Advising and Course Planning

Your academic advisors will encourage and support you as you develop the skills to succeed as a student and a future educator. They provide information about academic requirements, university resources, and opportunities to enrich the college experience and their personal lives.

To schedule an appointment with a College of Education advisor, contact the Student Information and Services Center:

Phone: (616) 331-6650

Connect with Your Advisor

  • Meet with assigned College of Education advisor on a regular basis
  • Understand GVSU requirements and those of the major/minor
  • Be aware of application deadlines
  • Review the class schedule each semester


Students will have three advisors:

  • A College of Education faculty advisor
  • A faculty advisor in the student's content area major
  • A professional advisor in the CLAS Academic Advising Center

Transfer students follow the same dual advising process.

Student meeting with an advisor.