Office of Admissions

Welcome to the Office of Admissions at Ancilla College!

Our Enrollment Process

We believe in YOU at Ancilla College.

Period. Simple.

We take on a personal investment in each of our students from start to finish in your experience here.  From helpful admission staff who will guide you through all the necessary steps to our expert faculty who are invested in helping our students attain their life and career goals.  We don’t talk about how we are committed to growing, challenging, and preparing our students for their next steps, we SHOW you through interactive classroom experiences, customized internships and externships, and so much more.  YOUR success is OUR priority.

Are you ready to go where YOU want to?  Take your next steps with us!

Our application process is simple.  See how to get started below:

Step 1: Complete the Application

Priority Application Deadlines:

  • Spring Semester of 2021 deadline is January 1, 2021; final application deadline is January 15, 2021.
  • Fall Semester of 2021 deadline is March 1, 2021; final application deadline is August 1, 2021.

Application Requirements:

  • Submit your application for admission: Application
  • Submit your high school transcripts (and college if attended)
  • Submit Standardized Testing: (Optional)
    • Accepted Tests: SAT or ACT
    • International Students are required to Submit TOEFL Testing Scores

Additional Requirements:

Nursing, Veterinary Nursing, and LPN to ASN applicants have additional requirements. You can find them here:

Requirements for Acceptance:

  • Must have a 2.0 GPA or higher

Your academic credentials are evaluated by our Admissions Team.  Please refer to the following links for the appropriate general admissions requirements:

If you need assistance with any part of this process, contact the Ancilla College Office of Admissions via email at or call (574) 936-8898 ext. 330.

Mailing Address:

Ancilla College
Enrollment Management Office
PO Box 1
Donaldson, IN 46513

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid by completeing the FAFSA

The FAFSA application is available online at Ancilla College’s school code is 001784.

FAFSA Opens on October 1st, 2020

Priority Deadline: March 1st

Final Deadline to be eligibile for every financial aid opportunity: April 15th

All students interested in receiving any type of financial assistance, including loans, athletic scholarships, and Indiana grants, must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

To be considered for an Indiana State Grant, and most other forms of state and federal financial aid, the FAFSA must be filed by midnight (CST) April 15th of the year prior to the academic year in which you plan to attend (e.g. April 15, 2021 for Fall 2021 semester).

If you have not filed a FAFSA please do so, even after the deadline, and contact us for information on what grants may still apply to you.

If you have questions or need help with the FAFSA, you can reach out to Financial Aid Department via email at or by phone at 574-936-8898 ext. 373.

Step 3: Pay your $100 enrollment deposit

Your enrollment deposit confirms your place in the incoming class and acts as your official acceptance to Ancilla.  You can conveniently pay online here.

We are so excited you’ve chosen Ancilla College!

Please note that enrollment deposits are fully refundable before May 1st, 2021.

Step 4: Complete the On Campus Housing Application & Deposit

Ancilla College is committed to providing all students with a comprehensive educational experience. There are numerous educational and social benefits for students living in the residence halls that may not be realized by those living off campus. With this understanding, Ancilla College requires all students admitted to the college to live in a college residence hall and carry a meal plan.

Students may be exempt from the requirement to live in the residence halls if they reside locally with a parent, legal guardian, dependent child, or spouse; or if they are 21 years of age on or before the start of the fall semester of their entering year. “Locally” is defined as within the counties of Marshall, Kosciusko, Fulton, Pulaski, Starke, St. Joseph or Elkhart.  To request an exception other than local, complete the attached form, accompanied by a written statement of parental consent, and email to: before August 1st of the fall semester or January 1st of the spring semester.

Learn more about On Campus Housing and complete the Housing Application here.

Step 5: Register for Classes

Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your educational goals and receive help in completing your  class schedules. Students who are unsure of their educational goals can receive help from advisors to determine a college concentration and career goal.

Students must see their academic advisor prior to registration each semester. Advisors will help students determine appropriate level courses and a schedule of days and times.

Send an email to to get started!

Step 6: Pay for Classes

Current tuition and fees are listed here. All semester balances must be paid in full prior to the first day of classes. Ancilla College does not offer payment plans. Financial aid students should verify their funding through the Financial Aid Office. Be sure to have your financial aid in order four weeks prior to the start of the semester to avoid a delay in funding.

Please contact us or just stop in and say hi – we are here to help!

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 574.936.8898 ext. 330



Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

P.O. Box 1, 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Call toll-free: 1.866.ANCILLA (866) 262-4552 or (574) 936-8898.


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