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It’s important to do your homework! Learn more about us, and start to explore the possibility of your future with Grinnell College.

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You’ve applied and been accepted. Congratulations! We invite you to experience Grinnell’s endless possibilities for yourself at one of our admitted student programs, designed specifically for you. The admitted student programs give you a chance to meet: Fellow admitted students...
We’re looking for applicants who have sought challenge and excelled academically, done well on standardized tests, and demonstrated commitment to activities beyond the classroom. We use the Common Application with a Grinnell Supplement, and strongly encourage you to apply online...
U.S. Students Priority Deadline April 1 Attention: the steps below are required to apply for Grinnell College funded financial aid. If you wish to only apply for federally funded financial aid, such as the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work-study, and the Federal Direct Student...
If you do not hold U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency, you must apply to Grinnell College as an international student. If you hold U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency (green card) you must apply as a domestic student, regardless of where you physically reside. If, for...
Grinnell College offers a full range of financial aid opportunities to international students and we are committed to providing affordable education to students from around the world. Admission to Grinnell is highly selective, and the competition for financial aid is more...
A campus visit is one of the best ways to decide whether Grinnell is a good fit for you! For the most productive visit to campus, we recommend prospective students and their families attend an information session followed by a campus tour, each of which will last about an hour....
U.S. Students Priority Deadline November 1 Attention: the steps below are required to apply for Grinnell College funded financial aid. If you wish to only apply for federally funded financial aid, such as the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work-study, and the Federal Direct Student...
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...
Need-Blind Admission Grinnell College practices need-blind admission, admitting academically qualified applicants regardless of financial need, and we meet 100% of demonstrated need. Admitted students with demonstrated financial need receive generous need-based aid packages....

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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...
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...

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Grinnell is committed to meeting each student’s demonstrated financial need, as shown on the financial aid application. We meet the majority of need with scholarships and grants, but most financial aid packages combine gift aid with self-help (loans and work). We invite you to...

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  Got a question? Ask a current student! Our students have many different interests, just like you. Do you want to talk to a current student with interests similar to your own? If so, fill out this form and we'll find someone to talk with you. Please note: We offer this service...
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  We are pleased that your secondary school students may be considering Grinnell College. This website will provide you with some information regarding admission to the College. We look forward to working with you as you guide your students to select the college that best...