Welcome Admitted Students!

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Congratulations on your acceptance to GVSU!

Wondering what's next? Review the resources linked below to learn more about your next steps related to financial aid, living and dining on campus, new student orientation, and connecting to student resources.


Enrollment Information
(Downloadable PDF)

This document contains important information about your next steps as a Laker. It was included in your admission packet. You can download it here

Admitted Student Checklist

► Sign up for Orientation and Prepare for Orientation
► Submit a Housing Application or Exemption
► Review the Housing Checklist
► Purchase a Meal Plan
► Apply for Scholarships through myScholarships
► Complete the FAFSA (FAFSA will be available in December 2023 for students starting in fall 2024)
► Send updated Official ACT/SAT Test Scores for additional Merit Scholarship consideration by July 31
► Send Official Final High School Transcripts**

► Consider the First-Year Learning Community
► Consider the Honors College
► Get familiar with campus safety, transportation, and parking services
► Learn more about Recreation & Wellness on campus, student health resources, and the GVSU Counseling Center
► Disability Support Resources (DSR) provides resources, education, and direct support for equal access to all programs and services at Grand Valley State University
► Connect with the Office of Student Life and the Social Justice Centers to find your community, become involved, and develop meaningful connections as a Laker
► Bookmark these campus resources; Tutoring & Reading Center, Knowledge Market, Academic AdvisingStudent Academic Success Center, and Career Center
► Subscribe to the Laker Weekly newsletter
► The GVSU Course Catalog is a great resource for exploring academic program requirements and course descriptions
► Get your course materials & technology from GVSU Laker Store & Laker Tech


*To submit a housing application you will need your GVSU Network ID and password. This information is provided within your Laker Portal, 48-72 hours following your admissions notification. 

**Final high school transcript and all college transcripts must be submitted prior to the start of classes. Official electronic transcripts can be sent to [email protected]


Research shows that living in an academically focused community has a strong effect on student learning and achievement as students in LLCs connect more intentionally and naturally with peers, faculty members, and staff members. Grand Valley has a variety of living-learning communities in Allendale and Grand Rapids, each with different interest areas and themes. Visit the Living-Learning Communities page to learn more. It is not a requirement to be part of a living-learning community to live on-campus in downtown Grand Rapids.

Page last modified January 4, 2024