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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 2021 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
- Letter of recommendation from a teacher, college professor, or adviser
- 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.
- 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/secondary school at an approved English-only instruction institution resulting in a high school/secondary 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).
Additional Items Needed After Admittance:
- Certification of Finances Application
- Immunization Record Form
- Clear, legible copy of the photo page of your passport
- SEVIS Transfer Form (current F-1 Student Visa holders only)
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.