Admissions

Thank you for considering Grace College Akron!

At Grace, students find not only a quality education but also a vibrant spiritual community based on biblical principles and values.

Application Process

Step 1 – Complete Our Online Application

Step 2 – Send your High School or College transcript(s) to Grace

For high school transcripts, download the School Reference and Transcript Request Form. The School Reference and Transcript Request Form should be given to your guidance counselor or other appropriate official at your high school to complete. He or she will then mail it to us with your official transcripts. For college transcripts, please see your college’s individual instructions for requesting transcripts.

Download the School Reference and Transcript Request Form
School Reference and Transcript Request Form

Step 3 – Submit SAT, ACT, or CLT Scores

All first-year freshmen applicants must submit an official copy of their ACT, SAT, or CLT scores. An official copy of your scores may be obtained from your high school or by request from www.act.orgwww.sat.org, or www.cltexam.com. The Grace College code numbers are 1198 for the ACT and 1252 for the SAT.

Step 4 – Application Evaluation

Once your completed application, school reference, transcripts and official ACT, SAT or CLT scores (if applicable) have been received in our Admissions Office, your application for admission to Grace College Akron will be complete and will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee. (Grace College reserves the right to request additional information if needed.) The Admissions Committee will provide notification within two weeks regarding the status of your application.

Step 5 – Enrollment Deposit (upon acceptance)

Once admission is granted, a place in the class can be secured by submitting a $50 enrollment deposit. You can submit your deposit at the bottom of this page.


Tuition & Costs

Grace College Akron is here to help students manage their Student Accounts and provide information about tuition payments.

Student Accounts

Fall semester bills will be mailed to students’ home addresses in mid-July. Payment is due by the first week of August. Spring semester statements will be mailed in mid-December. Payment is due by the first week of January. Students will have a personal log-in to access their student account on the campus portal. After the first week (the drop/add period), the online account will reflect the current status. Email balances are sent to the student’s Grace email account each month. It is the student’s responsibility to keep current on the status of their account and forward this information to parents as needed.

Textbooks

Purchase on your own—Students may purchase their textbooks from any textbook retailer they choose (ex. Amazon, etextbooks.com, Barnes & Noble, etc.).

Deposit

tuition deposit ($50.00) is required to hold a student’s spot in the class. The tuition deposit automatically goes towards the student’s bill.

Tuition Expenses

The expenses to attend Grace College Akron are as follows:

  • $333 per credit hour

Payment Options

Grace offers two payment plans. One of the following plans must be chosen and implemented by August 2. Payment by the deadline is our indication of your planned attendance and secures your registration. In cases where arrangements have not been made, Grace assumes the student is not coming and removes them from classes.

  • Pay in Full: Pay all semester charges in full on or before the semester (by August 2 for the Fall Semester and by January 6 for the Spring Semester).
  • Payment PlanTuition Management Services (TMS) is a private organization established to offer a low-cost monthly payment system for paying education expenses. There is a non-refundable, $55 annual membership fee, but there are no other interest or finance charges. TMS is not a loan program, but if you need a monthly payment plan, then TMS is the way to go.This plan allows you to pay in up to 10 monthly payments beginning July 1. You establish a contract with TMS based on the amount you need to pay Grace for the academic year. TMS will divide the amount of your contract into equal monthly payments. Payment is due to TMS the first day of each month and then forwarded on to us at the end of each month. Only payments received monthly by TMS are forwarded on to us. We do not receive the money in advance of your payment. Contact TMS at 1-800-356-8329 or visit their website at www.afford.com/gracecollegets.

Overdue Balance and Service Charges

Any student account with a past-due balance will be subject to a monthly service charge of 1.5 percent (18 percent annually) on the past due amount. VISA, MasterCard and Discover are accepted. Students who carry a balance greater than $500.00 will not be permitted to register for the spring semester. Students who carry a balance greater than $200.00 will not be permitted to register for the fall or summer semesters.

Credit on Your Account

If your financial aid creates a credit on your account, you may request the credit from the Business Office at businessoffice@grace.edu. Credits are available the Wednesday of the third week of class.

Withdrawal and Refunds

Refund Policy

Tuition refunds for students withdrawing from the school will be based on the official date of action that is recorded by the Registrar’s Office. It is the student’s responsibility to submit the required paperwork in order to receive an accurate refund based on the schedule below.

Withdrawal Refund

Schedule (16-week term)
Week      Tuition
1*            100 percent
2              75 percent
3              50 percent
4              25 percent
5              0 percent

*Registration week is considered the first full week of school. The week a complete withdrawal is made is considered a full week. Individuals who withdraw within the first week will receive a full refund.

Responsibility of Payment

The student is personally responsible for payment of the student account. If the balance is not paid as agreed, withdrawal from Grace College Akron may result, and Grace College will retain a security interest in all transcripts, diplomas, letters of recommendation or grade reports. These will not be released until the debt is fully paid. If it becomes necessary to enforce payment, the account may be turned over to a collection agency, and the student will be held responsible for all collection costs.


Military Students

Active military and veterans can receive college credit and scholarship opportunities at Grace College.

Grace College is committed to helping military students and veterans reach their goals. Discover how our service can aid in advancing your education:

  • Yellow Ribbon Program Scholarship is offered to all student with 100% eligibility under the Post 9/11 GI Bill®
  • Free evaluation of military training and experience for college credit
  • Grace offers a dedicated Veteran’s Specialist to ease the transition from military service to Christ-centered higher education and provide expert assistance on benefit use.
  • Grace accepts all VA programs including 9/11 and Montgomery GI Bills, Vocational Rehabilitation and Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance
  • DoD Tuition Assistance (TA) Program available for qualified students

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Transfer Credits

If you would like a preliminary, “unofficial” evaluation of what credits will transfer to Grace, you mail email a copy of your transcript or class list to Grace College at admissions@grace.edu, and we will provide you with an initial analysis. This analysis will be modified or confirmed by the Registrar’s Office once you have committed to Grace College.

  • Transfer students to Grace College are those who have completed 15 credit hours or more from another institution following their graduation from high school.
  • The Admissions Office evaluates transcripts from other institutions for the purpose of granting credit for incoming students. Evaluation of transfer credits may be done in consultation with a department chair.
  • Coursework will typically be transferred based on course titles; however, students may be required to provide additional information including catalog descriptions and course syllabi.
  • Credit will be granted on the basis of Grace’s semester hour standard. Courses transferred from colleges and universities using the quarter system will be assigned credit hours using the following formula: one quarter hour equals two-thirds of a semester hour.
  • Transfer credit may be awarded only when the course grade is a “C-” or above and only when the completed courses are comparable to courses currently offered at Grace College.
  • Courses accepted as transfer credit will be applied toward degree requirements whenever possible. Courses transferred that do not satisfy degree requirements will be considered elective credit.

Questions about your application?

Email Grace College Akron or call us us at 330-422-3150.