Welcome to Advising at Grand Valley

Message from Dr. Nancy M. Giardina, Vice Provost for Student Success  

Welcome to the University-wide Academic Advising Website.  This site contains important information about academic advising resources available at GVSU for students, families, community members, as well as for GVSU faculty and staff.  In addition, you can link to resources across the University to help explore academic majors and careers, find important student support services, and connect with important academic advising tools.

We encourage you to spend some time to explore the various links on this page to discover valuable information and tools that help guide students through their educational journey on their paths to graduation.  Student success at GVSU is grounded in students being academically challenged, engaged inside and outside the classroom, and students utilizing support services.  Academic advising is a critical partner in fostering students’ success at GVSU and beyond GVSU as students transition into careers, move on to graduate school, or wherever their choices and opportunities lead them. We are so glad you have chosen to visit the GVSU University-wide Academic Advising Website.

Dr. Nancy M. Giardina


Academic advising engages students in the process of exploring and defining their academic and career goals and in creating effective strategies to achieve these goals.

  • Through collaborative relationships with academic advisors, students are encouraged and supported as they develop the skills necessary to take responsibility for their own development and success.
  • Academic advisors educate students by providing accessible, accurate and timely information regarding academic requirements, university resources, and opportunities to develop critical thinking skills and enrich their college experience and their personal lives.

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