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 the ORCA program at Grace, you must fulfill certain admissions requirements. Below is a list of the requirements for the programs.

  • A bachelor's degree is required.
  • GPA: Minimum 2.75 required.
  • Complete the application process.

Step 1: Apply Now

Apply to the Orthopaedic Regulatory and Clinical Affairs (ORCA) program below.

Step 2: Email Professional Reference

Email this Online Professional Reference Form link to a qualified individual (not a relative) who knows you well. Those applying should request a reference from a professional colleague or supervisor. Referrers will be required to enter their first name and last name on this form, so please supply the same information to them that you provided on your application form.

If you are unable to correspond with this person by email, you may also download a hard copy of the Reference Form below. Directions for returning this reference are on the bottom of the form.

Professional Reference Form

Step 3: 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

Step 4: Resume

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

Step 5: Tuition Deposit (After Admission)

Submit Your Tuition Deposit
A deposit of $250 is required of all ORCA students accepting admission to Grace College. This deposit will be applied to your tuition.

Applicant Name:



Email ORCA Admissions or call 877-607-0012.

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.

Financial Aid and 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 1. Grace's federal school code is 001800. June 30 is the 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. 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: 800-544-7223, ext. 6162


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