Becoming a student at Ancilla is based on a simple admissions process. Your academic credentials are evaluated by our staff and admission is granted based on the criteria listed below.
To be admitted to Ancilla College, you must:
1. You must complete an application
Ancilla College applicants may apply online or request a paper application and are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The application can be filled out online here or by requesting one from the college:
Enrollment Management Office
PO Box 1
Donaldson, IN 46513
If you need assistance with any part of this process, see the Office of Admissions, or call (574) 936-8898 ext. 330.
2. Apply for Financial Aid
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). The application is available online at www.fafsa.gov. Ancilla College’s school code is 001784. To be considered for an Indiana State Grant, and most other forms of state and federal financial aid, the FAFSA must be filed by March 10 prior to the academic year in which you plan to attend.
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.
3. Take a Placement Test
The purpose of a placement test is to determine a student’s entry level in reading, writing and math. The tests are given in the Center for Student Achievement. The test assesses your basic academic skills in reading, writing, math, and computer literacy. Placement tests are important. Based on your educational goals, an adviser will use the results of this test to help place you in the appropriate student success or college level courses.
Students will receive a copy of their test results and students’ advisors will discuss the results with them as well as assist them in selecting classes based on their placement. Students who have taken the SAT or ACT exams may request those scores be used for course placement. Free guides to placement testing can be found here.
4. Meet with an Advisor
Students will discuss their educational goals with their advisors and receive help in completing their class schedules. Students who are unsure of their educational goals can receive help from advisors to determine a college concentration and career goal.
5. Register for Classes
Students must see their advisor prior to registration each semester. Advisors will help students determine appropriate level courses and a schedule of days and times. Registration forms are processed in the Office of the Registrar.
6. Pay for classes
Current tuition and fees are listed here. Payment in full, or in a payment plan, is required at registration. 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.
7. Purchase your textbooks and learning materials
The Ancilla College Bookstore carries new and used books and computer accessories. (There are also option to rent textbooks and purchase access to eBooks for some courses.)
High School Graduates:
First time freshman – a student who is a high school graduate, home school graduate or GED recipient with less than 12 attempted college credit hours.
Transfer student – a student with 12 or more attempted college credit hours (excluding developmental).
Nursing Students – In addition to the steps stated above, formal admission to the Nursing Program requires a separate application and placement testing process. The Division of Nursing may be contacted at Ancilla College.
Guest students are students taking classes at Ancilla while attending another college of university.
NOTE: Guest students are not eligible for financial aid through Ancilla.
Returning to Ancilla
Returning student – a student who returns to Ancilla after a minimum of one semester of non-attendance (not including summer).
NOTE: A student whose enrollment has been interrupted by three years or more will be readmitted under the current course catalog
International students are welcome at Ancilla College. Students from outside the United States can attend Ancilla with a few added requirements.
NOTE: No action on the formal application for admission will be taken until all required application materials are received
Current High School Students
Early Bird Students – an above-average high school student interested in taking college level classes while finishing high school requirements.
NOTE: Early Bird students receive a discount off regular tuition prices and are not eligible for financial aid.
All students planning to enroll at Ancilla are encouraged to attend one of the ‘new student orientation’ sessions. Orientation is designed to assist a student in the transition from high school, college, work, or home to student life at Ancilla College. At orientation, the student will learn more about the College including his/her academic area of interest, as well as register for classes.