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Admission to Grinnell is highly selective, and our students come from all different backgrounds. However, while no single factor guarantees admission, there are some characteristics that are undeniably Grinnellian, and can help you stand out from the rest. For example, showing that you’ve taken a challenging, balanced high school curriculum. That you’re ready to explore the world and contribute to the greater good. And that you’re eager to find your place in a supportive, inspiring community. If this sounds like you, request information to get access to additional information about application timelines, scholarships, and the college search process. If you want to start your admission application early, you can submit the Preliminary Application, which is available starting the summer of your senior year through December of the same year. This is an optional part of the application process that demonstrates interest to Grinnell, as well as allowing you to receive more information about timelines, scholarships, events in your area, and the college search process. Lastly, to complete your application, we’ll need you to submit the Common Application and a few other things.