Page Updated: December 22, 2015
Location: Grinnell, Iowa
Does your institution admit undocumented students?
Do you feel that your institution creates a welcoming and inclusive environment where undocumented students would feel wanted and valued on campus?
When completing the question on the application regarding citizenship, is there an option to select “non-citizen” or “Other (Non-US)” and if not, should they leave the question blank? Is a blank field permitted when completing an online application?
Grinnell is a Common App member institution and allows students to select the “Other (Non-US)” option.
Do you recommend that undocumented students disclose their immigration status in the application, including essays or counselor/teacher recommendations?
Yes, Grinnell recommends that students disclose this informative whenever possible.
For residency and tuition purposes, how does your institution treat undocumented students? (i.e., international, in-state, out-of-state, etc.)
As a private institution, Grinnell does not consider residency for tuition purposes.
Does your institution offer institutional aid or any type of merit/talent scholarships to undocumented students?
Yes, Grinnell offers merit aid and also meets 100% of demonstrated need for admitted students. This demonstrated need is determined by Grinnell.
How would an undocumented student apply for need-based aid at your institution? Are they required to complete a CSS Profile or an institutional financial aid application?
Students must submit the CSS Profile.
Do you require that students submit a social security number on your admissions application? Can students use zeros to complete this requirement? (i.e., 000-00-0000)
Yes, students can use zeros.
Does your institution offer legal support to help students gain legal status by the time they graduate?
If there is a specific person in the admissions office who is knowledgeable about the issues pertaining to undocumented students and can serve as a resource for students, families and high school counselors, please list his/her information below:
Senior Associate Director of Admissions