Transfer students benefit from GVSU/GRCC agreement

GVSU Provost Gayle R. Davis, right, seals the agreement with GRCC Provost Gilda G. Gely
GVSU Provost Gayle R. Davis, right, seals the agreement with GRCC Provost Gilda G. Gely
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Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College have reached an academic credit transfer agreement for music students. Signing of the agreement took place Monday, November 15.

Music faculty from both schools have worked out the details to allow more than a dozen GRCC music courses to qualify for transfer credit to Grand Valley. The agreement applies to any student who has completed an associate’s in arts degree with a music major, or an associate’s in music degree.

“I am very happy to establish another way in which Grand Valley and GRCC can work together to support our students and smooth their paths to graduation,” said Gayle R. Davis, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Grand Valley. “I congratulate the music programs at both institutions for achieving this level of collaboration and look forward to welcoming even more of GRCC’s music students to our campus.”

Gilda G. Gely, GRCC provost and executive vice president for Academic & Student Affairs, said “Grand Rapids Community College continues to focus on helping students succeed while they are with us and when they move on to new ventures. This partnership brings together two outstanding music programs. Our students are the ultimate beneficiaries.”

In order to have the specific courses transferred, the student will meet the standard Grand Valley State University admissions criteria and be admitted into the Department of Music by successfully completing a juried audition for a review panel. Students will audition on any instruments currently accepted for applied study in Grand Valley’s Department of Music.

For more information contact:                                                                                                                      
Danny Phipps, chair of Grand Valley’s Department of Music, at (616) 331-3484