Prior to applying, all post-baccalaureate students should attend a program information session. There you will receive materials to help you obtain official advising, apply for university and program admission, and register for state testing. The informational sessions schedule is listed below.
Steps for admission to GTC
NOTE: Students seeking a major in World Languages must pass the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) prior to their student teaching semester.
All informational session are held from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Eberhard Center located at 301 Fulton West, Grand Rapids, MI
Once you have completed the requirements for your undergraduate major and minor (secondary only) or have registered for your undergraduate courses, you should apply for graduate school. This can be accomplished in November, or as late as January of the year you are intending to enter the GTC program.
If you are relying on undergraduate FASFA, changing your status to graduate does create issues for your financial aid. If you have concerns about this, please contact Annukka Thelen (Associate Director for Graduate Programs) before finalizing your graduate application.
The application can be found on the GVSU web site by going to http://www.gvsu.edu/gradapply. You will also need 3 recommendations: each recommendation requires your reference to complete an online recommendation form. The online application will have a section for Recommendations where MED students will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of three recommenders. If you have submitted recommendations to us previously, your references will be able to indicate that on the application as well.