GVSU College Prep Week

The GVSU CSO College Prep Week welcomes 100 high school juniors and seniors from GVSU charter schools to participate in a week of academic and cultural exploration. Students from across Michigan take a deep dive into everything Grand Valley State University offers to experience what it is like to be a college student! 


How To Attend

The 2021 College Prep Week will be held virtually from July 19-23. High school students who are interested in attending must complete the College Prep Week Registration form.


What To Expect

When you attend GVSU's College Prep Week, you jump right in to a non-stop schedule that keeps you moving, learning, and having fun. Many of the activities focus on college preparation, personal growth, and stepping out of your comfort zone to try something new!

College Preparation

  • Virtual campus tour
  • SAT Prep course
  • Explore what you want to study
  • Simulated college classes with GVSU professors
  • Connect with GVSU students and faculty
  • Learn about college resources and student support
  • Motivational speakers from GVSU
  • Free GVSU college application

Virtual Adventures/Activities

  • Virtual escape room
  • Virtual tour of the Smithsonian
  • Virtual team-building
  • Prize drawing to win GVSU swag, iPads, Beats headphones, and more

Professional Preparation

  • Resume-building
  • Personal management skill development
  • Prepare for professional settings

The Staff

Director

The GVSU College Prep Week is led by Dr. Barry Hall II, the assistant director of charter through college programs. Dr. Hall - along with other members of the GVSU Charter Schools Office - plans the major details of the week and is often working "behind the scenes" as the students participate in the day's activities.

Dr. Barry Hall II

Dr. Barry Hall II

College Prep Week Navigators

The GVSU Charter Schools Office recruits current GVSU undergraduate students to be "college prep navigators." These students are typically entering their junior or senior year of college and provide the high school students with insight about the college experience. They work alongside the high school students throughout the entire week and help answer questions.

 

12 college students posing together

College Prep Week Navigators