Application Timelines

  Application Forms due Financial Aid Forms due Decisions mailed
Early Decision I 11/15 11/15 Mid-December
Early Decision II 1/1 1/1 Early February
Regular Decision 1/15 2/1 Late March
International Regular Decision 1/15 1/15 Late March
Transfer - Spring 11/1 11/1 Mid-December
Transfer - Fall 4/1 4/1 Mid-May
International Transfer (Fall entrance only) 4/1 4/1 Mid-May

* Due date = date form must be postmarked.

For students who are admitted Regular Decision and wish to enroll, advance tuition deposits are due by May 1. 

For international students, the tuition deposit required with your intention to enroll at Grinnell must be received in the Office of Admission by the Applicant Reply due date.

If you are admitted but decide to take a year off before entering college, submit a short statement to the Office of Admission by May 15 confirming your decision and explaining your plans for the next year. If we approve your request, we grant deferment for one year. You must pay your advance deposit by the applicant response date (May 1 for Regular Decision applicants) and may not enroll in another institution of higher education during that year.

For detailed information, visit: Application Options and Early Decision: Is It Right for You?