2021-2022 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
Center for Adult and Continuing Studies
Executive Director: Simone Jonaitis
The Center for Adult and Continuing Studies provides lifelong learners with access to relevant, inclusive, high-quality educational opportunities by responding to lifelong learning needs of individuals and communities.
The Center for Adult and Continuing Studies coordinates academic programs, services, and professional development for learners throughout the state of Michigan and beyond. For more information about programs and services available at Grand Valley's campuses and regional sites throughout Michigan, please contact us by phone at (616) 331-7180 or on the Web at gvsu.edu/learn.
Additional details about professional development opportunities can be found in the Community Resources section of the catalog.
Pre-admission and transfer advising: The staff at the center recognize the unique needs of the nontraditional student and the multiple time constraints and demands of an individual's experience. Professional advisors are available to help students with individual support prior to and while attending GVSU. Services include transfer advising, adult and veteran support, and help with navigating the academic and cultural landscape of the university.
Accelerated degree completion for adults: The center also manages and supports a unique accelerated degree completion program specifically designed for the adult learner. The degree completion is offered online in six-week sessions. Details can be found online at gvsu.edu/complete.
Grand Valley State University offers degree completion and a full range of services to Northern Michigan. The Traverse City Regional Center, located at the Northwestern Michigan College University Center, offers undergraduate degrees in allied health and integrative studies. Students can earn a master's degree in education and physician assistant studies. Individuals and organizations seeking additional information about Grand Valley in Northern Michigan can call (231) 995-1785 or visit gvsu.edu/learn/traverse.
Grand Forum Scholarship for Continuing Education
This scholarship provides financial assistance to persons whose college education was interrupted for one or more reasons and who wish to continue to pursue earning a college degree at Grand Valley. Candidates must be returning as undergraduate students. Candidates must have a minimum of 24 prior credits at Grand Valley and be enrolled as a degree-seeking student with at least three credit hours. They must demonstrate financial need as defined by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Scholarship amount varies and cannot exceed the cost of three credits.