Application for International Students

This applies to students who are seeking a degree.
There is a separate application for exchange students.

Learn more about financial assistance for international students.

Centenary welcomes the applications of students from other countries. International applicants are candidates for admission who are not citizens of the United States and who do not possess a permanent resident visa. The College adopts as its official policy for international student admission the guidelines published by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers in its World Education Series.

The application fee is waived for all international applicants so apply now! Its free!

Important Terms:
A first-year student has never earned credit for any courses pursued at an institution of higher learning. A transfer student is one entering Centenary from another institution of higher learning and must be academically eligible to return to their previous institution.

Checklist for Complete International Application

The Admission Office will only review a complete application, which consists of items in the list below. Click where available to show additional details.

online application

There are two methods for applying online. There is no preference given to any one particular type of application:

a response to one application essay question or a graded writing sample from school

originals or certified copies of all high school or secondary school records and diplomas

Faxes, advisement and student copies are not acceptable;Any document not in English must be translated and evaluated by an international credentials evaluation service such as Joseph Silny or WES. Transfer students must also have an official college or university transcript mailed directly from each college or university attended.

the International Student Recommendation Form and supporting letter from a teacher, college professor or adviser;

a completed Certification of Finances Application;

a copy of your immunization records

a clear, legible copy of the photo page of the passport

one passport sized photo

test results

Test results required depend upon your status as native speaker of English:

  • Native Speakers of English

    Must submit official SAT I or ACT.
    Official SAT I and ACT scores are those reported directly to Centenary College of Louisiana by the respective testing agency at the request of the applicant.

    To send your scores to Centenary, simply provide these codes:
    SAT: 6082 | ACT: 1576

  • Non-native Speakers of English

    Must submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL or official International English Language Testing System IELTS scores. Official TOEFL and IELTS scores are those reported directly to Centenary College of Louisiana by the respective testing agency at the request of the applicant.

    To send your scores to Centenary, simply provide these codes:
    TOEFL: 6082 | IELTS: 4650

    The following minimum scores are required for admission:

    Paper-based test 550
    Computer-based test 213
    Internet-based test 79
    Each content area 6.0

    Waiving TOEFL or IELTS Requirement

    An applicant may request that the TOEFL or IELTS requirement be waived if he or she has met one of the following criteria:

    1. Attended the final two years of high school in the U.S., resulting in the attainment of a U.S. high school diploma; or,

    2. Successfully completed 30 transferable semester hours at a regionally accredited U.S. institution, including a minimum of 6 semester hours in English, excluding remedial English and English as a Second Language courses; or

    3. Earned an associate's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.

Once You're Accepted

Upon acceptance to Centenary, the Admission Office will provide you an access code and links that allows you to complete your enrollment forms online.

Additional considerations may apply for transfer students.