Transfer from an Accredited Institution
Grand View University follows the Transfer Credit Practices published by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). The transfer of credit from one institution to another involves at least three considerations according to AACRAO. Grand View will take into consideration, when evaluating transfer credit, the following:
1. The educational quality of the learning experience,
2. The comparability of the nature, content, and level of the learning experience, and
3. The appropriateness and applicability of the learning experience to the programs offered at Grand View.
The department chair of the courses being evaluated has the ultimate approval of transferability of the courses. Official transcripts must be submitted from all institutions attended whether coursework was completed or not. Transcripts must be mailed or sent electronically directly from the originating institution to Grand View University.
Only credits and grade points earned at Grand View will be used to calculate a student’s cumulative grade point averages. Credits with grades of D- (D minus) or above that transferred from an accredited institution can be used toward graduation and may be used to meet requirements and prerequisites for specific courses, but not necessarily toward students’ majors. Students awarded Latin honors must receive at least 45 credit hours from Grand View from which the grade point average will be calculated. The maximum number of transfer credits accepted from junior/community colleges is 75 semester credits. All transfer coursework is accepted at the course level from the originating institution.
Important: Courses at Grand View and the community colleges change every year as do the equivalencies listed in our transfer planning guide. This is only a guide, and not a transfer equivalency contract. This guide will be updated as frequently as possible, but you are always encouraged and advised to contact your admission counselor or academic advisor to determine how particular courses will transfer to Grand View.
Transfer from a Non-Iowa Community College
Grand View University accepts all AA and AS degrees that were earned from any accredited community college in the United States.
Transfer from a Non-Accredited Institution
Grand View University may refuse to recognize credit from an institution that is not accredited by a regional accrediting organization or may accept credit for approved Core and/or
major courses successfully passed with a C- (C minus) or above. Credit may be given for courses equivalent to the core courses required of every Grand View graduate.
Associate of Arts or baccalaureate degrees from an institution which is not regionally accredited will not automatically satisfy the Grand View General Education Core requirements; however, credit may be given for courses equivalent to the core courses required of every Grand View graduate.
At the discretion of the Registrar’s Office and the major department, courses may be counted toward the major. Additional coursework may be considered for elective or vocational-technical credit. . These credits count toward hours required for graduation but do not meet any specific degree requirements. The transferability of coursework follows the principles outlined in Transfer from an Accredited Institution.
No grades from non-accredited institutions are averaged into the cumulative GPA.
Transfer of Coursework Completed Outside of the United States of America
To receive credit for coursework completed outside of the United States of America (U.S.A.), the student must have the transcript evaluated by a transcript evaluation agency in the U.S.A., at the student’s expense. The evaluation must be completed on a course-by-course level. Evaluation by a transcript evaluation agency provides a guide for evaluating international course work; however, Grand View University retains the right to determine transferability of courses and degrees. Students may need to provide Grand View with additional information about coursework, if requested. To receive transfer credit for English composition, international students must take an equivalent course from an accredited institution in the United States or pass the Grand View Composition requirement. In some cases, transfer credit can be granted if the course work is transcripted by a college or university in the U.S.A. that sponsored the study abroad or semester at sea experience, but this situation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.