Get Started at Centralia College

To get started, we need to know a little bit about you. What kind of student are you? How you apply depends on your path here and your goals.

international students

International Student

If you are living outside the US, consider attending Centralia College through the International Education program. This program offers intensive English courses, and associate degree and job training.

new student

New Student

If you are new to Centralia College or have been gone for more than a year, follow these easy steps to reapply and get started.

returning student

Returning Student

If you've been a Centralia College student recently (i.e. you've been gone less than a year), follow these steps to come back.

high school students

Running Start

Centralia College offers Running Start, a state program that allows high school juniors and seniors to attend classes on CC's campus to earn college credit tuition-free. In addition, CC offers a select number of dual-credit classes at local high schools.

transitional education

Transitional Education/Basic Skills

If you are ready to earn a high school diploma or GED, learn English, or prepare for college or job training, follow these steps to get started in Transitional Education.

nursing program

Nursing Program

If you are seeking entry to Centralia College's Nursing program, follow these steps to get started.

bachelor's degrees

Bachelor's Degrees

A bachelor's degrees is closer than you think at CC. Start here to apply for one of CC's applied bachelor's degree programs.

continuing education

Continuing & Community Education

If your interested in taking non-credit courses for personal enrichment or to earn a business certification (such as flagger training or CPR), follow these steps to get started.



Centralia College is approved for the education and training of veterans, reservists, and the children and spouses of veterans. Follow these steps to apply and use veterans' benefits.