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International Students

Grand View welcomes a growing number of international students each year from as many as 17 countries.

International students will be accepted to complete a four-year baccalaureate degree on a full-time basis which requires a student to take between 12 and 18 credit hours per semester.

Grand View must receive all of the items listed under "Application Process" before a student is considered for admission. The deadline for receipt of all materials to start the fall semester is June 1 and December 1 to start for the spring semester.

Please send all required materials to:

Grand View University Admissions Office
1200 Grandview Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50316

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

Toll-free in the United States: 800-444-6083

For information about majors and programs click HERE.

Application Process

Application Process

1. Completed Application for Admission.

2. Official certified high school (secondary school) transcripts. If college coursework has been completed, official college transcripts must be sent directly from the institution. All transcripts must be translated to English. or certified copies of high school and all previous college course work. All documents should be translated and certified in English. Students who have completed college level credit from an institution outside of the United States must have the credit evaluated by an institution such as WES or ECE

3. Official SAT or ACT scores are required for any student coming to Grand View with less than 24 college credit hours (includes all full-time freshmen). For SAT reporting purposes our code is 6251 and the website is  For ACT reporting purposes our code is 1316 and the website is

4. Official TOEFL examination with a minimum score of 550 on the paper exam or 77 on the internet-based test. You are not required to take the TOEFL exam if your native language is English. For TOEFL reporting purposes our code is 6251.

5. Demonstrate on the Official Certification of Finances (6k PDF) form that you have adequate financial resources to cover the estimated annual expense budget. This form will be given to the student by the international admissions counselor. Current bank statements must also be submitted along with the financial form.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

The total cost to attend Grand View University for the 2014-15 school year is $31,070. This amount includes tuition as a full-time student, fees, room and board.

Please review the International Student Budget for all costs associated with attending Grand View as an international student.

Grand View is unable to offer need-based aid to international students. International students may be awarded athletic or departmental scholarships based on selection by coaches or faculty.

International students meeting the academic criteria to be accepted to Grand View will receive a merit-based award centered on academic credentials achieved. Scholarships range from $2,500 to $10,000 per year. These scholarships are automatic upon acceptance - a student does not need to apply for the award.

The remaining cost after scholarships must be paid by the student before August 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester.

Next Steps

Next Steps

Students accepted to Grand View must make a first payment of $1,700 which covers a $100 enrollment deposit and $200 housing deposit with the remaining balance applied toward the first semester of tuition.

Transfer students coming to Grand View from another U.S. institution must complete the Transfer Release Form which will be emailed out by the international admisisons counselor.

Complete the housing contract for those students who will be living on Grand View's campus during the school year.

Receive the I-20 form from Grand View University and set an appointment with the U.S. Consulate to apply for an F-1 visa.

Student Spotlight

Quick Facts

Grand View University was founded in 1896 by Danish Lutheran immigrants. Grand View is a private, liberal arts institution.

There are approximately 40 majors for students to choose from. Class sizes are small with around 17 students per class on average.

Grand View is home to 2,300 students - 800 of which live on campus in the residence halls.

Des Moines is the capital city of the state of Iowa and is also the largest city in the state with an estimated population of 500,000 in the metro area.

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