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Centenary College Provides Instant Decision Days for Applicants and Transfer Students

05/07/2014, 10:31 AM

Hackettstown, N.J.  – Centenary College will be offering Instant Decision Days for high school seniors and transfer students interested in applying for the Fall 2014 semester. Every Tuesday and Wednesday through June students interested in the college will be able to have their academic information reviewed and will be given an immediate decision for the upcoming semester as to whether or not they are accepted for the upcoming semester. Instant Decision Days must be scheduled by appointment.  Appointments will be Tuesdays for transfer students and Wednesdays for first year students.

In scheduling a day with the College, prospective students will be given the opportunity to have a campus tour and inquire about the College’s programs and services. Faculty and staff also will be available to speak with students. Potential first year students are required to have with them their high school transcripts and any SAT or ACT scores. Potential transfer students must bring proof of high school graduation and official transcripts from all previous colleges attended.  In addition, all students must have any letters of recommendation and a 250-word essay on why they believe Centenary College will help them achieve their goals for the future. Upon being granted admission to the College, students will be able to discuss scholarship opportunities. The application fee will be waived for all students applying to Centenary through an Instant Decision Day.

“The college application process is extremely stressful and often confusing for students, especially if it’s their first time applying,” says Stephen Schierloh, Dean of Enrollment at Centenary College. “They get anxious waiting for that letter that says whether or not they’ve been accepted. Instant Decision Days provide a faster, more personalized alternative. We get to meet the students we are considering face-to-face, and the students get an instant answer. It cuts out weeks, even months students would otherwise spend worrying. It lets seniors enjoy their last few weeks before high school graduation, and it provides relief for transfer students who are exploring other options.”

To make an appointment, please call 1 (800) 236-8679 or e-mail admissions@centenarycollege.edu.

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary College’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary College’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  The Centenary College School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.  The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.