the email address you provided on your application.

High School Graduates of 2020, please email Pa Kue Vue in the Admissions Office with your full name and StarID to update and confirm your email address on file.

Service Information

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

On-campus:
9am - 3pm

Virtual:
8am - 6pm

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8am - 6pm
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8am - 4:30pm
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8am - 4:30pm
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8am - 4pm

What type of student are you?

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First-Time Student

You have never attended another college and wish to complete a degree/program at Century. All graduating high school students are considered First-Time Students.

Steps to Apply

  1. Apply for admission. Click here to apply. Applications are due prior to each semester's application deadline.
  2. Submit official high school transcript (or GED certificate). High school transcripts must be submitted confirming high school graduation. If you are currently attending high school, you must submit an official high school transcript following graduation. High school transcripts should be submitted to the Admissions Office.
  3. Notification of admission status. Once the application is complete and processed, you will receive an email from Century College regarding your admission status.

Next Steps

  1. Take the ACCUPLACER Course Placement Test or submit a copy of your ACT, SAT or MCA score report. The ACCUPLACER Course Placement Test is administered in the Testing Center on West Campus (W2470). Photo ID is required. If submitting ACT or SAT scores, please send them via email, fax, mail or hand-delivered to the Testing Center. MCA scores need to be sent directly from the high school. See the ACT, SAT, and Other Test Scores section below for requirements.
  2. Complete OrientationOrientation information will be sent to the email listed on your application. The New Student Orientation is designed to introduce you to the campus and the many services provided for all students. Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students and enables you to register for classes as well as to successfully navigate the College and our resources. It is important that you have test scores on file before attending your New Student Orientation.
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Non-Degree Seeking or Visiting Student

You plan to take a course or two. You are not seeking a certificate, diploma, degree or financial aid from Century College.

I have attended a Minnesota State system school

If you have been admitted or enrolled at another Minnesota State college or university and you are not planning to complete a degree, diploma or certificate or seek financial aid from Century College, you should not apply to Century College.

How to Get Started

  1. Log-in to eServices using your account at your current (home) Minnesota State institution.
  2. Select Century College from the drop down for College/University.
  3. Register for your Century course using your Star ID and password.
  4. If you are unable to register or receive a prerequisite error message, you will need to submit an unofficial transcript to dars@century.edu. Please include your Star ID and list the Century course(s) you would like to register for.

View Minnesota State requirements

I have not attended a Minnesota State system school

If you are currently attending, or have attended in the past, another college or university (such as University of St. Thomas, University of Minnesota, or other in or out of state university or college), you will need to apply to Century College.

  1. Apply for admission.
    Apply online here. When asked for your educational intent, select "complete courses and transfer without a degree". Applications are due prior to each semester's application deadline. A one-time, non-refundable $20 application fee is required. The application fee can be paid online at the end of the online application or in-person by visiting the Business Office (W2340). 
     
  2. Submit your unofficial transcript(s) from your college/university.
    Submit unofficial transcripts to dars@century.edu. In your email, include your Star ID and a list of course(s) you would like to take at Century College. Allow 2-3 business days for prerequisite verification and processing. Please see the directions under "Unofficial Transcripts" for more information.
     
  3. Register for your Century course in eServices. Click here for a step-by-step registration guide.

After you complete the course, request a Century College transcript to be sent to your college/university.

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International Student

You are a resident of a nation other than the United States and wish to complete a degree/program at Century College.

Getting Started at Century College

The international student application process is for those students who will be applying for, or already have, an F-1 visa to attend Century College.

Learn more and apply >

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Transfer Student

You are currently enrolled at another college or university (or have gained college credit in other ways) and wish to complete a degree/program at Century College.

Steps to Apply

  1. Apply for admission. Click here to apply. Applications are due prior to each semester's application deadline.
  2. Submit official high school transcript or GED certificate. High school transcripts must be submitted confirming high school graduation. If you are currently attending high school, you must submit official high school transcripts following graduation. High school transcripts should be submitted to the Admissions Office.
  3. Submit official college transcripts from each college you have attended. Official college transcripts should be sent to the Transfer Student Services/DARS Office. There are multiple things to consider depending on whether you are transferring from another Minnesota State institution, have completed military service, and more - read the transcript submission information carefully.
  4. Notification of admission status. Once the application is complete and processed, you will receive an email from Century College regarding your admission status.

