Your Guide to Registering

Every Grand View University student is assigned an academic advisor to assist with educational planning and registration. You will need to be authorized to register by your advisor. This may require a meeting with your academic advisor or it may happen automatically.

Register for Classes

Priority for student registration is based on credits earned, plus credits in-progress.

Students who will be seniors in the next semester (current earned credits plus current in-progress credits totaling 90 or greater) and graduate students register during the first week. Juniors (current earned credits plus current in-progress credits totaling 60 to 89) register during the second week. Sophomore and first year students (current earned credits plus current in-progress credits totaling fewer than 60 credits) register during the third week.

GV Complete

GV Complete is a personalized whole degree-planning program that allows students to see a clear path to graduation – both academically and financially. This innovative program is designed to make a Grand View degree more affordable and predictable, as well as reduce student debt, encourage four-year graduation, and improve financial literacy. Students and their families have begun to plan for – and finance – the entire college degree, rather than a year or semester at a time.

LEARN MORE ABOUT GV COMPLETE

Completion Plan

Students are responsible for working with their academic advisor on their four year completion plan. Academic advisors should approve the completion plan and any changes that are made to it. Advisors may also approve a student's semester schedule prior to registration; all students should meet with their academic advisors the week prior to their registration period to review their completion plan and next semester's schedule.

The course schedule is loaded into Student Self Service prior to registration and is available in a pdf document on myView. Students should also review course rotations, which are available as pdf documents and are also listed within each course description in the catalog. 

If you have questions about registration, please contact your academic advisor or email registrar @ grandview.edu.

myView
myView will provide a convenient gateway to key student systems and services and will serve as a hub for students to access several of the Grand View systems and tools they use most. Students can login to myView to check eligibility to register for future sessions, change their address, view their bill or their grades, order an official transcript and more.
New Students
Undergraduate students enrolling for their first semester as degree-seeking students are required to attend an orientation program. 
Transfer Students
You will first encounter us when having transfer credits (those courses from other institutions) evaluated toward fulfilling degree requirements at Grand View. All coursework taken at another institution must be evaluated. This includes courses taken both prior to admission to Grand View and while a student here. You must request that an official transcript be sent from the other school(s) to Grand View. You will receive a copy of the transfer evaluation. It's a good idea to keep a file with these records.
Returning / Re-Entering Students

Students that earned a degree in their last session of attendance need to apply for re-entry through the Office of Admissions.

Students absent from Grand View University less than 12 months, who did not earn a degree in their last session of attendance, and do not have a registration day and time assigned, should contact the Registrar Service Center to have a registration day and time set up.

Students absent from Grand View University 12 months or more need to apply for re-entry through the Office of Admissions.

Cross-Registration Opportunity

Grand View is participating in the Council of Independent Colleges Consortium for Online Humanities Instruction for Fall 2017. During the Fall 2017 semester, all full time GV students are eligible to enroll in an online course offered through one of the participating CIC institutions, subject to course prerequisites and space availability. No additional tuition or fees will be charged, but students will be responsible for their own books and supplies for the course.

LEARN MORE

Cross-Registration Student Guidelines (PDF)

Grand View Course Equivalencies (PDF)

Registration Form (PDF)

Withdrawing From Courses

Adding & Dropping Classes for Day Students

Students may adjust their schedules online through the Friday before the term begins. Once that date has passed, students will need to bring an add/drop slip, signed by their academic advisor, to the Registrar's Office.

In general, during the first week of the term students may add and drop courses without a W grade. The Business Office and Financial Aid Office will establish each student's tuition charges and financial aid based on the student's enrollment after the add/drop period (first 7% of the term). 

Students may then drop courses with a W grade through the 60% point of the term, but will still be charged for the course. W grades do not count in the cumulative GPA. 

Some accelerated terms have shorter add/drop periods - students should check the Term Calendar for specific add and drop dates.

All students' financial situations are unique. The examples provided below are intended to help students and their advisors understand the implications of adding/dropping courses, but this is by no means a comprehensive list. Students should always consult with the Financial Aid and Business Offices to understand their own financial situation. 

