We use the Common Application exclusively (and have no application fee). Regular Decision is available to all students completing secondary schooling, and Early Decision is a great choice for students for whom Grinnell is a clear first choice.
In addition to the application requirements of the Common Application, you must also submit either your SAT or ACT score. We’d love for you to meet us – or one of our many enthusiastic alumni interviewers – so we recommend (but don’t require) an interview.
Admission to Grinnell is highly selective, and while there is no single factor that guarantees admission, it helps to have taken a challenging, balanced high school curriculum. Our recommended secondary school program is:
- 4 years of English
- 4 years of mathematics (at least through pre-calculus)
- 3 years of social studies
- 3 years of lab science
- 3 years of a foreign language
Once we receive your application, we will send you a user name and instructions on how to check your application status.