Admission

International Applicants

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.

Admitted Student Visits

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.
  • Professors.
  • Student life staff.

You’ll also have a chance to:

Admission

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.

Apply

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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