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demonstrate the ability to be successful in
graduate school. They must speak to the
reasons they were suspended and how they
have rectified their situation at the time of
Class Attendance
Regular attendance at classes is expected of
all students.  There is no system of allowed
absences or class cuts.  Special attendance
regulations are the responsibility of each
faculty member, who will announce the
policy to the students at the beginning of
each course.
Students incurring absences due to
participation in off-campus experiences and
trips approved by the Provost and Vice
President for Academic Affairs or Director
of Graduate Studies have the responsibility
of clearing such absences with faculty
whose classes they will miss and arranging
for any make-up work prior to being
absent.  Because approved trips are
considered to be supportive of the total
University program, faculty are strongly
encouraged to allow students to make up
work that has been missed.  Final
permission to make up work because of
absence for ANY reason rests with the
individual faculty member.
Even though the attendance policy is up to
the discretion of each faculty member, non-
attendance is monitored in the classroom as
required by federal regulation (34 CFR
Students are responsible for submitting the
Change in Registration form to drop any
class they are not attending.  If students
never attend a particular course, they are
administratively dropped from the course
after the first week of the semester or session. 
The Registrar's Office notifies students in
writing when such action is taken.
Student Complaints
A student complaint is limited:  1) to a
dispute or difference regarding the
interpretation or application of established
Grand View policies or procedures OR 2) to
addressing an issue for which the University
does not have an established policy or
procedure.  A student complaint must be in
writing and must set forth all of the relevant
facts upon which it is based, the policy or
procedure involved, and the relief sought.  A
student complaint must be submitted to the
appropriate member of the President's
Council (vice president or his/her designee).
Student Grievances
Procedures to appeal or reexamine a
previously made decision have been
established by several administrative units of
the University.  Formal grievance procedures
To appeal a final course grade or
instructor's final academic disciplinary
action (Director of Graduate Studies).
Graduate students who wish to appeal a final
course grade or other final academic
disciplinary action of an instructor must
complete and file an Academic Appeal form
to the Director of Graduate Studies within 14
calendar days after the end of the academic
term in which the issue of disagreement
To appeal decisions regarding admission,
progression or graduation in the graduate
program (Director of Graduate Studies).
Graduate students who wish to appeal a
previously made decision must submit a
Letter of Intent to File a Grievance to the
Director of Graduate Studies within 14 days
after the incident.  The student must
subsequently complete a Statement of
Grievance within 48 hours after the Letter of
Intent is received in the Director’s office.
To appeal a parking ticket (Office of the Vice
President for Student Affairs).  Students who
wish to appeal a parking ticket must
complete and submit a Parking Appeal Form
to the Office of Student Life within 10 days
after receiving a citation.
Academic Honesty
Grand View is dedicated to the
development of the whole person and is
committed to truth, excellence, and ethical
values.  Personal integrity and academic
honesty in all aspects of the University
experience are the responsibility of each
faculty member, staff member, and student.
A student has an obligation to do work that
is his or her own and reflects his or her
learning and quest for academic
knowledge.  Dishonesty and cheating are
not acceptable behaviors.  Examples
include helping others during exams,
writing papers for others, falsifying
data/records, copying other students’ work,
not citing works, taking work directly from
the Internet or any printed source and
claiming it as one’s own, and
downloading/purchasing papers online. 
Students who cheat could risk severe
penalties, which may include failure of the
assignment, failure of the course, or
expulsion from the University.
Grand View University intends to adhere to
the rules and regulations, course offerings,
and financial charges as announced in this
catalog.  The University, nevertheless,
reserves the right to withdraw any subject,
to change its rules affecting the admissions
and retention of students or the granting of
credit degrees, or to alter its fees and other
charges, whenever such changes are
desirable or necessary.
While all efforts are made to ensure the
completeness and accuracy of this catalog,
the regulations and policies of the
University are not changed by
typographical or other errors.  While a
student’s academic advisor is responsible
for giving academic advice, each student is
ultimately responsible for ensuring that all
graduation requirements for the student’s
particular program are fulfilled.
Students must complete the graduation
requirements listed in the Grand View
catalog in effect at the time of initial
registration.  These requirements are in effect
unless the students have been out of Grand
View for over four years.  Then the
requirements for graduation become those in
effect at the time of re-entry into the
Petitioning for Graduation
Students must submit a petition for
graduation through their academic advisor 
to the Director of Graduate Studies Office
no later than February 1 before their
intended graduation date.  This is not an
automatic process; one must petition for
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