As a college, Centennial is committed to ascertaining and understanding the academic skills of all applicants, prior to admission, in an effort to promote access and student success.
Global assessment practices ‘level the playing field’ amongst applicants from many different backgrounds and circumstances, allowing for people from various age groups, educational backgrounds, cultures, etc. to have equal access to post-secondary education. However, admission is not the only consideration.
Access must be balanced with some reasonable indication that applicants have a chance for successful completion of their program of study. Admission standards established for applicants reflect the academic skill level the applicant needs in order to successfully undertake a full-time college course load in the desired discipline. Without the identified level of readiness, we believe that an applicant will have a poor chance at success in as early as the first semester of the program.