Admission

Make your deposit

If you’ve been accepted to Hanover, your next step is to deposit.

Choosing where to spend four years of your life is a big decision. At Hanover, you’re in charge of your path.

You will have the opportunity to explore different social and academic interests with total support from our community of fellow students, faculty, and staff. You can change your major as your passions evolve and still graduate within the traditional four-year period, ready for your career or graduate school. 

Given endless possibilities, you can chart your own path within our 34 majors or through our design-your-own option. And, when you take advantage of our internships, you’ll be ready for anything.

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The Value of Hanover

Hanover College is committed to helping our students and their families make their dream to attend Hanover a reality.

Apply

Once you’ve checked out our academic programs, gotten the feel of our campus community and you liked what you saw – it’s time to apply for admission! 

You can apply through our Portal or via the Common Application. We consider all application methods equally and give them the same consideration, so please choose the method that is most convenient for you.

Start your admission application as well as apply to any other programs or scholarships that Hanover currently offers. Have questions? Ask your admission counselor.

The Hanover Price Promise

Hanover College is committed to making college more affordable for students and their families. Beginning in the fall of 2022, new first-year students will have their tuition locked for four consecutive academic years. Learn more.

Application


Admission Deadlines

November 1

Early Decision (Binding Process)*

November 1

Early Action I

December 1

Early Action II

March 1

Regular Decision

Pell Promise available in all 50 states

Hanover College has extended the “Pell Promise” to all 50 U.S. states to increase accessibility for students with financial need. Learn more.

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Financial Aid

You can afford a Hanover degree.

Our financial aid program ensures that Hanover is affordable for everyone.

We give more than $20 million in financial aid every year.

99 percent of Hanover students receive some form of financial aid.

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The Hanover Four-Year Guarantee

Hanover College guarantees that students who maintain full-time, consecutive enrollment and good academic standing will graduate in four years, or Hanover will waive tuition until degree completion. Learn more.

Visiting Campus

Visiting our campus will be one of the most important steps in your college search! We have various in-person and virtual visit options, one-on-one chat opportunities with our counselors, and large-scale group events. Check out the options below as you plan your visit.

Have questions? Call us at (800) 213-2178

In-Person Visits

Ready to see the beauty of Hanover for yourself?

Each visit includes a walking tour of campus and a meeting with an admission counselor, but there are plenty of ways to customize your experience. For example, you may request to meet with a professor in your area of academic interest or chat with a coach. These visits are offered on weekdays throughout the year. An in-person tour and admission meeting should last two hours. You should allow for one hour per additional activity on your itinerary.

To ensure your visit meets all of your expectations, we ask that you schedule it at least one week in advance.

Virtual Visits

While there’s nothing better than being here for yourself, we still want to share the Hanover experience with you any way we can!

Join us online for one of our unique virtual admission group presentation sessions with a member of our Office of Admission staff. In these sessions, our staff will share more about the basics of Hanover, while taking your questions throughout the chat.

virtual visit presentation

One-on-One Counselor Chats

Are you ready to dig in and learn even more about Hanover?

No matter what point you’ve reached in the college search, this one-on-one option is a great opportunity to have your personal questions answered in an individual meeting with one of our admission counselors by phone or video chat. 

Find your counselor using the tool below and schedule a chat that fits into your personal schedule!

High School and College Fair Visits

We’re bringing Hanover to you, too!

Throughout the year, our admission counselors and alumni representatives travel throughout the Midwest, visiting high schools and attending college fairs to talk to prospective students about life at Hanover, our 30+ academic programs, the admission process, and more.


Explore Even More

Explore our campus map and take a closer look, heading inside some of our favorite spaces on campus with 360-degree photos that put you in our shoes!