Apply and get started...

Applying to Centralia College is easy. There is no application fee. Online applications are accepted throughout the year for entrance into any quarter for most programs. To become a student, you must complete several important steps to enroll:

Steps to Enroll:


Apply for admission

Apply for admission as a:

FERPA / SSN Disclosure: Your Social Security number (SSN) is confidential and under a federal law called the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) the college will protect it from unauthorized use and/or disclosure. Disclosure of your SSN is in compliance with state/federal requirements. Disclosure may be authorized for the purposes of state and federal financial aid, Hope/Lifetime Learning tax credits, academic transcript, assessment or accountability research. Failure to submit your SSN may result in a financial penalty by the Internal Revenue Service.

Apply for financial aid & scholarships

Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships by the priority deadline—do not delay! See Financial Aid application deadlines. For more information, contact Financial Aid at (360) 736-9391, ext. 234.

See Funding your education for information on other funding sources.


Take your class placement test

Take your class assessment test and submit it to the Enrollment Services Office. The sooner you test the earlier you can register. You have 3 options:

  1. Take your placement test on campus. You will need your student ID number and valid picture ID. For test times, fees, and instructions, contact the Testing Center on campus at (360) 736-9391, ext. 216.
  2. If you have completed testing somewhere else, submit your test scores to Enrollment Services. We will accept COMPASS, ASSET and ACCUPLACER test scores. Test scores must be no older than 3 years.
  3. If you would like to request equivalent placement into pre-college and college-level courses based on your placement at another Washington Community or Technical College, submit a copy of the document that provides specific placement recommendation information from the sending institution, along with your completed Placement Reciprocity Request Form. Documentation must be no older than one year. Contact the Enrollment Services office for details or to obtain a request form.

If you have taken and passed (2.0 GPA) college-level writing and math, submit transcripts to Enrollment Services.


Get advised and register

Get Advising and Register.

After testing, new and transfer students should visit the Advising Center for Registration. Questions? Call the Advising Center at (360) 736-9391, ext. 265.


Pay tuition

Pay Tuition and Fees by the deadline—see Important Dates & Deadlines.

A Tuition Payment Plan is available to help you spread your payments over a period of time. For more information, see Tuition Payment Options or contact the Cashier's Office at (360) 736-9391, ext. 219.


Buy books and supplies

Buy books and supplies online or in person at the Centralia College Bookstore.

Contact Admissions, Financial Aid

contact talk bubble iconAdmissions & Records

600 Centralia College Blvd
Centralia WA 98531
(360) 736-9391, x221
Toll-free from Olympia:
(360) 753-3433, x221
FAX: (360) 330-7112

contact talk bubble iconFinancial Aid

Financial Aid:
(360) 736-9391, x234
FAX: (360) 330-7105

Campus Visit:
(360) 736-9391, x364