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4. Submit an application and get admitted to Grand Valley!
The Grand Valley State University Admissions website is the most comprehensive site for all your admissions information. While the application process is relatively straightforward, you will still encounter a unique vocabulary which may be confusing at first. Here are a few key admissions phrases you might find helpful as you navigate the application process.
After you have been admitted, you will receive the information that you need to obtain your GVSU username and password and to access registration. The information will be unique to your needs and may vary based on your academic level and program.
Transfer Applicant: A transfer applicant is someone who as attended another college or university. The applicant will be evaluated on previous coursework at the college level. High school performance will also be reviewed for those who have earned fewer than 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of college level work.
Degree-seeking Student: A student who has been admitted to a degree category and is seeking a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a planned course of study.
Non-degree Seeking Student: A student who as been admitted to a non-degree category (sometimes referred to as a continuing education student) and is not currently seeking a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
Guest Student: A degree student from another college or university who is taking courses at Grand Valley for one semester. The credits earned are usually transferred back to the student’s home institution.
Full-time Student: An undergraduate student taking 12 or more hours each semester, or a graduate student taking nine or more hours each semester. Undergraduates who are planning to complete a bachelor’s degree in four years need to average 15 hours per semester.
Part-time Student: An undergraduate student who takes fewer than 12 hours during a semester or a graduate student who takes fewer than nine hours during a semester.
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