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First-Time Student

Student at Century College
Are you attending college for the first time?

Steps to Apply

  1. Apply for admission*
    Apply online or download an application form. 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). The application fee may be waived if you are a veteran (see Veterans Services for more information) or if you meet criteria from NACAC.

    If you are applying to the PSEO program, do not complete the online application. Please visit our PSEO website for application information.
  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. Acceptance Letter
    Once the application is completed and processed, you will receive an acceptance letter from Century College.

*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.

After Acceptance to Century College

  • 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.

    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.
  • Schedule your New Student Orientation Session
    Orientation 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.