For the health and safety of the Grand Valley community, all Freshman Advising & Registration sessions will be held virtually for Fall 2020.

Freshman Advising & Registration

Welcome to Grand Valley State University! Your next step is to schedule an Advising & Registration session. This session will give you the opportunity to meet with an advisor and register for your classes. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Please follow the link below to select your Advising & Registration session date. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 616-331-2025 or at

Freshman Advising & Registration fee is $95
Fee is fully refundable up to June 1, 2020
Online reservations require a credit card payment



All Advising & Registration appointments will be held online through individual video-conference appointments. This will provide customized and one-on-one guidance for each new Laker. Our expert staff and faculty advisors will work with you to ensure you are ready to begin your academic journey as Lakers with the right fall class schedule. For an online Advising & Registration session, you will need a computer or tablet with stable internet access that you can use for an online appointment on your registration day. Your advisor will contact you via email 3-4 business days prior to your registration day to set a time for your appointment.


Parents & Supporters

Parents and supporters who choose to accompany their student to Advising & Registration will be provided with a Parents & Supporters student guide and Family Guide folder on the morning of orientation. A resource fair will take place prior to the opening remarks, providing an opportunity for students and their families to learn more about becoming a Laker in the fall.

Parents and supporters will remain with their student during the resource fair, check-in and welcome. Please see the specific agendas for additional details regarding the schedule of activities.

Parent & Supporters Orientation  

Financial Aid Counselor at Advising & Registration


Review our  Admitted Freshman Student Checklist for important next steps and deadlines.