Students applying to Grove City College as freshman applicants can submit their application through Early Decision, Early Action or Regular Decision.
Students who are prepared to make a binding commitment to Grove City College as their first choice school should apply under the Early Decision program. A student should not apply for Early Decision unless the student fully expects to accept an offer of admissions from Grove City College. This program requires the submission of the application and all supporting documents by a postmark deadline of Nov. 15. Decisions will be mailed on Dec. 15. If the postmark deadline falls on a holiday or a Sunday, we will accept applications postmarked/submitted online on the following business day.
Students applying to Grove City College under the Early Decision program should not apply to any other institution through its Early Decision program. However, they are welcome to submit applications to other schools under Early Action or Regular Decision programs. A student who has applied Early Decision agrees, upon acceptance, to withdraw applications to all other institutions and submit no additional applications. For Financial Aid information, please refer to the College Financial Aid web page. A student should not apply for Early Decision unless the student fully expects to accept an admission offer from Grove City College. Those who do not qualify for admission at Early Decision may be considered again with the Regular Decision applicant group, unless the student is denied admission. Accepted students will make a non-refundable deposit of $250 on or before Jan. 15.
Students who plan to apply to multiple colleges but who want to be considered in advance for Grove City College merit scholarships and incentives should apply under the Early Action program, which is non-binding. Early Action requires the submission of the application postmarked by Dec. 1. Supporting documents should accompany the application. However, they may also be submitted shortly after the deadline. Decisions will be mailed on Jan. 15. Students who require a financial aid estimate should contact the Financial Aid Office at (724) 458-3300 during the application process. A student under the Early Action program may receive an acceptance, a denial or a deferral. Those students who are deferred will be considered for admission with the Regular Decision applicants and will be notified of their admissions status on March 15. Prospective students who are offered admission must submit a matriculation payment of $250 postmarked by May 1. The matriculation payment includes a $150 matriculation deposit, which may be refunded after graduation or upon voluntary withdrawal from the College after matriculation, and a non-refundable matriculation fee of $100.
For those students who are considering several colleges, and will not decide until hearing from all of them, or for students who are not prepared to make a commitment to Grove City at Early Decision, we recommend the Regular Decision program. Applicants seeking Regular Decision must submit the application and all supporting documents by a postmark deadline of Feb. 1 of the senior year; the admission decision will be mailed on March 15. If the postmark deadline falls on a holiday or a Sunday, we will accept applications postmarked /submitted online on the following business day. Accepted students should reply on or before May 1, and include a non-refundable payment of $250.00. Applications received after the deadline will be considered late, and if acceptable, will be placed on a waiting list.