Greetings from Centenary!
The past month has brought unprecedented changes to the Centenary College campus and community, and I know that the same is true in your life. As we all deal with cancellations, postponements, and general uncertainty about the future, I want you to know that Centenary is continuing to serve both current and prospective students. Our work goes on, but in different ways!
The College moved to remote instruction Monday, March 23, and our dedicated faculty and staff are working extra hours to ensure that our students can complete their courses this semester. Many students chose to return to their homes, but the residence halls remain open and campus services such as the dining hall and computer labs are available to students who remain on campus. The College has hired additional cleaning staff and offered enhanced training for current staff to ensure that the campus is clean and safe for our entire community. Crucial student services, such as the library, the career center, tutoring, the chaplain’s office, and counseling services are providing support to our students through online resources and virtual appointments. You can visit centenary.edu/covid19current to see all the ways that Centenary is supporting students during this time.
Our Admission team is also still hard at work telling the Centenary story to prospective students (like you!), although some of our tools and methods have changed since in-person visits aren’t possible right now. We’ve also adjusted some of our deadlines and scholarship opportunities, and we hope that some of the changes listed below will help you as you deal with the uncertainty of college searching in the age of COVID-19:
- Centenary is still accepting applications and awarding both merit and need-based scholarships. It is FREE to apply online at centenary.edu/apply.
- Our preferred deposit deadline will be extended from May 1 to June 1.
- We will accept additional ACT scores through the June ACT, and are also reviewing applications on a case-by-case basis for students who have been affected by standardized test cancellations this spring.
- A note on the TOPS program for Louisiana students: Students will have until September 30, 2020, to achieve a qualifying ACT score or to qualify for higher TOPS Award. More information on TOPS is available here.
- If you would like to set up a Skype or Zoom appointment with a faculty member or Student Ambassador, please contact your admission counselor.
- If you are a senior who has already applied to Centenary but have not been able to visit campus, we will offer the $2,500 campus visit scholarship for virtual visits. Sign up at centenary.edu/visit.
- The College is still assessing the Centenary in Paris program and will make a decision based on our students’ safety at a later date. We will communicate updates to all of our prospective students as they are available
We know that you are likely wondering about many other things, so please reach out to our admission team with any and all questions as we navigate this “new normal” together. We are very #CentenaryProud of the way our entire campus community has responded to this situation and hope to include you as a part of it next year.
We wish you and your family health and safety during these uncertain times.
Vice President for Enrollment & Marketing
View a PDF of the letter here.