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Registrar

The Office of the Registrar is Grinnell’s home for academic records, including the academic calendar and deadlines; course catalogs, schedules, and descriptions; course registration and resources; graduation requirements; major and concentration declarations; student records and transcripts; enrollment verifications; and changes in name and addresses. The registrar’s office also supports the faculty and administration with classroom scheduling, enrollment statistics, and many more academic functions.

Reading Lab

Academic Resource CentersThe primary goal of the Reading Laboratory is to support your academic success at Grinnell. You will work both individually and in small discussion groups to improve your reading comprehension and rate, build your vocabulary, and develop more effective study strategies. International students may also choose to work on their English language proficiency.

Alternate Language Study Option (ALSO)

The ALSO program offers highly motivated and independent students the opportunity to learn a language through a combination of self-instruction and peer tutoring. Languages offered have included Czech, Modern Greek, Hindi, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, and Swahili.

Students interested in any language may fill out an online application form. The Program Director will contact you about your application and desired course.

10 Classes to Take Before You Graduate

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Issue: Spring 2011 Author: Amar Sarkar '12 If you come to Grinnell, there are some classes that current students recommend strongly. If you join our ranks, you’ll write your own top 10 classes list. Here, in no particular order, are mine:

Calculus i and ii. Calculus relates to everything that happens in the natural, physical world. I loved Calculus, and you can make it painless by doing five problems every day and keeping up with homework.

Write On

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:23 | By Anonymous (not verified)

The Grinnell writer dropped her forehead onto her arms in abject despair. She lay there, limp and hopeless, like a corn doll abandoned in the rain. The husks of her notebooks lay about her, fluttering idly in the Iowa wind that whistled through the partially open window. A page of one particularly kind and caring notebook draped itself across her shoulder in a reassuring way. It’s all right, sweetie, that touch seemed to say. It’ll all work out.