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Admitted Students

Congratulations, you’re in! We’re proud of your accomplishments and excited about what you’ll achieve as a new student at Centre.

Whether you’re already planning your Centre experience or still considering your options, check out these resources and next steps to help you and your family make the decisions that work best for you.

Financial Aid & FAFSA Delay

Centre recognizes the concern and frustration the FAFSA delay has caused for students and their families. Now is the time to apply for financial aid.  The new FAFSA is now working well for most families. To consider you for financial aid, beyond any scholarships you may earn through the application process, we ask that you submit the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid and the Centre Aid Form.

File your FAFSA

Enrollment Deposit Deadlines

Early DecisionFebruary 15
Early ActionMay 1
Regular DecisionMay 1

What’s Next for Admitted Students

Are you ready to begin your Centre experience? We’re excited you’re considering Centre to be your college home this fall and ready to make your future front and Centre. First, secure your spot in the class of 2028—then begin preparing for your first day at Centre.

Secure Your Spot

To accept our admission offer, please complete the Candidate’s Reply Form to confirm your place in the incoming class this fall and submit a non-refundable $400 enrollment deposit by May 1, 2024. Your admission counselor is here to help walk you through the decision process, so let us know how we can help. You can also log into your personalized portal to track your application status and access other essential information.

Complete reply form Contact your CounselorAccess application portal

Prepare for Day One

Once you officially secure your spot, it’s time to sort out some important details so you’ll be prepared to dive into your first day of classes without a hitch. Learn more about new student orientation, create your Centre student email account, and get started on your housing selection process. 

Prepare for Day One at Centre

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Centre of Attention Day

Admitted Student Preview

You’re invited to join other prospective members of your class for an inside look at Centre. You’ll interact with current students and alumni, meet members of our faculty and staff, take a sample class, and participate in parent information sessions.

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We Welcome You to Centre

The best way to get a true sense of the Centre experience is by visiting our campus in person. Sign up for an information session, get an on-campus tour, or attend an Open House event so you have what you need to decide to enroll at Centre.

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Chat with Your Admission Counselor

If you’ve got follow-up questions, our admission counselors are here to answer questions regarding your application, course of study, financial aid, classes, and more.

Important Dates & Timelines

Soon after you accept your offer of admission to Centre, you’ll begin to receive housing, registration, and orientation information. In the meantime, here are some dates to keep in mind.

JuneReceive Information about Housing, Registration, and Orientation
August 29Move-In Day
August 29 - September 1New Student Orientation
September 2First Day of Classes
September 20-21Family Weekend


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Ph.D.: Harvard Medical School 2013

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Louisville, Kentucky

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Housing and Dining

Where you eat, sleep, and socialize are crucial to your Centre experience. Learn more about our residential communities and our delicious dining options.