You're In! What's Next?

Congratulations! We look forward to welcoming you to Grand View this fall to begin your college career. To make sure you are ready to go, there are a few things you should do this spring. Please complete the following by June 1. If you have any questions along the way, please contact the Admissions Office at or (515)263-2810. We're always here to help!

1) College Credits & ACT/SAT Scores (if applicable)

If you have college credit for English, math or any other college credit, you can apply it to your Grand View education. Your college English or math credit and/or ACT/SAT information will also help us place you in the correct courses. If you have earned credit in ENG 105 and/or ENG 106, you will not be required to complete the English placement process.

Click here to fill out the Prior Credit Form

2) English & Math Placement Process

We want to make sure you are registered for courses where you can be successful and that are right for your major. The placement process is designed to help us help you. By being placed in the correct courses, you will be prepared for success, which will help you graduate on time. 

English Placement

You will be placed into English courses based on your prior college credit or a sample of your writing. This process is called English placement and ensures you are in the class that best suits your needs. During the placement process, you will be asked to write an essay that will be read by at least two faculty members in the English Department, who will determine which course best meets your needs.  If you have earned credit in ENG 105 and/or ENG 106, you will not be required to complete the English placement process.

Complete ENGLISH Placement Process

Math Placement

You can be placed into a Math course based on your prior college credit, ACT or SAT math score or by using Grand View’s math placement tool. If you submitted prior credit for any of the courses listed on the prior credit form, you do not need to complete the math placement.

How to determine which is right for you:

Please see the list of majors below. If your major is not listed, you are good to go – no math placement is needed. If your major is listed below, then please use the chart below to determine your next steps. If you are undecided on your major and your ACT/SAT Math score is below 22/540, we encourage you to use the math placement tool. 

Academic Majors That May Require Math Placement

Applied Mathematics
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Data Science
Elementary Education
Game Design and Interactive Analytics
Management Information Systems
Political Science
Secondary Education (w/STEM field endorsement)
Social Work
Sport Management



Complete MATH PLACEMENT Process 

3) Register for Orientation

After you have satisfied the prior credit/placement requirements for English and Math, you will get an email within 2-4 days with a link to sign up for Orientation.

We can't wait to meet you and welcome you to the Grand View family!