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Advising FAQ

Student Survival Guide:

"So how do I...?"

This guide answers common student questions about how to take care of important things.

Many of the forms needed are available from the GVSU Registrar's Office.

If you want to...

You will need to...

Form or site to use:

Enroll in a closed (full) section

Submit a closed class permit request to the ENS Office

myBanner Override Request

Request a prerequisite override for a course


Submit a prerequisite override request to the ENS Office

myBanner Override Request

Drop a class, or withdraw from all classes, after the 8th week of the semester (drop deadline)

Provide written explanation for drop, obtain signature from instructor and department head, and submit to the Student Academic Success Center for review

Registration Drop/Add Form

Take a class credit/no credit

Submit a Credit/No Credit Request Form to the Registrar's Office no later than the 5th day of the semester

Credit/No Credit Request Form

Change or add a major or minor

Submit change of major in Banner


Change your academic advisor

Submit request for new advisor in Banner


Count a course toward both your major and the ENS minor

Be sure you have at least 30 unduplicated credits to count toward the major


Sign up for Independent Research (ENS 199, 299, 399, or 499)

Submit a completed Independent Research Form

Independent Research Form

Do an internship

Find an internship opportunity, have it approved by the ENS program, and register for ENS 490

The ENS Internship Guide

Apply for graduation (request a degree audit)

Submit an Application for Diploma to the Registrar's Office, preferably at the beginning of the semester prior to semester of graduation

Application for Undergraduate Diploma

Apply the Sustainable Food Systems Certificate to your academic record

Submit an Application for Certificate to the Registrar's Office, prior to the semester of completion

Application for Certificate