Admissions Requirements

ACT/SAT Requirement:

Because of COVID-19's impact on testing sites, ACT/SAT test scores will be considered optional through fall 2021 undergraduate Admissions. Please contact your Admissions Counselor with any questions.

Lamoni Campus

Traditional Students

To be considered for acceptance to Graceland, an applicant must be a high school graduate or have a GED high school equivalency certificate/diploma and qualify in two of the following three criteria:

  • Rank in upper 50 percent of your high school class.
  • Have a 2.50 grade point average or above based on a 4.00 system.
  • Have either a minimum composite ACT score of 21 or a minimum combined SAT I score of 1060.

GED students, please submit 2 letters of recommendation along with official GED paperwork.

For athletic eligibility, the test results must come from official test centers on the national testing dates.

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

Applicants who do not meet 2 out of the 3 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.

Submit the following items

  • An online application
  • An official high school transcript with ACT or SAT scores
  • Students completing GED exams, all GED tests

ACT prep for college bound students
SAT prep guide

Home School Students

Refer to the requirements listed in the catalog.

Non-Traditional/Transfer Students

Non-Traditional Students, all applicants who have been out of high school for one or more years and have completed 23 or less college credit course. For acceptance guidelines, please refer back to traditional student guidelines. When applying, please complete transfer application.

Transfer students, to be considered for admissions an applicant has to have attended college full-time for at least two semesters and/or has accumulated 24 semester hours or more of credit with a 2.0 GPA or higher.

Submit the following items

  • An online application
  • Official high school transcripts (if college work totals less than 24 semester hours)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended
International Students

Applicants from countries outside the United States are considered by the Admissions Office on an individual basis.

In order to be considered for acceptance to Graceland, an applicant most provide the following official documents containing the listed information:

  1. Show academic proficiency. Have a grade point average of 2.50 or above based on a 4.00 system.
  2. Competency in the English language. A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based) is required for applicants whose primary language is not English.
  3. Rank in upper 50 percent of the class.
  4. Have either a minimum composite ACT score of 21 or a minimum combined SAT score of 1060.
  5. Show Financial Support. If applying for financial aid, an International Financial Aid Application is required. Advising and support services are provided by the Intercultural Office and the academic advisor. All forms are available through the Admissions Office or online.

Read more about the admissions process for international students.