Academic Advising

What is Advising?


 Student's Role

 How to make advising work

Questions to ask your advisor

 Goals for Advising and

    Advisor Roles & Responsibilities

 University's Role

Grand Valley State University recognizes that advising is an integral part of a college education. The advising process establishes a collaborative relationship between student and advisor in which the student feels a sense of connection, support, and guidance. Effective advising is developmental. It responds to, and creates, growth and change within the student. Advising encourages students to think critically, seek out resources, and develop action plans. It provides students with the information and encouragement they need to take personal responsibility for exploring options and making decisions. Ultimately, advising allows each student to achieve a meaningful and successful educational experience.



Comments or Questions regarding this Website should be directed to the GVSU Advising Council

Page last modified February 7, 2011