YOUR NEXT STEP IS GVSU

When you transfer to Grand Valley and become a Laker, you take the next step in a journey of a lifetime that will affect you for a lifetime. You’ll be a part of the smallest big university in the country, with the resources of a major university and the personal support you need to be prepared for whatever the future has in store. That’s the Laker Effect. Transfer to Grand Valley and experience it yourself. Whether you are transferring to GVSU from a community college or another four-year institution, starting at a new university creates unique opportunities. Our goal is your success, so let us guide you in your transition.
 

CURRENTLY NO APPLICATION FEE!

Transfer Student Resources

GVSU student on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids campus.

TRANSFER PLANS
Transfer plans for Michigan community colleges show you exactly which courses to take based on your planned major at GVSU. This helps ensure that you will be able to transfer the maximum number of credits when it's time to start classes at GVSU.

COURSE EQUIVALENCIES
Course Equivalencies show you how courses from other colleges and universities transfer to GVSU. Once you apply for admission and send official transcripts, you will receive an official Transfer Credit Evaluation.

MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT
The Michigan Transfer Agreement is designed to help you transfer from your community college to a Michigan four-year college or university.

MiTRANSFER PATHWAYS
GVSU is proud to participate in the MiTransfer Pathways while continuing our support of Michigan transfer students.

REVERSE TRANSFER AGREEMENTS
Did you transfer to GVSU before finishing your associates degree? We can help.

ADMITTED TRANSFER STUDENT CHECKLIST
A handy checklist that will help you start the Transfer process.

TRANSFER ADVISING AND REGISTRATION
Schedule a meeting with an advisor and register for your classes.

ATTEND A VIRTUAL VISIT
Virtual information sessions for transfer students.


25
YEARS NAMED A BEST COLLEGE BUY

Institutional Research

BEST IN THE MIDWEST
BEST IN THE MIDWEST
The Princeton Review

(2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region)

90%
RECENT GRADUATES EMPLOYED OR PURSUING ADVANCED DEGREES

Additional Student Resources

GVSU transfer student in the Richard M. DeVos Center.

Grand Valley has a wealth of resources led by advisors, faculty, and staff that are dedicated to serving you throughout your academic journey. Explore them below.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Information about all of Grand Valley's programs can be found here.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

 Find out more about Grand Valley's transfer student requirements for admission.

RESIDENCY POLICY
Learn more about Grand Valley's residency policy and how it pertains to application requirements.

ACADEMIC ADVISING
Advising is an integral part of any education, and we do it well.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID
Everything you could ever want to know about Financial Aid at GVSU.

TUITION AND FEES
This will help you better understand our tuition, housing, dining, and parking permit costs.

CAREER SERVICES
We can help you navigate today's job market.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
Whether with a faculty member or on your own, there is a wealth of research opportunities available.

BENEFITS FOR ALUMNI
Learn more about Grand Valley's Laker Lifetime Learning commitment.

ADULT STUDENT RESOURCES
Information and resources for adult students at GVSU.

ONLINE DEGREE COMPLETION
Are you an adult student? Our accelerated degree completion program might be perfect for you.


Virtual Viewbook
Virtual Viewbook

Learn more about the Grand Valley Experience by exploring the content in our virtual viewbook.

Interactive Campus Map
Interactive Campus Map

For those unable to make the trip, you can take a virtual tour of Grand Valley State University with our interactive campus map.

Campus Visit
Campus Visit

Schedule a Campus Visit to learn about all that GVSU has to offer.


Why You Should Transfer to Grand Valley

GVSU students and faculty mingling outside of the Kindschi Hall of Science.

A TOP CHOICE FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

Students transfer to Grand Valley to be well prepared, to gain credibility with potential employers and graduate schools, and to finish their degrees with opportunities not found at other universities.

That is why 90% of our recent graduates are employed or pursuing advanced degrees.

Plus, you'll find that transferring is easy and personal. From transfer orientation to academic advising to career and employment support, our experienced staff support you every step of the way.

“At Grand Valley, you'll find friends wherever you go. Everyone wants to reach out and help you learn, help you grow, and help you build the skill set that you need.”

ANTONY SALAZAR, CLASS OF 2019
A GVSU student studies with a professor in one of Grand Valley's science labs.

REAL-WORLD RESEARCH, REAL-WORLD IMPACT

Experience is at the heart of every Grand Valley education. Hands-on research makes Grand Valley a highly desirable destination for professors who want to teach and work directly with undergraduate students on projects usually reserved for graduate students at other universities.

More than 7,392 students participated in experiential learning opportunities like internships, co-ops, and clinical fieldwork last year.

When you transfer to Grand Valley, you can count on professors who work with you to make sure you’re well prepared to make your mark on the world.


Your Next Step

You can contact us via email at admissions@gvsu.edu, by phone (616) 331-2025, or by contacting a counselor directly. 

The Admissions Office is currently available to answer calls Monday-Friday from 8-5.

Contact a Counselor