Welcome to Grand Valley State University Battle Creek Regional Outreach Center

Grand Valley State University Battle Creek Regional Outreach Center supports career exploration and provides individualized educational planning assistance to facilitate educational goal attainment. The center also supports the educational goals of K-12 students, transfer students, and adults in the community, while providing resources to assist Battle Creek Public Schools in their district transformation.

Our center staff would love to serve and help you with your educational goals including:

  • College and career exploration
  • College admission application and essay support
  • College advising
  • Assistance with FAFSA completion and support
  • Scholarship application and essay support

To set up an appointment with one of our center advisors, either through a socially distant in-person session, video conference, or by phone, please email gvsubattlecreek@gvsu.edu or call/text us at (616) 331-7610.

Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Set Up Your Appointment Today!

Drop-In Virtual Advising Sessions are held:

We can support you in your educational goal planning including:

  • College and career exploration
  • College admission application and essay support
  • College advising
  • Assistance with FAFSA completion and support
  • Scholarship application and essay support

Educational Resources

For Students: Watch our virtual educational outreach video series located on the Advising and Support page and our GVSU Battle Creek Regional Outreach Center YouTube Page!

For Educators: Graduate Program Directors from GVSU's College of Education and Community Innovation host online information sessions for current classroom teachers considering graduate degrees in education. Visit the Adult Learners page for more information.


Free K-12 Tutoring

Free virtual tutoring services are available to K-12 students throughout the state of Michigan. Tutors are comprised of volunteer GVSU community members and include faculty, staff, students, alumni, retirees, etc. Volunteers have indicated grade bands and subjects they are comfortable working with and must pass a GVSU background check prior to working with students.  To ensure continuity of services, there will also be a handful of students who are hired to work consistent tutoring hours and service those most in need. 

To find a tutor, visit the Find a Tutor page.

To become a tutor, visit the Become a Tutor page.

 


Six high school seniors from Battle Creek plan to attend Grand Valley in fall 2020

GVSU scholarship program helps to make college possible for first-generation students

Posted: January 5, 2021

Six high school seniors from Battle Creek interested in pursuing education, nursing or health professions received scholarships to attend Grand Valley in fall 2020 through a partnership among the university, Battle Creek Public Schools and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 

Learn more at https://www.secondwavemedia.com/southwest-michigan/features/GVSU-scholarship-program-helps-to-make-college-possible-for-first-generation-students-010621.aspx


Battle Creek Public Schools partnered with GVSU and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to positively impact education in the community by implementing the following initiatives:

 

Supporting Battle Creek Public Schools Educators:

  • Project-Based Learning
  • High-Leverage Teaching Practices
  • Student Teacher Pipeline
  • Paraprofessional Pathway
  • New Teacher Mentoring

Preparing Battle Creek Public School Students for Careers in Health, Education, and STEM:

  • Dual Enrollment Courses - Allied Health and Education
  • Career Exploration Summer Camps (sHaPe, STEPS, EXCEL)
  • Freshman Health Career Exploration Fair
  • STEM Innovation Center