Admitted Graduate Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Grand Valley State University!

This page is designed to let you know the steps you will need to complete for getting started at Grand Valley. Follow the links below, or learn more about all the ways the Office of Graduate Studies can assist you.

Connect with the Office of Graduate Studies

Kari Oliver, Grad Student

Meet Kari Oliver, Criminal justice major.

Admitted Student Checklist

Stage 1

Schedule A Campus Visit 

Grand Valley offers many opportunities for students to learn more about our academic community. For those of you unable to make the trip, or for anyone who wants a virtual view of Grand Valley’s campuses, visit our Virtual Tour.

Apply For Housing

Housing is available for graduate students in Grand Rapids and in Allendale.

Apply For Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to have their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filed by March 1st for the following academic year.

Attend Orientation

All new graduate students are welcome to attend orientation. There are program-specific, virtual, and general on-campus options available.

Register For Classes

If you've already enrolled and been accepted, you can now register for classes.

Stage 2

Make Your Tuition Payment

You will receive information in the mail regarding your tuition bill.

Obtain A Student ID

Visit a Student Assistance Center in the Student Services Building on the Allendale Campus or the Richard M. DeVos Center in downtown Grand Rapids.

Register For A Parking Permit

Parking permits are available for online purchase.

Purchase Textbooks and Supplies

Grand Valley is home of the University Book Store (UBS). Shop online or at one of our two stores on the Allendale and Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.