Seidman Admissions

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Seidman Secondary Admission Criteria

ADMISSION TO THE SEIDMAN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS PERMITS STUDENTS TO TAKE UPPER DIVISION (300-400) LEVEL COURSES WITHIN THE COLLEGE.

Seidman College of Business secondary admission requires:

Students admitted to GVSU under the 2016-17 catalog year must complete the following three steps:

  1. Have earned at least 55 semester hours (junior status)
  2. Established 2.500 or higher overall GPA
  3. Completed the following courses with a 2.500 or higher combined GPA. Transfer student grades for the comparable classes being transferred into Grand Valley will be used to calculate this combined GPA: ACC 212, BUS 201, ECO 210, ECO 211, MGT 268, STA 215

Students admitted to GVSU under a catalog year prior to 2016-17 will follow the secondary admission criteria of:

  1. Established 2.750 overall GPA
  2. Have earned at least 55 semester hours (junior status)

All eligible students are admitted upon meeting both criteria.

ONCE YOU ARE ADMITTED TO THE SEIDMAN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS YOU MUST MAINTAIN A 2.500 OVERALL GPA TO BE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE UPPER DIVISION (300-400) LEVEL COURSES. IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR GRADUATION WITH A BUSINESS MAJOR, YOUR SEIDMAN GPA MUST BE A 2.500 OR GREATER.

Early Freshman Admission

Eligibility Criteria

Freshman admit students are high school seniors who have a 3.5 or higher overall GPA and a 26 or higher ACT.  Those who have applied to Grand Valley and who meet the criteria will automatically be sent information regarding the steps necessary to accept the program. If you have updated test scores or ACT scores that meet the criteria, please notify the admissions office at (616) 331-2525.

Advantages of Early Seidman Admission

Greater scheduling flexibility: 

You are able to take your business courses when they best fit your schedule.  For example, most business students take Principles of Marketing  (MKT 350) and Principles of Management (MGT 331) as first semester juniors.  By taking these courses as a second semester sophomore, you may have a greater selection of days and times from which to choose.  More importantly, you are able to save your electives until the end of your college career, rather than taking them to meet the 55 earned hour requirement.  This allows you to choose electives that better meet your needs and interests.  You may decide, perhaps, to pursue a minor, or take a language, or to take courses that complement your business major(s).
 

Immediate assignment of a faculty advisor: 

Students interested in Seidman can declare their major when they have 55 or more earned hours and a 2.75 overall GPA.  At this time, a faculty member in the major is assigned to assist them with questions regarding career, elective course selection, and graduate school guidance.  When you accept early admission to the Seidman College of Business, you are immediately assigned a faculty advisor to assist you with those decisions.  Remember though, the faculty members’ doors are always open to students, regardless of whether you have early admission.  Also, the Seidman Undergraduate Student Services Office will always help you with remaining degree requirements, as well as, course sequencing and scheduling.
 

Earlier access to business courses: 

Typically, students begin their 200 level business courses in their sophomore year and their 300 level business courses in their junior year.  When you accept early admission to the Seidman School of Business, you are eligible for 200 level business courses as a second semester freshman, and 300 level introductory business courses as a second semester sophomore.



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