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. Additional visit activities, such as a class visit or lunch with a current student, will extend your time on campus. Visit activities are limited during examination periods, breaks, and holidays.
In addition to other financial aid options, competitive scholarships can help you afford college. Grants and scholarships form the largest part of our financial aid funds. The Grinnell Trustee Honor Scholarship is awarded based on outstanding academic achievement. It is renewable (at the initial amount) for three additional years provided a cumulative GPA of 2.75 is maintained. You will automatically be considered for merit aid. No application is needed other than a complete Admission application. Note: transfer applicants are not eligible for scholarships.
U.S. Transfer Students
To complete your transfer application, submit the following by the fall or spring transfer deadline:
- The Common Application: All forms, including the Registrar's Report are available at Common Application.
If you graduated from high school more than one year ago, you do not need to submit the Secondary School Report form.
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 some reason, you are unclear about your legal citizenship, clarify your status with your parents/legal counsel. Deliberate or unintended misrepresentation of your citizenship status may be cause for withdrawal of your application.
ASP Application Deadlines
Fall Semester: Aug. 1
Spring Semester: Jan. 1
Important! ASP applications may be due earlier at area high schools. Check with your high school for internal deadlines.
An exceptional academic experience
Campus visits are one of the best ways to decide if Grinnell is right for you. Tour campus; talk to current students, faculty, and staff; eat in the dining hall; drop in on a class; and more. Schedule your campus visit for the best experience. See Getting to Grinnell for maps and directions. If you can’t make it to campus, check to see if you can learn more from Grinnell visits in your area.
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 — we’ll waive the application fee if you do. We encourage you to apply early, and please contact us if you have questions about the application process.