Welcome to Advising at Grand Valley

Whether you are a first-year student, a transfer student or a student preparing to graduate, our academic advisors are here to help you achieve a meaningful and successful educational experience. 

Advising Centers

FAQ's & Tutorials

Academic Blueprint

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Determine the name and location of your academic advisor or advising center.
  • Make an appointment with your academic advisor during your first semester.
  • Prepare a list of questions and topics of discussion for your advisor.
  • Read advising emails sent to you throughout the semester.
  • Become familiar with the academic calendar and GVSU policies and procedures.
  • Know how to calculate your grade point average.
  • Review your next semester schedule and develop an academic plan for the next registration cycle.
  • Learn how to read your GVSU myPath in myBanner and be able to use the "what if" option.
  • Become familiar with your learning style and study skills.
  • Get to know at least one faculty member.

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