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Central Temporarily Waives ACT/SAT Testing Requirements

Featured: Central Temporarily Waives ACT/SAT Testing Requirements

April 16, 2020

Central College has announced it has temporarily waived ACT or SAT testing requirements for students applying for admission in Fall 2020.

The change in policy was made because testing for the ACT and SAT has been suspended nationally because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Central only requires students submit high school transcripts.

Central will evaluate each students’ application for admission based on factors such as the nature of the high school, classes available and the choices made among them, academic record, extracurricular activities, talents and achievements and the unique experience and perspective a student could bring to the college.

“We understand these are extraordinary times and we’re doing everything we can to ensure that a student’s dream of a Central education remains accessible,” says Chevy Freiburger, executive director of admission.

In addition to temporarily waiving the test requirements, Central has have taken other steps to ensure all students have an equal opportunity to evaluate Central and be considered for admission:

  • Central is hosting group and individual virtual events. During these experiences, students can meet other prospective students, ask questions and get essential information on next steps. For more information, visit central.edu/visit.
  • Central’s admission counselors, financial aid staff, faculty and coaches are available to chat with students one-on-one via phone, Skype, Zoom and other platforms. Just reach out at admission@central.edu to get something scheduled.
  • Central has extended its deposit deadline to July 1.
  • Central will take into account any COVID-19 related financial hardship a family may have experienced in calculating a financial aid.

For more information or to apply, visit central.edu/apply.