The College of Community & Public Service Undergraduate Advising Center (CCPS-UAC) provides convenient, accessible, and accurate academic advising and support for all students interested in academic programs housed within the College.
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.
Here are just some of the ways the staff in the CCPS-UAC can help you achieve your degree goals:
The College of Community & Public Service has a dual advising system. This means that you have two different types of people within the college to assist you with your questions an academic advisor and a faculty mentor. Depending on your questions/issues/concerns you should meet with one of your assigned advisors as indicated below:
If you have declared a major in one of the units within the college, you will be assigned an academic advisor. To confirm who this is you can look at your academic records:
GVSU Undergraduate Academic Advising Mission Statement
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 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 the college experience and their personal lives.