Preparing for Advising & Registration

The following items are steps you can take in order to prepare for your Freshman Advising & Registration Session

Send official transcripts from all colleges you may have attended, including dual enrollment or middle college courses.

Contact your institution and request they send an official transcript to:

Registrar's Office 
150 Student Services
1 Campus Drive 
Allendale, MI 49401

If the institution you attended sends electronic transcripts, you can request they send your official electronic transcripts to Grand Valley at: adm-transcripts@gvsu.edu.

If your math placement is anything other than “MTH 122 & MTH 123 Fulfilled”, you can and should try to update your placement by taking one or more online proficiency tests. You should take your test(s) at least 4 weeks prior to your registration appointment.  New students are automatically added to the testing system upon registering for orientation.

More information about MTH proficiency tests is available at http://gvsu.edu/s/U3. If you plan to take a math placement exam, please do so at least 4 weeks prior to attending your Advising & Registration Session.

Because language study is required for all Bachelor of Arts degrees, as well as several additional programs of study, students who have previously studied a modern or classical language are strongly encouraged to take the language placement evaluation to find where to begin their language study. Please complete any language placement evaluations by 4 weeks before your registration appointment. Information about foreign language offerings and how to make arrangements for a language placement evaluation before your registration can be found  here.

Consider your options for your first-year writing course. Further information regarding writing course options can be found here.

Become familiar with the general education requirements. Course descriptions and requirement information can be found at gvsu.edu/gened/general-education-handbook-266.htm. Meijer Honors College students: please see Honors College specific curriculum requirements here.  

Preview the fall and winter class schedule at gvsu.edu/schedule. Your advisor will help you select and register for classes at your Advising & Registration Session.

If you have determined a major, become familiar with major requirements at gvsu.edu/catalog.

New Student Enrollment Information

Review our Enrollment Information guide for additional important information