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Make Your Move

Whether you’re from a two-year or four-year college, apply now and we’ll waive your application fee. After we receive your application, we’ll respond quickly with our admission decision and financial aid offer. You have nothing to lose. And a great education to gain.

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We Make Transferring Easy

Did you know Central has a Transfer Graduation Commitment? When you transfer to Central, you can be confident you will graduate on time.

We believe so strongly in our approach to educating and advising students, we pledge we will cover the cost of tuition for one additional semester — if the academic plan we create with you does not result in your graduation in the determined timeline.

We're that committed to your future. We believe this unique approach allows you to put your earning power to work sooner! You can even use our transfer credit guide to see how your credits will transfer.

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We Welcome You With Open Arms

Transferring colleges can be tough, but from my first visit to campus, Central made me feel not just welcome, but wanted. I hardly even think of myself as a transfer student, because Central has made me feel like such an important part of this institution.

“If you want to finish strong, finish at Central.”

Brandon Rosas ’20

Parnell, Iowa | Communication Studies and Art

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Brandon Rosas ’20

Get to Know Us

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Start exploring Central! With 1,150 students, we’re just the right size to give you plenty of attention. Take a virtual campus tour or schedule a personal visit to learn more about our dozens of academic programs.

We also know how to have fun: Central is home to the world’s only Lemming Race, and you can get involved with 20 Division III athletics teams and more than 60 campus clubs and organizations.

We’re located in charming and globally connected Pella, Iowa, rated one of the top three places to live in the country according to

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You'll Feel Right at Home

I transferred to Central because the people here are all very welcoming and caring. It’s hard to put into words how grateful I am for this school and the people I’ve met along the way. It’s somewhere you can feel comfortable being yourself.”

Maggie Langenfeld ’21

Harlan, Iowa | Communication Studies and Art

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Maggie Langenfeld ’21

We're Here to Help

Have more questions? Call toll-free or email us if you’d like help need more information about transferring — or if you’d like a personalized transfer credit evaluation.

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Transfer Coordinator

Drew Sikkink

Assistant Director of Admission

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We’d love to get to know you better — and tell you a bit more about us. We’ll send you information about life at Central and keep you in the loop about upcoming visit days and scholarship deadlines.