How You Can Help Recruit Future Lakers

If your future Laker is an adult student or interested in pursuing a graduate degree, the following steps will help guide them through their discovery of Grand Valley. The provided resources will give them the rest of the story.


Refer a Student

Do you know a future Laker? Please fill out this brief form to tell us more about them.


Fill out the referral form.

Please fill out this brief form to tell us more about you and your prospective student. This begins the referral process.


Discuss the benefits of attending GVSU.

Our Quick Facts and Academic Programs pages are both fantastic ways to share the breadth and depth of GVSU without overwhelming them. Our Virtual Viewbook tells the GVSU story with photos, videos, and an interactive map of campus.

Step 3

Connect them with an advising specialist.

The Center for Adult and Continuing Studies has advisors dedicated to helping adult students navigate the unique obstacles they face going back to school. If your prospective student is interested in a graduate degree, they can schedule an appointment with Graduate Admissions who can help them find a program that is right for them and assist with the enrollment process as well.

Step 4

Remind them to apply when ready.

If your future Laker is ready to begin, encouraging them to start the application process will go a long way. Ask them to consider applying 30 days before the desired semester date to ensure we receive their application and to give them time schedule an advising session.

Scholarships are also available to Adult Students within the myScholarships database. Deadlines are between January 15 – March 1 for the following academic year.

GVSU adult students with an adult student advisor.

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Find the perfect program for you.

Our academic programs page is the best way to share the breadth and depth of Grand Valley's offerings. You'll find a summary of each program, what makes them special, and more. A graduate-specific version of this page is also available.

Online accelerated bachelor's degree for adults.

Adult students can now take advantage of our unique LEADS program. You can pursue a bachelor’s degree PLUS an online certificate in one of four high demand areas – leadership, data analytics, project management, or global communications. Visit the program website for details. 

Explore Grand Valley's campuses at home.

Encouraging potential students to visit Grand Valley is the best way to get them to enroll. Our interactive campus map is the next best thing. They can become more familiar with Grand Valley's campuses, facilities, and communities without leaving their home. When they are ready to visit in person, our self-guided tour will help them navigate on their phone or tablet without a guide.

Watch and share this brief video with them to introduce these useful tools.

GVSU facts and talking points.

Our quick facts page is the place to get general GVSU talking points. From fun facts to tuition information, this page is a wonderful summary of GVSU.

Join Us!

Events are a great way to introduce someone to Grand Valley. Stay updated with our calendar of events.

Buy athletic event tickets.

Buy Music, Theatre, & Dance tickets.

Review Timeline.

If your prospective Laker is interested in the LEADS program, please review the starting dates here. Please consider applying 30 days before the semester starts to ensure we also process received supporting documents (ex. official transcripts) accordingly, and to ensure we help your student schedule their courses through a scheduled Advising Session in due time.

Page last modified March 8, 2022