Application checklist for degree-seeking international students

A complete international student application includes the following:

  • A completed application form - either the online Centenary application or the online Common Application
  • Essay topics for Fall 2019 applicants (choose one):
    • Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. 
    • Saint Augustine said, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” How has traveling impacted your education or how do you hope it will in the future? 
    • Why Centenary? What has made Centenary stand out to you amid your college search process.
  • Original or certified copies of all high school or secondary school records and diplomas
    • Faxes, advisement, and student copies cannot be accepted
    • Any document not in English must be translated and evaluated by an international credentials evaluation service such as Josef Silny or World Education Services (WES)
    • Transfer students (students entering Centenary from another institution of higher learning) must also have an official college or university transcript mailed directly from each college or university previously attended
  • International Student Recommendation Form and a supporting letter from a teacher, college professor, or adviser
  • Certification of Finances Application
  • Immunization Record Form
  • Clear, legible copy of the photo page of your passport
  • Official test scores - official scores are those reported directly to Centenary by a testing agency at the request of the applicant
    • Native English speakers must submit official SAT I or ACT scores. Use SAT code 6082 and ACT code 1576 to submit your scores to Centenary.
    • Non-native English speakers must submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. Use TOEFL code 6082 and IELTS code 4650 to submit your scores to Centenary.
      • Minimum test scores required for admission are as follows:
        • TOEFL paper-based test: 550
        • TOEFL computer-based test: 213
        • TOEFL internet-based test: 79
        • IELTS (each content area): 6.0
    • An applicant may request to waive the TOEFL or IELTS requirement if he or she meets the following criteria:
      • Attended the final two years of high school in the U.S., resulting in a U.S. high school diploma; or
      • Successfully completed 30 transferable semester hours at a regionally accredited U.S. institution, including a minimum of six semester hours in English (excluding remedial English or English as a Second Language courses); or
      • Earned an associate's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.


Submit all materials to:

Centenary College of Louisiana Office of Admission

2911 Centenary Boulevard

Shreveport, LA 71104




Centenary follows the international student admission guidelines published by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers in its World Education series.

Contact Info

Office of Admission

2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, LA 71104