- Scholastic record and class standing that show an ability to do high-level college work. The Admission Board feels that good, consistent performance in a college-preparatory program best indicates a student's preparation for college.
- Graduation from an accredited secondary school with recommended credit as follows: four years of English, four years of mathematics with minimum completion of pre-calculus or the equivalent, three-four years of laboratory science, three-four years of a foreign language, and three-four years of social studies or history. Home-school students should submit their home-school curriculum, by year, including subject areas studied, texts used, and time spent on each discipline.
- Recommendation of the secondary-school counselor.
- Recommendations from two academic instructors.
- Satisfactory results on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT I) or the American College Test (ACT). For some students the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) may also be required. Grinnell strongly recommends that home-school students sit for the SAT II, particularly in literature, mathematics, and a third subject area of their own choosing.
Requirements for Regular Admission
- College Catalog
- Education in the Liberal Arts
- Academic Program
- Expenses and Financial Aid
- Alumni Association
- Presidents of Grinnell College
- College Profile