High School / Guidance Counselors

You are an extremely important link between your students and colleges. In order to help make your jobs a little easier (yes, we know, a mere drop in the bucket), we've created this page in order to provide you with Hanover information and information you and your students might need during the admission process.

Secondary School Report

This form is handled with great care to ensure confidentiality. We value your comments and ask you to complete this recommendation in the knowledge that it will be used in the admission process and becomes part of the student's record while attending Hanover College. Since its founding in 1827, Hanover College has emphasized a classic liberal arts education characterized by the study of a number of academic disciplines, active participation in one's education with the faculty and a good deal of reading and writing. As you write this recommendation, please give us an assessment of this student's academic ability and his/her personal character.

Secondary School Report (PDF)

Important Dates

Early Admission (non-binding): Candidates whose applications are complete by December 1 will be mailed the college's admission decision on December 20. (Some applicants may be deferred to the Regular Admission period in order for the college to receive additional information.)

Regular Decision: After the Early Admission period, the college will begin reviewing completed applications and mailing admission decisions on a rolling basis after January 15. The Regular Decision period will continue until April 1. After April 1, applications will be considered on a "space available" basis only.

Financial Assistance Deadlines

Deadline – March 10th
Indiana students must file the FAFSA by March 10th to qualify for Indiana state grants.

Hanover College School Code: 001801

After filing the FAFSA you will receive a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR). This will list all the information you submitted on the FAFSA. Check it carefully for mistakes or necessary corrections.

Award letters will be mailed weekly beginning on or near the first week of March.

National Reply Deadline

In order to secure scholarship offers, or a spot in the incoming freshmen class, students must send in their $250 housing deposit by May 1.



Hanover is just outside historic Madison, Indiana, on 650 acres overlooking the Ohio River. Our campus is just 45 miles from Louisville, 70 miles from Cincinnati, 95 miles from Indianapolis, 100 miles from Lexington, 180 miles from Columbus, Ohio and 220 miles from Nashville.


1,123 men and women from 36 states and 18 countries. Forty-two percent of Hanover students finished in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class.


In addition to the liberal arts curriculum each student receives, Hanover offers 31 degree programs. Students have until the second term of their sophomore year to choose a major area of study.

Student/Professor ratio: 12:1

Average class size: 15


98% hold a doctorate or terminal degree. One-third of our faculty members live on campus, providing students with extensive opportunities to forge meaningful connections and relationships with their professors.


• 17 Varsity Sports (9 men, 8 women)
• NCAA Division III
• Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Financial Assistance

96% of Hanover students receive financial assistance through scholarships, loans, grants and campus employment. U.S. News & World Report ranks Hanover College at #35 in their "Great Schools Great Price" report.