Application for Honors Program

We are excited for your interest in joining the Honors program at Grand View University!

Space is very limited for this distinguished program, so please carefully read the following criteria. If you meet the prerequisites, or feel you qualify, please complete the submission form, attach an essay and have two former teachers or professors fill out this form recommending you for the Honors program. 

Academic Requirements

High School Seniors

  • High school GPA of 3.5 or higher.*
    *If your academic abilities are not reflected by your current GPA, please address this in your essay.

Recommended, but not required:

  • An ACT score of 26 or above or an SAT combined Math and Evidenced-Based Reading Score of 1230 or above recommended, but not required.

Once in the program, it is expected you maintain a 3.0 GPA in required GV Honors courses.

Transfer Students

  • College GPA of 3.5 or higher*
    *If your academic abilities are not reflected by your current GPA, please address this in your essay.

Once in the program, it is expected you maintain a 3.0 GPA in required GV Honors courses.

Essay

Please answer the following questions as completely as possible.

  • How do you define an Honors education? What would you expect from these classes that would be different or desirable?
  • How would participating in the Honors program benefit you personally?
  • How would being admitted to this program enhance your educational experience or prepare you more completely for your anticipated career?

Questions should be directed to Dr. Amy Getty, Director of Honors Program, 515-263-6029agetty @ grandview.edu.