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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 liberal arts education characterized by the study of a number of academic disciplines, active participation in one's education with the faculty and a focus on 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

Admission Deadlines

Fall Term

  • November 1: Early Admission I (non-binding)
  • December 1: Early Admission II (non-binding)
  • March 1: Regular Decision

Winter/Spring Term

  • November 1: Regular Decision

Financial Assistance Deadlines

Deadline: April 15

Indiana students must file the FAFSA by April 15 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.

National Reply Deadline

In order to secure scholarship offers, or a spot in the incoming class, students must send in their 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.

1,140 students from 28 states and 29 countries. Thirty 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 33 degree programs. Students have until the second term of their sophomore year to choose a major area of study.

95% 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.

20 Varsity Sports (10 men, 10 women)

  • NCAA Division III
  • Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Financial Assistance

98% 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.