F.A.Q.s

It's only natural to have a lot of questions when you're considering returning to college, so we've listed out answers to some of the most common questions, but don't hesitate to call our office with other questions you might have!

1. How long will it take me to finish my degree?

That depends on your unique situation including how many classes you're interested in taking each semester (we offer part time and full time study) and how many credits you may have accumulated on your educational journey.

We recommend you meet with our academic advisor and bring along unofficial copies your transcripts that include any credit you may have earned along the way. 

Typically, a bachelors degree requires 120 credits, and you might find that you're well on your way! 

2. I took classes at a different university - will they transfer in?

GVSU accepts coursework from many in-state and out-of-state institutions. If you're interested in seeing what course work may transfer, we encourage you to make an appointment with our advisor and bring copies of unofficial transcripts. If you're transferring and would like to look on your own to see how your credits transfer you can do that here: http://www.gvsu.edu/studentapps/mtn/

3. I took classes at GVSU a long time ago - do these credits expire?

The credits you’ve earned at GVSU remain on your transcript! If you’ve completed additional course work at another institution, our advisors can assist you in transferring those credits into GVSU.

4. How much is this going to cost and how can I pay for it?

Grand Valley costs much less than other public universities of comparable quality — and has been named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys for 17 years in a row. We know Grand Valley tuition is a real investment, and we’re sensitive to actual family budgets. We have various forms of financial aid available including scholarships, grants, loans, payment plans, and convenient plans for working with employers who provide educational benefits. You can see our current tuition and fees here.