Early Admissions

Gifted students completing their junior year in high school may apply to the College for admissions as full-time students. Students entering under this early admission program begin their college-level studies early, but they do not receive their high school diplomas from Centenary. The admission requirements for early admissions are stringent:

  1. 3 units of English, 3 units of math, 2 units of natural sciences (with lab), 2 units of social science, and 2 units of foreign language (same language);
  2. written recommendation from high school principle and guidance counselor, indicating potential for collegiate study and verification that the student will receive a high school diploma upon satisfactory completion of the freshman year at Centenary;
  3. standardized test scores from the ACT (a minimum composite score of 26) or SAT I (a combined score of 1180 with a Verbal score of at least 600);
  4. a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or above in academic courses;
  5. a written essay outlining the reasons for leaving high school early and outlining academic goals;
  6. a personal interview with an Admissions counselor;
  7. application must be received by February 15 and will be reviewed as part of the Regular Decision process. CA (2003-04), p. 21