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Undergraduate Admissions

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Programs For Every Passion

With 31 different undergraduate majors to choose from, you’ll have plenty of options to discover the one that’s right for you. From Accounting to Theatre or Biology to Nursing, Graceland University offers both Bachelors of Arts and Bachelors of Science programs at two different locations and even online. Not sure what you want to study yet? Don’t worry, you have time to explore a variety of different classes to find the perfect fit. Take this quick quiz and see which of Graceland’s majors could be perfect for you!

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Admissions Requirements

  • Lamoni Campus — Traditional Students

    To be considered for acceptance to Graceland, all applicants must be a high school graduate or have a GED high school equivalency certificate/diploma and qualify in the following criteria:

    • rank in the upper 50 percent of your high school class;
    • have a 2.50 grade point average or above based on a 4.00 system.

    Applicants who do not meet this criteria may be considered individually. Please review the Alternative Procedure for Acceptance for more information. If accepted, they may be required to take developmental courses.

    All students will need to submit an online application.

    GED students will need to submit:

    • an online application;
    • all GED tests;
    • official GED paperwork.

    ACT/SAT Requirement:

    Effective November 14, 2020, ACT & SAT test scores are permanently optional for undergraduate Admissions. Please contact your Admissions Counselor with any questions.

    A placement test will be required to determine proper placement in English and math if ACT or SAT scores are not submitted.

  • Lamoni Campus — Home School Students

    Graceland is happy to welcome applications from homeschooled students. We know that homeschoolers make important contributions both in the classroom and as part of student life and we make a deliberate effort to accommodate the special circumstances of homeschooled students during the admissions process.

    To maintain a universal standard of achievement among applicants, while also allowing flexibility, Graceland requires two of the following three criteria:

    • a portfolio demonstrating the breadth and depth of learning by the applicant. The portfolio may express the unique learning of the homeschooler during the years of high school or the last four years of learning. Admissions will assess the quality of the portfolio to determine whether it reflects sufficient preparation for success during college;
    • a homeschool transcript prepared by the teachers/parents, an independent or supervising teacher, or an organization with whom the student is registered or affiliated;
      the cumulative grade point average must be 2.50 or above based on a 4.00 system.

    A further description of the portfolio and transcript is available from the Admissions Office.

    Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be considered individually. If accepted, they may be required to take developmental courses as specified in policies for admission of high school students.

    A homeschooled student who has 24 or more college credits will need to comply with Graceland’s transfer student policies. Placement tests may be required.

  • Independence Campus — Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • 61 hours of required college courses — general education and prerequisite courses;
    • Prerequisite course & GPA requirements;
      • GPA of 2.5 (January) or 2.75 (June) either cumulative or prerequisite
      • a grade of C or above in all prerequisite courses
      • grades of retaken courses will replace the original grade for GPA calculations. However, multiple low grades or withdrawals will also be taken into consideration
    • If you are currently in or have previously attended a nursing program, you will need a letter from that school stating you are currently in good standing or eligible to return to that program. 
      • We do not accept students who have failed out of a nursing program and are not eligible to return.

    Find out more.

  • Independence Campus — Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Program

    To be accepted to Graceland University as a transfer student, you must have:

    • attended college full-time for at least two semesters;
    • and/or accumulated 24 semester hours or more of credit with a 2.0 GPA or higher.

    In addition to being accepted into Graceland University, being accepted into the Teacher Education Program has additional requirements. Please contact your admissions representative or visit the Independence Elementary Education program page for more details.

  • Online Programs - Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

    In order to be considered for acceptance to Graceland’s online business programs, an applicant must:
    <ul>
    <li>submit an application form;</li>
    <li>be a high school graduate or have a GED high school equivalency; certificate/diploma; qualify in two of the following three criteria:
    <ul>
    <li>Rank in the upper 50% of the class;</li>
    <li>Have a grade point average of 2.50 or above based on a 4.00 system;</li>
    <li>Have either a minimum composite ACT score of 21 or a minimum combined SAT score of 960.</li>
    </ul>
    </li>
    </ul>
    <strong>** Applicants who do not meet the above criteria can submit a letter along with their application materials describing how they can be successful at Graceland University. Please share relevant career experience and other qualifications that will enable future success as a Graceland student.</strong>

  • Online Programs - Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership

    In order to be considered for acceptance to Graceland’s Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership program, an applicant must:

    • submit an application form;
    • be a high school graduate or have a GED high school equivalency; certificate/diploma; qualify in two of the
    • following three criteria:
      • Rank in the upper 50% of the class;
      • Have a grade point average of 2.50 or above based on a 4.00 system;
      • Have either a minimum composite ACT score of 21 or a minimum combined SAT score of 960.

    ** Applicants who do not meet the above criteria can submit a letter along with their application materials describing how they can be successful at Graceland University. Please share relevant career experience and other qualifications that will enable future success as a Graceland student.

  • Online - Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration & Organizational Leadership Dual Major Program

    In order to be considered for acceptance to Graceland’s Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration & Organizational Online Dual Major program, an applicant must:

    • submit an application form;
    • be a high school graduate or have a GED high school equivalency; certificate/diploma; qualify in two of the following three criteria:
      • Rank in the upper 50% of the class;
      • Have a grade point average of 2.50 or above based on a 4.00 system;
      • Have either a minimum composite ACT score of 21 or a minimum combined SAT score of 960.

    ** Applicants who do not meet the above criteria can submit a letter along with their application materials describing how they can be successful at Graceland University. Please share relevant career experience and other qualifications that will enable future success as a Graceland student.

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Tuition and Fees

An education from Graceland is one of the greatest investments you can make but we understand that cost is often a concern. See our undergraduate tuition costs, room and board and other student fees and use our tuition calculator to get an estimate of what your cost will be.

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Scholarship and Financial Aid

We’re invested in making college as affordable as possible for our students and offer scholarships, grants and financial aid to 99% of our incoming freshman on the Lamoni campus.

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Three Campuses with 31 Undergraduate Programs

Graceland University offers undergraduate programs online, at our main residential campus in Lamoni, Iowa and Nursing and Education programs on our commuter campus in Independence, Missouri.

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