Warning! Your browser is extremely outdated and not web standards compliant.
Your browsing experience would greatly improve by upgrading to a modern browser.

Planning for Fall 2020 Learn more.

Planning for Fall 2020
Visit Apply Contact

Testing Equivalencies

There are numerous testing options students can take towards earning college credit outside of the traditional classroom setting. Many of these tests can be used as a cost or time saving opportunity. Grand View University is happy to work with students in regards to the following testing equivalencies:

Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement testing is offered through College Board and gives students the get ahead while still in high school and earn college credit or placement.

 To learn more about AP testing and dates visit the College Board AP website

Download Grand View's AP Equivalencies
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP testing is offered through College Board and CLEP exams help students earn college credit for what they already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. 

To learn more about CLEP testing and dates visit the College Board CLEP website

Download Grand View's CLEP Equivalencies
DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)

DSST exams are offered to anyone seeking ways to earn college credit outside of a traditional classroom. Test takers can include college students, adult learners, high school students and military personnel. DSST tests are handled on a case-by-case basis at Grand View University. To discuss transferring your test results, please contact please contact the Registrar's office at (515) 263-2960 or email registrar @ grandview.edu.

To learn more about DSST testing and dates visit the DSST website

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Entering students who have participated in International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs while in high school may receive college credit if they attain scores of five (5) or better on the seven (7) point scale for the higher level (HL) course results. Students must have their official results mailed directly from IB to the Registrar’s Office at Grand View as soon as they are available. Transfer students must also have the test results mailed directly to the Registrar’s Office. Results can be ordered online at www.ibo.org. All equivalents will be listed as non-coursework, so they will meet some requirements but will not count toward GPA. Some exams are not directly equivalent to courses at Grand View but can be applied to core or elective requirements. Most IB cases are handled on an individual basis through the Registrar Office. To discuss transferring your test results, please contact the Registrar's office at (515) 263-2960 or email registrar @ grandview.edu.

To learn more about IB testing and dates visit the IB website.

HAVE A QUESTION? WE CAN HELP.

If you have a question, please contact the Registrar's office at (515) 263-2960 or email registrar @ grandview.edu.