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Application Requirements & Procedures

Note: If you are a future undergraduate student and are not currently on Grand View's admissions website,(www.admissions.grandview.edu ) please access that site, where you'll find all the information you need and will also be able to track the progress of your personal application.

Submitting your completed application for admission to Grand View is easy. You can apply online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Adult learners (evening and weekend students), please go HERE. Admission requirements and processes are described below.  Please review the section that applies to you. You'll find the link to the appropriate online application in each section. (If you need a paper application, please contact Admissions.)

Admissions Office
515-263-2810 or
800-444-6083 ext. 2810
FAX: 515-263-2974
E-mail: Admissions

*International Students: Read the International Admissions Process below before applying.
 

 

Freshman Application

ONLINE APPLICATION

Grand View has a personalized admission and enrollment policy. Consideration may be given to: class rank and test scores; quality of high school curriculum completed; co-curricular achievement; and maturity and seriousness of purpose as displayed through church, community, school, work, and family activities.

Students planning to attend Grand View University are encouraged to pursue a college-preparatory course of study in high school. It is recommended that students complete:

  • Four years of English
  • Three years of math
  • Three years of science
  • Three years of social science
  • Two years of foreign language

Admission to a particular program or major may be governed by different standards. If requirements do differ, they are listed in the section of the catalog where that program is described. Admission to Grand View is granted on a rolling basis.

If you are a first-time freshman student:

  1. Complete an application for admission. Applications can be completed online.
  2. Request that official high school transcripts be sent to the Admissions Office. An official General Education Development (G.E.D.) Certificate may be used in the absence of a high school diploma.
  3. Submit ACT or SAT scores. At the time of the test, students should request that a record of their scores be sent to Grand View. Our ACT code is 1316; our SAT code is 6251. Click HERE for ACT information and click HERE for SAT information.

Homeschooled Students:
If homeschooled in Iowa, please submit the most recent copy of Form A, Competent Private Instruction Report, from the parent, the local public school district, or the AEA.

If homeschooled outside the state of Iowa, please contact the Admissions Office for additional information.

Transfer Application

ONLINE APPLICATION

Grand View has a personalized admission and enrollment policy. Consideration may be given to: class rank and test scores; quality of high school curriculum completed; co-curricular achievement; and maturity and seriousness of purpose as displayed through church, community, school, work, and family activities.

Admission to a particular program or major may be governed by different standards. If requirements do differ, they are listed in the section of the catalog where that program is described. Admission to Grand View is granted on a rolling basis.

  1. Complete an application for admission.  Applications can be completed online.
  2. Request that official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended be sent to the Admissions Office. Transcripts must be sent regardless of whether credit was earned. Failure to submit all previous transcripts will be considered sufficient cause for denial or cancellation of admission. If you have served in the military, request your military transcripts. Click HERE for our transcript request form.
  3. Students who have completed fewer than 24 semester hours of college coursework before applying to Grand View must provide an official high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores.
  4. Students who have NOT completed an associates degree or higher from an accredited college or university must provide an official high school transcript.

Click HERE to be taken to the academics section to learn about program requirements.

International Application

ONLINE APPLICATION

Grand View must receive all of the following items before a student is considered for admission. The deadline for receipt of all application materials for fall enrollment is June 1 and for spring enrollment is October 1.

  • Completed Application for Admission.
  • Official transcripts or certified copies of high school and all previous college course work. All documents should be translated and certified in English. If you have completed fewer than 24 semester hours of college course work before applying to Grand View, you MUST provide an official high school transcript, with class rank, cumulative GPA and ACT or SAT scores. Click HERE for a transcript request form.
  • If you wish to receive college transfer credit from institutions outside the United States, you must have transcripts sent to a transcript evaluation agency within the United States. The evaluation must be course-by-course and will range in cost from $100 to $130. Please contact the agency website at www.wes.org, or a list of acceptable agencies can be found at www.edupass.org. Click HERE for our transcript request form.
  • Official SAT or ACT scores are required from all first-time freshmen. At the time of the test, you should request that a record of your scores be sent to Grand View. For SAT reporting purposes our code is 6251.  Our ACT code is 1316. Click HERE for ACT information and click HERE for SAT information.
  • Official TOEFL examination with a minimum score of 550 on the paper test or 77 on the Internet-based test. If your native language is English, you are not required to have a TOEFL test. For TOEFL reporting purposes our code is 6251.
  • Demonstrate on the Official Certification of Finances (6k PDF) form that you have adequate financial resources to cover the estimated annual expense budget of $33,934 for each year of attendance. Please refer to the International Student Budget Information (6k PDF) for a detailed explanation of costs you need to anticipate. Submit current bank statements substantiating the claims of financial responsibility made by you, your family and/or sponsor. If expenses are to be paid by a form of scholarship, full documentation from the sponsoring agency must also accompany the Official Certification of Finances.
  • If you are transferring from a U.S. college or university, you will need to submit a copy of your current I-20 and the Transfer Release Form (6k PDF).

