Athlete Testing Policies
If you are interested in participating in NAIA athletics at Grand View University you will need to meet the NAIA eligibility criteria to be eligible to compete. All first-time NAIA student athletes will need to register and receive an eligible determination through the NAIA Eligibility Center. Student athletes must meet two of the three criteria standards in order to be deemed eligible for participation in NAIA sports. A student athlete must achieve a 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale and or top 50% class rank and or an 18 ACT or higher/860 SAT or higher.
A student that does not have a satisfactory test score can satisfy freshman eligibility standards and become eligible by having at least a 2.000 final high school GPA. The student will receive an eligible determination from the eligibility center. However, any student using this exception will be required to earn at least a 2.000 cumulative collegiate GPA after the student’s second semester or third quarter term of attendance in order to maintain eligibility and compete in that following season.
All 2021-2022 entering freshmen can still become eligible by satisfying two out of the three requirements, as normal. Any freshmen gaining eligibility this way will not be required to meet a collegiate 2.00 GPA in order to be certified and compete the following season of competition. Please contact our Athletic Success Coordinator, Michelle Prange at mprange @ grandview.edu or (515) 263-6196 if you have any questions regarding athletic eligibility.