Grinnell College’s Office of Admission is staffed with a team of road warriors — admission counselors who crisscross the nation (and the world!) in the fall. We want to meet you, whether at your high school, a college fair, or when we conduct off-campus interviews. The glamour of room service cheeseburgers, missed flights, and broken-down rental cars aside, meeting prospective students is something we love to do. A conversation is also one of the best ways for you to learn about Grinnell.
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We’re sure that there are some students who love and look forward to writing the college essay, and a massive “HOORAY!” to all of you. That said, we imagine that for many of you, it’s a process that involves at least a little agony and procrastination. It’s hard. It’s hard to write a brief, concise essay that says a bit about who you are and what is important to you. We can’t make it easier to sit down and do the work, but we can tell you this:
We’re thrilled that you’re considering applying to Grinnell, and we’re eager to find out if you’ll be a member of the next class of thoughtfully engaged Grinnellians.
We use the Common Application.
Regular decision is available to all students completing secondary schooling. Early Decision is available to students for whom Grinnell College is a clear first choice.
After we receive your application, we will send you a user name and instructions on how to access your applicant status page.