Grand View must receive all of these items before a student is considered for admission.

We currently do not offer need-based aid to international students. Grand View does offer a merit-based grant to international students. Based on your academic credentials, we can provide a grant or scholarship from $2,000 to $8,500.  These awards will be granted after a student has been accepted for admission. There are some additional departmental and athletic scholarships available. However, those are subject to department chair and coaches recommendation.

Once you have been accepted, you will be required to pay a deposit of $1,700. $100 of this deposit will be held as an enrollment deposit and $200 will be held as a housing deposit, while the remaining $1,400 will be applied to your first semester’s charges. Grand View University will issue the I-20 only to admitted students who have paid their deposit. The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement requires a $200 Student Exchange Visitor Processing Fee and an I-901 form from all students who receive an I-20. Admitted students who have made the deposit of $1,700 will receive information on this fee and the I-901 form when the I-20 is issued. The fee must be paid before applying for a visa. For more information, please refer to information about the I-901 information form at: http://www.Ice.gov/sevis/i901/faq.htm.

Use the International Student Enrollment Checklist (16k PDF) to complete each step of the application and admission process.

For more information relevant to international students visit International Students Concerns (7k PDF).

For information about majors and programs click HERE.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Kaitlin Dallman
Admissions Counselor
515-263-6072 or toll-free in the United States: 800-444-6083
E-mail: kdallman@grandview.edu

Readmission

ONLINE APPLICATION

Students who have not attended Grand View for two or more consecutive semesters (not including summer) must reapply for admission through the Office of Admissions by completing the online Application for Admission.

Students who have attended another institution since leaving Grand View are required to submit current official transcripts from those institutions attended.

Suspended Students
Students who are returning to Grand View University after an academic suspension must complete the following additional requirements to be considered for readmission:

  1. Cease course work at Grand View for a minimum of one fall or spring semester.
  2. Complete college courses from an accredited institution of higher education other than Grand View.  Must be able to demonstrate ability to be successful in college level course work.
  3. Apply for readmission to Grand View University.  An Application for Readmission may be obtained from the Office of Admissions or online.  Submit current official transcripts from all institutions attended since leaving Grand View regardless of whether credit was earned.
  4. Students must petition the Academic Advising and Progression Committee showing evidence of substantial improvement in their ability to perform college level work.  Submit a Petition for Readmission for a Suspended Student form to the Office of Admissions.  Forms may be obtained from the Office of Admissions or online.

Click HERE for the readmission petition.
Click HERE for the transfer of credit policy.
Click HERE for a transcript request form.

Deployed Veterans
A student who is called to active duty in the United States Armed Forces or the National Guard or Reserve for a period of more than 30 days is entitled to re-enroll at Grand View University providing the student meets the following requirements:

  • The cumulative length of the student’s absence from Grand View because of service on active duty does not exceed five years.
  • The student notifies Grand View upon completion of service that he or she intends to re-enroll at the University; and the student has not been discharged from the Armed Forces with a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge.

The following policies and procedures are provided in order to minimize disruptions or inconveniences for students fulfilling their military responsibilities.

  1. If called to active duty, a student should contact the VA Certifying Official in the Registar’s Office to complete a withdrawal form unless the student cannot provide notice because the mission is classified.  Verification of military deployment should be submitted with the completed withdrawal form.
  2. If the student is called to active military service before the mid-point of a term, the University will withdraw them from all courses and refund their tuition.
  3. If the student is called to active military service at the mid-point of the term or later, the student may remain enrolled in their courses and will be assigned an I grade (Incomplete) for each course in which they are enrolled.  In such a case, no adjustment of tuition charges will occur.  Students have until the end of the next academic term following their release from military service to complete the course.  Failure to do so will result in the I grade becoming an F grade.
  4. A student receiving Veteran’s Benefits should notify the VA Certifying Official in order to complete required documents.
  5. Grand View University scholarship awards will be preserved for students holding such awards when called to active duty.
  6. During the first academic year of their return, the veteran will be assessed the same tuition and fee charges as were in effect during the academic year he/she left the program (Veterans or other service member education benefits may be taken in to account.) or up to the amount of tuition and fee charges that other students in the program are assessed for that academic year, if veteran’s education benefits, as defined in section 480(c) of the HEA, or other service member education benefits, will pay the amount in excess of the tuition and fee charges assessed for the current academic year in which the student left Grand View.

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