Admitted Transfer Students

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

Admitted Student Checklist

Stage 1

Apply For Financial Aid

The application period is between January 1 and the priority deadline of March 1. The deadline for admissions scholarships is March 1 for the following fall semester.

Apply For Campus Housing

Submit a $150 deposit by May 1.

Sign Up For Orientation

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

Stage 2

Review Mathematics Placement Options

Our goal is that you enroll in the correct mathematics or statistics course that fits your academic plans and background.

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.

Register For A Parking Permit

Parking permits may be purchased online.

Campus Dining

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


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

Campus Map

Use Campus Maps to find driving directions and campus information.

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 okay."

– Rainesha Williams-Fox
  Criminal Justice major