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.
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.
- Current students.
- Student life staff.
You’ll also have a chance to:
An exceptional academic experience
The Office of Admission is the hub for your application needs. You can learn about Grinnell, grab an application, and schedule a campus visit, including a tour, information session, and meal in the dining hall. You can also visit classes, stay overnight with a student, and interview with admissions.
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.
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