Admitted Transfer Students

Welcome to Grand Valley!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Grand Valley State University! This page is designed to inform you of the steps you should complete before attending GVSU. Review the links below for more information.

Admitted Student Checklist

Enrollment Information Review

Review our Enrollment Information guide to prepare.

Financial Aid

Apply between October 1 and the priority deadline of March 1. The deadline for admissions scholarships is March 1 for the following fall semester.

Advising & Registration

This session will give you the opportunity to meet with an advisor and register for classes.


Submit a $150 deposit by May 1.

Prepare for Advising & Registration

Review the steps and prepare for your session.

Student Email

A Gmail account is assigned to all students immediately following their admission to GVSU.

Parking Permit

Parking permits may be purchased online.

Meal Plan

Meal plans, restaurant hours, and more can be found online at Campus Dining

Textbooks and Supplies

Shop online or at one of our two Laker Stores on the Allendale and Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Meet Rainesha, a GVSU transfer from Bowling Green

Meet Rainesha Williams-Fox, one of our transfer student spotlights from Bowling Green.

"Grand Valley made it very easy for me to transfer and be welcomed into the institution. Their admissions counselor actually reached out to me — Financial Aid reached out to me — to make sure I was OK."

– Rainesha Williams-Fox
  Criminal Justice major