LEADS Program Students

Here, you can find some specific information for students in the LEADS program (Lifelong Educational Attainment for Determined Students). 
(If you're not already in the LEADS / Online Accelerated Bachelor's Degree for Adults program, and would like to learn more, please visit the "Take Control of What's Next" page for more details). 

Current / Upcoming LEADS Sessions

Winter 2024
Session 1: 
January 8 - February 21

Session 2: March 11 - April 27

Spring/Summer 2024

Session 1: May 6 - June 17

Session 2: June 24 - August 6

Fall 2024
Session 1: 
August 26 - October 9

Session 2: October 21 - December 14

Tuition Refund Deadlines


Click on the Tuition Refund Deadlines button and then put your course in the search bar to find the following:

  • 100% tuition refund deadline
  • 75% tuition refund deadline
  • Drop with a W grade deadline


View past LEADS Academic Calendars

Practicum Info.

LEADS Practicum Info

Integrative Studies and BAS Majors are required to complete at least 2 credits of experiential learning through a Practicum (INT 491 or BAS 491) as part of their major. This is often done through a project in your workplace or expanding something you may be doing  in your community.

Integrative Studies majors 

  • If you’d like to talk more about the practicum, contact Denise Goerisch ([email protected]) the faculty practicum coordinator.  
  • You will need to complete the LEADS Practicum WorkplanOnce approved, you will be issued a permit to register for INT 491 in the semesters, you have indicated.

See this page of FAQs for additional information.

Bachelors of Applied Science Majors 

  •  If you’d like to talk more about the practicum, contact Santos Ramos ([email protected]) the faculty practicum coordinator.  
  • You will need to complete the BAS Practicum WorkplanOnce approved, you will be issued a permit to register for BAS 491 in the semester, you have indicated.

This video gives an overview of the Practicum experience

Registration Info.

Registration Info.

See this Registrar's page and video to learn how to register for classes on Banner.

When registering for classes, always look for the Attribute of “LEADS Program.”  See the helpful tutorial video at right that guides you step-by-step on this process.



To see details on all of the courses you're registered for, including start dates, professors, and section numbers you can log into MyBanner and follow these instructions:

  1. Click on the student tab
  2. Click on registration
  3. Click on student registration self service
  4. Click on view registration information

Career Services

Career Services

Meet with a Career Advisor early and often!  Learn tools and strategies to support your career goals.

Schedule your appointment today via Handshake.



Professional Advisors

Professional Advisor

Our professional advisors meet with all students in the LEADS program and will help you with questions like when you can register for classes, what are the best classes to register for, how can we help you maximize your credits to graduate as quickly as possible, connecting you to resources at the university to ensure your success, and any advice you need as a student!  They are excited to be able to support you in your academic journey so schedule an appointment with any advisor who has time available that works with your schedule.


Schedule an Appointment With an Advisor

LEADS in the News

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'Mom, we're graduating together!' Mother and daughter relish earning degrees at same time

Eva VanWyck and Corinn VanWyck will be able to watch each other cross the Commencement stage.

Apr 26, 2023

a black and white photo of John Wen typing on a laptop at his dining room table; he is wearing a golf shirt

Event celebrates student academic, leadership achievements

A new award presented at the Student Awards Convocation went to a student who, at one point, dropped out of college.

Apr 17, 2023

student walking with backpack and carrying books in arms, walking in a hallway

New GVSU degree program helps students step quickly into jobs they want

A unique degree program at Grand Valley was designed to get people who have technical training into the jobs they want ý and quickly.

Feb 6, 2023

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Page last modified April 3, 2024