Orthopaedic Regulatory and Clinical Affairs

The Graduate Program for Orthopaedic Regulatory and Clinical Affairs (ORCA) offers a one year certificate or master’s degree designed for working adults. Program faculty are leading industry professionals selected on the basis of their expertise and teaching ability.

Admissions Requirements

In order to be considered for enrollment in one of the graduate programs at Grace, you must fulfill certain admissions requirements. Below is a list of the requirements for the ORCA Graduate Program:

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  • Complete the ORCA Graduate Program Online Application

    Grace waives its $30 application fee to applicants who apply online. If you prefer, you may also complete the downloadable Admission Application and mail it with the application fee or fax the completed application and mail the application fee separately. More detailed instructions are found on the online application and downloadable application form.

    ORCA Graduate Program Application

  • Résumé

    Submit a copy of your résumé to deckerap@grace.edu.

  • Submit Official Transcripts

    Submit Official Transcript(s) from all undergraduate colleges or universities you have attended and from any graduate school where work was completed. The transcripts must come directly from the school and be directed to:

    The Center for Excellence in Orthopaedics at Grace College
    Attn: Allyn Decker
    200 Seminary Drive
    Winona Lake, IN 46590

  • Professional Reference

    Complete the top portion of the form and forward it to a qualified individual (not a relative) who knows you well. It will be returned by your reference person directly to the address above.

    ORCA Reference Form

Enrollment Deposit

Submit your Enrollment Deposit
A deposit of $250 is required of all graduate students accepting admission to Grace College. Once you are accepted into the program, we will send you an Admitted Student Reply Form on which you will accept or reject your offer of admission to this program. At that time, you are asked to submit your enrollment deposit to hold your spot in the program. That deposit will be applied to your tuition.

Computer Requirements for enrolled students:

  • Access to a PC or Mac capable of running Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or Mac equivalent
  • Internet access high speed 1.5 MBits or above
  • ORCA is iPad friendly. iPads are not required to complete the program, but many of our students have found them to be a helpful tool. We currently provide what can be a paperless experience to iPad users where all course documents and course presentations are pushed out to iPad users in a format that allows them to take notes right on the documents using an iPad app.


Email deckerap@grace.edu or call 855-267-6722.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid Checklist

  • Apply and be accepted for admission to Grace College.
  • The FAFSA must be completed and mailed to the government as soon as possible after January 1st. Grace's Federal School Code is 001800. March 1 is the priority deadline.
  • File the FAFSA form online (preferred for Indiana residents).
  • Documents or clarifying information requested by Grace College’s Office of Student Financial Aid Services must be submitted within 30 days by the student and/or parent. Notify the Student Financial Aid Office if you will be receiving any outside sources of financial aid.
  • Upon receiving the Student Aid Notification letter from Grace College, the student must carefully follow all the instructions that are listed.
  • Male citizens of the U.S. and male immigrant aliens 18 through 25 years old must be registered with the U.S. Selective Service System to be eligible for federal student loans and grants. Men can register at any post office or register online.

Additional information about student financial aid may be secured by contacting:

Grace College & Seminary
Office of Student Financial Aid Services
200 Seminary Drive
Winona Lake, IN 46590
Telephone: 1-800-54-GRACE


Email the Office of Student Financial Aid or call 800-544-7223, ext. 6162.