Other Programs

At Grand View, we're more than just a university for undergraduate and graduate level students, we are here for students of all ages and levels of education. We offer programs that fit every person in every stage of their life.

Application/Registration Process

  1. Complete the application and fax a copy of your current teaching license to 515-263-2974, Attn. Admissions Department. For BTW students, the application is not necessary; contact the enrollment counselor at 515-263-6183 to register.
  2. Request official transcripts from all colleges you've attended to be sent directly to Grand View University, Attn. Admissions Department.
  3. Once you have been admitted to Grand View, your enrollment counselor will contact you and register you for your courses.
High School Students

Grand View offers a variety of opportunities for high school students, transfer students, and more. We accept several kinds of college-level credit as transfer credit.

Advanced Placement
Entering students who have participated in Advanced Placement Programs of the College Entrance Examinations Board while in high school may receive college credit if they attain scores of three or better on the Advanced Placement Test.

CLEP and DSST
Grand View participates in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST). CLEP and DSST subject examinations may be scheduled and taken through the Academic and Career Center at Grand View or the Center for Graduate, Adult and Online Learning.

For more information, contact the Associate Director of Student Success: Academic Support and Disability Services, Joy Brandt at jbrandt @ grandview.edu or 515-263-2971.

International Baccalaureate
With departmental approval, Grand View awards credit in some cases for successfully completed International Baccalaureate exams.

Professional Development

At Grand View, we care about your professional journey and life after college. Stay up to date with the following resources available to you at no cost.

Kuder® Journey Assessment
Raise your expectations with this electronic portfolio where you can set goals, track achievements and share information electronically to help you with career planning. Get Started Now

Preparing for Graduate School
The decision-making and planning needed for attending graduate school, choosing the right university and program, and the application process all require serious consideration and preparation. Learn More

Are You Over 65?

We offer classes for people of all ages and classes are divided into two categories: degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking. 

Degree-Seeking Students
Degree-seeking students over 65 follow the same policies and processes as any other degree-seeking student including payment of all regular tuition and fees. You are required to meet admission requirements, apply for Federal and State financial aid, and meet with an advisor to register after you have been admitted. Learn More

Non Degree-Seeking Students
Students over 65 who are non degree-seeking are eligible to register for undergraduate classes at a discounted rate, equal to the fee assessed for audited courses if you plan to earn credit for the course. To audit the course (attend the course without earning credit for it), you must declare at the time you register that you do not wish to take the course(s) for credit, and you may attend at no charge. This standing cannot be changed at a later time. To receive this benefit, you must submit proof of age and a completed request form at the Registrar’s Office. Learn More

  • Registration will begin for non degree-seeking students one week prior to the start of the class and will be completed only if there is an available seat in the class.
  • Only 20 credits earned while a non degree-seeking student may be applied toward a Grand View University degree.
  • Completion of coursework as a non degree-seeking student does not guarantee admission to a Grand View University degree program.
Learn About Our Honors Program