Home-Schooled Students

At Grace College, we place a high value on students who have been educated at home.

One of every five students at Grace College has been home-schooled.

Grace College also offers home-schooled juniors and seniors the opportunity to take college classes on campus for credit at a reduced rate through the college's Jump Start Program.

Important Dates

  • October 1

    First day the FAFSA can be submitted for the following school year.

  • December 1

    Early action admission (due for those participating in the invitation-only Presidential Scholarship Competition). Notification will arrive two weeks after completing the application.

  • February 17-18

    Invitation-only competition: Grace College awards over 68 scholarships to participants based on academic merit, writing and interviews. These scholarships are worth between $4,000 and $100,000 ($1,000 to $25,000 per year), and they are renewable over four years.

  • March 1

    Preferential deadline for admission application (postmark or electronic submission). Grace Admissions will notify applicant of admissions status within two weeks of the application's completion.

  • April 15

    FAFSA deadline for residents of Indiana.

  • May 1

    National enrollment reply date for accepting admissions offer ($200 enrollment deposit due).

  • August 20-22

    Welcome Weekend, and classes begin.

Application Steps

Grace waives its $30 application fee to applicants who apply online.

Complete Our Online Application

Or download the application, complete it and mail it with the application fee, or fax (574-372-5120) the completed application and mail the application fee separately.

Undergraduate Freshman Application

Submit Transcripts and SAT, ACT, or CLT Scores

Please use the Home School Transcript Form to notate your classes and GPA. Your parent or supervisor will need to fill the form out before sending it back to Grace College Admissions. All first-year freshmen applicants must also submit an official copy of either ACT, SAT, or CLT scores. An official copy of your scores may be obtained by request from www.act.orgwww.sat.org, or www.cltexam.com. The Grace College code numbers are 1198 for the ACT and 1252 for the SAT.

Home School Transcript Form

Application Evaluation

Once your completed application, school reference, transcripts, and official ACT, SAT, or CLT scores have been received in our Admissions Office, your application for admission to Grace College will be complete and will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee. (Grace College reserves the right to request additional information if needed.) The Admissions Committee will provide notification within two weeks regarding the status of your application.

Wait List

Applicants receive one of four decision letters: admit, deny, defer (for additional information) or wait list. Students on the wait list will be considered for admission at a later date if places in the class become available.

Enrollment Deposit

Once admission is granted, a place in the class can be secured by submitting a $200 enrollment deposit by the May 1 reply date. (Housing assignments are prioritized by date received.) Include the Admitted Student Reply Form with your deposit.

Admitted Student Reply Form


Email Admissions or call 866-974-7223.