Day Student Withdrawal

Students who are dropping all of their courses at once will need to complete the withdrawal process. Students are able to withdraw from the University and receive W grades if they withdraw prior to the 60% point of the term. Students who withdraw on or after the first day of the term and before the 60% of the term will receive a prorated refund in tuition. The 60% point of the term is listed as "Last day to drop with a 'W'" on the Term Calendar. W grades do not count in the cumulative GPA.

If financial aid funds have been released to the student because of a credit balance on the student's account, then the student may be required to repay some or all of the amount released to the student.

All students should consult with the Business Office and Financial Aid Office to understand the financial impact of completely withdrawing prior to initiating the withdrawal process. The official withdrawal date will be determined by the date that the student begins the withdrawal process. After meeting with Business Office/Financial Aid, day students should come to the Registrar's Office to withdraw. 

Room refunds and fee refunds are not available after the semester has begun. Board refunds* are calculated based on a full week (Sunday through Saturday). Students who have used their board plans on a Sunday or after will pay for that full week of meals and the refund would be effective the next Sunday. Board refunds are not available after the 60% point of the term. Residential students are required to meet with the Assistant Director of Residential Life to review housing check-out information and complete a housing exit interview. Board refunds will be reviewed at this meeting. Students who do not meet with Residence Life and follow check-out procedures will be fined. 

*Commuter meal plans are not refundable after the semester has begun.

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. Students who were away for only one fall or spring semester may contact the Registrar's Office to re-enroll.

Summary of steps needed for residential student withdrawal:

  1. Contact your academic advisor to discuss the impact of a complete withdrawal on your completion plan.
  2. Contact the Business Office and/or Financial Aid Office to discuss the financial implications of a complete withdrawal.
  3. Contact the Registrar's Office to complete the withdrawal form.
  4. Meet with Residence Life staff to complete residential check-out. 

Summary of steps needed for commuter student withdrawal:

  1. Contact your academic advisor to discuss the impact of a complete withdrawal on your completion plan.
  2. Contact the Business Office and/or Financial Aid Office to discuss the financial implications of a complete withdrawal.
  3. Contact the Registrar's Office to complete the withdrawal form.

Evening-Weekend Student Withdrawal

Students who are dropping all of their courses at once will need to complete the withdrawal process. Students are able to withdraw from the University and receive W grades if they withdraw prior to the 60% point of the term. Students who withdraw on or after the first day of the term and before the 60% of the term will receive a prorated refund in tuition. W grades do not count in the cumulative GPA.

Students enrolled in 8-week accelerated sessions within a semester* will have their withdrawal calculations based upon complete attendance in the semester and not in the individual accelerated sessions.

*Semester is equivalent to two terms: Fall semester (Session 1 and 2), Spring semester (Session 3 and 4), and Summer (Session 5 and 6).

If financial aid funds have been released to the student because of a credit balance on the student's account, then the student may be required to repay some or all of the amount released to the student.  

All students should consult with the Business Office and Financial Aid Office to understand the financial impact of completely withdrawing prior to initiating the withdrawal process. The official withdrawal date will be determined by the date that the student begins the withdrawal process. After consulting with Business Office/Financial Aid, evening/weekend students should contact the College for Professional and Adult Learning to withdraw.

Summary of steps for complete withdrawal:

  1. Contact your academic advisor to discuss the impact of a complete withdrawal on your completion plan.
  2. Contact the Business Office and/or Financial Aid Office to discuss the financial implications of a complete withdrawal.
  3. Contact the CPAL Office to complete the withdrawal form.

Medical/Late Withdrawal

Students who wish to withdraw from one or more of their courses after the first 60% of the term for medical reasons or for rare circumstances must apply to the Late Withdrawal Committee in order to receive grades of W for their course(s). 

To apply, students must submit the undergraduate withdrawal form and must provide documentation supporting the reasons for requesting a late withdrawal. The withdrawal form and documentation should be submitted to the Registrar's Office. In the case of illness, students must provide a letter from a licensed professional documenting their need to withdraw. 

No refund will be granted for a withdrawal that occurs after the first 60% of the term. 

The Late Withdrawal Committee will consist of the Registrar, Director of Student Success, and the Director of Counseling and Leadership. Students whose request is denied may appeal to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.