Supplemental Enrollment

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Are you a high school sophomore, junior, or senior interested in Century College courses for the summer, or are ineligible for the PSEO?

Update to Supplemental Enrollment Application Process

Due to the COVID-19, as of Friday, March 27, the admission requirements for the Summer and Fall Term 2020 have changed. Please review updated ACCUPLACER and testing information below.

Please note: All Supplement Enrollment admission requirements are subject to change as the college follows COVID-19 government and college mandates and planning.

Admissions Process: Update for demostration of college-level Reading placement.

*Due to the unavailability of ACCUPLACER, the following Minnesota State policies are currently in place to allow Supplemental Enrollment applicants to demonstrate college-level Reading and Mathematics skills if they have no test scores on file at the college.

Reading - A student who presents a HS GPA of 2.6 or higher must be given a placement of college-level that allows for enrollment in courses that designate college-level reading skills as a prerequisite.

Mathematics - A student who presents a HS GPA of 2.8+ and high school Alegbra 2 with a C- or better must be given a placement of college-level that allows for enrollment in College Algebra.

**Placement scores already on file at the college will trump the use of GPA. If students do not meet college-level Reading or Math placement according to their test scores on file, students do have the opporunity to appeal. Please refer to the Testing Center website for more information about this appeals process.

Steps to Apply:

  1. Apply for admissions.
    Complete and mail the Supplemental Enrollment Program application, along with a $20 application fee to: Century College – Office of Admissions, 3300 Century Avenue North, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. Application deadline: 5 business days before the start of the term
  2. Determine college-level ability in Reading.
    Take the ACCUPLACER course placement test or obtain a copy of your ACT score report. Click here for more information about the ACCUPLACER Course Placement Test and to schedule a time to take the ACCUPLACER. If using ACT scores, please include an official copy of your ACT score report with your Supplemental application. ACT requirements: 21 or higher in Reading. ACT Reading scores will be used to determine placement for both Reading and English. Students interested in taking a math course through the Supplemental program must place into college-level math on the ACCUPLACER or have a 22 or higher in Math on the ACT.

    Please see updates to this step in this section above addressing changes due to COVID-19.
  3. Meet Option 1 or 2.
    Option 1:

    - Class Rank: Sophomores and Juniors - top third of class, Seniors - top half
    - Decile: Sophomores and Juniors - 3rd decile or higher, Seniors - 5th decile or higher
    - GPA: Sophomores and Juniors - 3.0 or higher, Seniors - 2.5 or higher

    Option 2:
    Students who do not meet Option 1, but who still wish to apply for the Supplemental Enrollment Program need to submit a high school transcript and write the following essay:
    How will you benefit from the Supplemental Enrollment Program and what can you contribute to Century College as a Supplemental Enrollment student?
    The essay needs to be two pages, typed, double-spaced, and in 12 point font.

    Submission of Supplemental Enrollment applications via email is recommended due to staff working remotely at this time. Please email applications to Katy Moore, PSEO Coordinator, at
  4. Acceptance Letter.
    Students will be contacted via mail regarding their application and acceptance status.

    Due to COVID-19, students will be contacted via email with an acceptance letter.

Note: Tuition and any other fees accrued are the sole responsibility of the student. 

After Acceptance to Century College:

  • Schedule Your New Student Orientation
    Orientation information will be sent via email to the email listed on your application. The New Student Orientation is designed to introduce you to the campus, Century College policies and procedures, and the many services provided for all students. Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students and enables you to register for courses as well as navigate the college and its resources with success.

    After the New Student Orientation is complete, students will be eligible to register for courses.