Next Steps

  1. If necessary, complete the ACCUPLACER Course Placement TestPrevious college coursework and/or valid ACT, SAT or MCA scores may waive you from some or all parts of the ACCUPLACER course placement test. The ACCUPLACER Course Placement Test is administered in the Testing Center on West Campus (W2470). Photo ID is required. If submitting ACT or SAT scores, please send them via email, fax, mail or hand-delivered to the Testing Center. MCA scores need to be sent directly from the high school. See the ACT, SAT, and Other Test Scores section below for requirements.
  2. Complete OrientationOrientation is mandatory for all incoming students and enables you to register for classes as well as navigate the college and its resources with success. Orientation information will be sent via email to the email listed on your application.
Portrait of a student standing outside of West Campus.

Returning Student

You want to return to Century College, and it’s been more than one semester since you last attended.
 

Steps to Apply

  1. Apply for re-admission. Click here to apply. Applications are due prior to each semester's application deadline.
  2. Notification of admission status. Once the application is complete and processed, you will receive an email from Century College regarding your admission status.

Consider meeting with an academic advisor or counselor to discuss Academic Renewal/Fresh Start options. Academic Renewal allows students a one-time opportunity to establish a new Grade Point Average (GPA) at Century College.

Next Steps

High School Options

You are a Minnesota high school student who wants to take college-level courses prior to graduating high school.

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) offers high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in public, non-public, or home schools the opportunity to take college courses at eligible post-secondary institutions. You can earn high school credit, and then following high school graduation, transfer your completed PSEO coursework as college credits.

Learn more >

Supplemental Enrollment

The supplemental enrollment process is for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in registering for courses at Century College but are either ineligible for the PSEO program or are interested in taking summer courses. 

Supplemental enrollment is not an open-enrollment program. Students must meet minimum criteria in order to be eligible and courses are offered on a space-available basis only.

Learn more >

Career and Technical Education Credit

Career and technical education credit (CTE) courses are college courses students can take in high school. These courses are an early credit strategy designed to support student transitions from secondary to post-secondary programs and direct entry into the workforce. Earning articulated college credits is a great way to begin your college career while still attending high school. Learn more about high schools that have articulated courses with Century College.

Learn more >

Century in the High School

Century in the High School, a concurrent enrollment program, offers high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while taking courses in their high school. High School teachers apply to teach the college courses at the high school. If Century College approves the teacher application, high school students can enroll in these courses at their high school and receive college credit from Century. This allows students to start their college journey earlier and for no cost. Find out if your high school participates and and what courses are offered!

Learn more >

Important Application Information

ACT, SAT, and Other Test Scores

Although not required for admission, students may submit test results for possible waivers from placement testing.

  • ACT requirements: 21 or higher in Reading and 22 or higher in Math. ACT Reading scores will be used to determine placement for both Reading and English.
  • SAT requirements: 480 or higher in Reading and 530 or higher in Math. SAT Reading scores will be used to determine placement for both Reading and English.
  • MCA requirements: 1047 or higher in Reading and 1148 or higher in Math. MCA Reading scores will be used to determine placement for Reading only.

If submitting ACT or SAT scores, please send them via email, fax, mail or hand-delivered to the Testing Center. MCA scores need to be sent directly from the high school.

Application Fee

A one-time, non-refundable $20 application fee is required. The application fee can be paid online at the end of the online application or in-person by visiting the Business Office (W2340).

If applicants are looking to have the $20 application fee waived, we offer several options.

12th grade high school applicants:
Are you receiving free or reduced hot lunch in 12th grade? Century College accepts the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) application fee waiver form. We require the form be completed and signed by your high school counselor.  It can then be emailed to admissions@century.edu.

Transfer Students:
Transfer students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant or other criteria for economic need at your current college may use the NACAC Request for Transfer Admission Application Fee Waiver Form to request a waiver to the application fee at Century College. Please have your financial aid office provide necessary documentation and sign the form. The completed form can be emailed to admissions@century.edu.

US Military Veterans:
If you have or are serving in any branch of the United States Military, we will waive your application fee. When completing the application, use the promo code VETS to waive the $20 application fee. Please be sure to check “YES” on the application when asked if you were a member of the armed forces. For more information, visit the Veterans Services website.

First Time Applicants to Century College attend a recruitment event:
Receive a promo code to waive the application fee for first time applicants who attend an Admissions event such as the Discover Century Information Session, Open House or other Admissions recruitment event. See calendar for details.

Power of YOU

If you are a student of Irondale High School, North High School, Mounds View High School, Tartan High School or White Bear Lake High School, you may qualify for the Power of YOU program. Review the qualifications, complete the Power of YOU application and return as directed.

Questions? We can help!

Notice of Annual Security Report Availability

Century College is committed to assisting all members of our community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the Department of Public Safety website at https://www.century.edu/home/public-safety.

If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Annual Security Report which contains this information, you can contact the Department of Public Safety on East Campus room E1392 or by calling (651) 747-4000.