Beginning Thursday, Oct. 8, Grinnell will be a TestIowa Higher Education site, located at the Grinnell Public Health building and available to Grinnell College faculty, staff, students, and members of their direct households.
At this time, we are going to pause on sending additional invitations to study and live on campus for the second fall term (F2), scheduled to begin Oct. 22. We will remain paused until we can better understand the repercussions of these rapidly changing circumstances and new public health guidance.
The time that most of our students—and students across the country—will spend on campuses this year will be unusual, but we are planning new avenues for social connectedness and engagement for and between students who are on campus and those enrolled online.
The next academic year will consist of four 7.5-week terms, with an optional summer term. We are planning for a low-density campus this fall, with a minimum starting number of between 500 - 600 students for the first term. There will be in-person and distance class offerings each term.
For the 2020-21 admission cycle Grinnell College will adopt a test optional admission policy.