Congratulations on your acceptance to Centenary!

We are proud to welcome you to the Cyclone community. Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete the items in the checklist below. This will help to ensure that all required forms have been submitted, and that you’re prepared for a great start to your Centenary experience!

Have questions or concerns? Give us a call or drop us an email! Each checklist item provides specific contact information, and you can always reach the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (800) 236-8679 or CentUAdmissions@CentenaryUniversity.edu. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Sign Into Your Centenary Account

Before you can access your student portal, you will need to activate your Centenary account and reset your password.

Please update your information in the Password Reset Self Service System using your Centenary username and temporary password, which was provided on your IT welcome letter. After updating your password you will be able to log into my.Centenary using your Centenary username and updated password.

Office of Information Technology
(908) 852-1400 ext. 2000

Review Your Financial Aid

  1. Check your financial aid and provide any missing items on my.Centenary.
  2. Complete your Entrance and Master Promissory Note (MPN) online at www.studentloans.gov.
  3. NJ residents must complete the state grant record at https://njfams.hesaa.org.

Submit Your Enrollment Deposit

Congratulations! Let’s Make it Official.

Submit Your Enrollment Deposit

All full-time undergraduate students who plan to attend Centenary University must submit an Admission deposit.

Submitting your deposit holds your place in the incoming class and allows you to register for classes.

All students are required to make a Admission deposit of $100. If you would like to request a room in on- campus housing as well, combine both the $100 Admission deposit and the $200 Housing Security Deposit into one payment of $300.

The Admission deposit is not an additional fee, but will be deducted from your annual charges at the start of your first semester at Centenary. The Housing Security Deposit will be held for damages and assessed at the end of the year.

We encourage you to make your deposit by May 1, or within two weeks if you are accepted after that date.

The deposit for the fall semester is refundable in full, upon written notice to the Admissions Office, prior to May 1. The deposit for the spring semester is refundable in full, upon written notice to the Admissions Office, prior to December 31.

You can pay the deposit in one of three ways:

  1. Online at www.centenaryuniversity.edu/tuitionpayment
  2. By check or money order: Return the enrollment form and envelope provided in your acceptance packet, by mail to the Admissions Office, Centenary University, 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
  3. In person by visiting the Student Billing Office, room #101, in the lower level of the Seay Building

If financial circumstances make payment of the enrollment deposit difficult, contact the Admissions Office to discuss your circumstances.

Sign Up for Advising and Class Registration

All incoming students meet one-on-one with an advisor to discuss life goals and academic aspirations, review degree requirements, and create a class schedule for their first semester at Centenary. Please note that you must submit your enrollment deposit before you can register for classes.

Incoming freshman students should schedule an advising appointment with the Academic Success and Advising Center. Advising appointments are held in May and June for students starting in the fall term, and in November and December for students starting in the spring term. Please note that some majors require a mathematics placement exam; you should review the placement exam schedule carefully to ensure that your advising appointment coincides with a placement exam.

Incoming transfer students should contact their Transfer Admissions Counselor to schedule an advising appointment. Appointments are held on a rolling basis from March through August for students starting in the fall term, and from November to mid-January for students starting in the spring term.

Academic Success & Advising Center
(908) 852-1400 ext. 2168

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
(800) 236-8679

Submit Your Medical Forms

All forms are found on the Centenary University Student Health Portal, which can be accessed by admitted students once they have deposited.

  • Access the Student Health Portal by going to https://centenary.studenthealthportal.com/
  • Log on to the portal using assigned Centenary credentials (username and password)
  • Click on “PENDING FORMS” in the Upper Left Corner
  • Remember to upload required documents in the “Document Upload” section

Health Services: If you have any questions, please call ext. 2209 and 2220.

Accept/Waive Centenary Student Health Insurance

Please note that all students are automatically enrolled in the University Student Health Insurance Plan, and are assessed a fee for the policy on their term bill. ( The annual fee is $2,284/year )

Students who can provide proof of private health insurance may opt to decline this insurance coverage, and waive this fee by completing the Insurance Waiver Form on the student health portal AND by uploading a copy of their insurance card by the designated deadline.

To waive the Student Health Insurance, please go to https://centenary.studenthealthportal.com

Submit Your Emergency Contact Form

Log in to the self service portal here, click on your name in the top right and select the Emergency Information link.

Residence Life: ext. 3950, or Email Residence Life

Submit Your Final Transcripts

Final official high school transcripts are due August 1st.

Final official college transcripts (if applicable) are due September 15th.

Send transcript to: Centenary Admissions Office, 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Undergraduate Admission Office: ext. 2217

Review Your Bill & Submit Payment

Click here to check your financial aid or view your bill.
Students should check their bills and financial aid online regularly. Fall bills will be mailed starting June 15.

Have a question or want more information about financial aid?

Financial Aid: Visit CentenaryUniversity.edu/finaid, email us at or call ext. 2350.

Have a question or want more information about your bill?
Student Billing: Visit CentenaryUniversity.edu/billing, email us or call ext. 2245

 


If Applicable

Submit Your Housing Preference Form

Living on campus can be exciting and rewarding, and we want to make sure you have the best experience possible. If you are planning to live on campus, please complete the Housing Preference Form to help us get to know you better. The information on this form will help us pair you with a roommate and assign you to a residence hall.

If you require housing accommodations, you must complete the Housing Accommodations Application and return it to the Disability Services Office. For more information about housing accommodations, please visit our Disability Services website.

Office of Residence Life
(908) 852-1400 ext. 3950

Disability Services Office
(908) 852-1400 ext. 2168

Submit Your AP/IB/CLEP Exam Scores

Centenary awards college credit for qualifying scores on Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams.

If you have taken one or more of these exams, please have your official score report sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
(800) 236-8679

Submit Your Equine Riding Placement Form

If you plan to take equine riding classes, please complete the Equine Riding Placement Form.

Although not required, we strongly encourage you to include a riding video that showcases your ability. The information on this form will be used to place you in your first riding course at Centenary.

Kelly Munz
Department Chair, Equine Studies
(908) 852-1400 ext. 2327

Submit Your Educational Opportunity Program Form

If you are participating in Centenary's Educational Opportunity Program you must complete the agreement forms you received in your EOP summer acceptance packet and return them to the EOP office.


Devon Vialva
Assistant Dean of Diversity & Director of EOP
(908) 852-1400 ext. 2176

Submit Your STEP Ahead Packet

Centenary's STEP Ahead program is an intensive pre-college program designed to enhance the development of self-advocacy, independence, and interpersonal and academic skills in students with documented learning differences.

If you wish to participate in the STEP Ahead Program, you will need to complete an Application for Intensive Support and return the completed application and relevant documentation to the Disability Services Office

Disability Services Office
(908) 852-1400 ext. 2168

Submit Your NCAA Athletic Medical Packet

If you are a student-athlete, you must submit NCAA medical forms in addition to the Centenary medical forms listed above.

Please review our Athletic Training website to find the student-athlete checklist and required forms. In order to meet NCAA compliance, physical exams must occur after July 1st of the academic year in which you are starting at Centenary.

Jessica Jackson
Head Athletic Trainer
(908) 852-1400 ext. 2190