Application for Admission

Note: If you are an international student, please do not use this application. View the guidelines for Central's international application.

Follow these steps to apply to Central College.

Create your account:

Enter your email address and a password in the box below.

Forgot your password?

Fill out the application:

Remember, you can leave and come back to the application at anytime. To correctly retrieve a saved application, enter your email address and password in the box above.

Request your transcripts:

Request that your official high school transcript (and any college transcripts) be sent to us. Transcripts should include your cumulative g.p.a. and class rank.

Send us your test scores:

Send us your test scores. Take the ACT or SAT-I and have your results sent to Central College, either directly from the testing agency or on your official high school transcript. Central codes are: ACT 1284 or SAT-I 6087.

Transcripts can be sent to:
Admission Office
Central College
812 University Street
Pella, Iowa 50219

Save the application fee:

Put that $25 application fee back into your savings account. Central waives the application fee when you apply on-line!

Additional application information

Questions or problems applying?

Email us at or call us at 1-877-462-3687.

Admission Guidelines and Notification

The admission committee reviews all applications for admission and seeks students who demonstrate the desired skills and potential to compete successfully at a college level. Offers of admission will begin September 1. Completed applications received after September 1 will be notified on a rolling basis.

See our admission requirements.

International students

Please see our international student section for specific information regarding your application requirements.