Admissions Requirements

Honors at Grand Valley

The Honors College at Grand Valley is a place for students who want to make the most of their college experience. It's a place for students who enjoy the best of what school has to offer, including learning inside and outside the classroom, exchanging ideas and information with others passionate about academics, and taking advantage of the myriad opportunities available within a thriving university community. The Honors College is a place for students eager to explore their local, national, and global communities.

Before you can apply for admission to the Frederik Meijer Honors College, you must first be accepted to Grand Valley. Apply to GVSU.

Admission Guidelines

The Frederik Meijer Honors College employs a holistic application process, which means that we consider the whole student, not just static indicators. In our application, we look for demonstrations of strong academic motivation and ability to achieve on a high level. The application asks you to show these through completing a self-assessment, listing academic and leadership accomplishments, writing a strong essay, and submitting a significant analytical or creative paper from high school. In terms of GPA and test scores, our normal expectation of high school applicants entering college for the first time is a 3.5 high school GPA and an ACT score of 28 or an SAT score of 1300. These are not hard requirements, however.

The Honors College also welcomes applications from students transferring from another college or university or from within GVSU. Our normal expectation is that transfer students will have a 3.5 college GPA.

All prospective students should review the Self Assessment for Prospective Students for characteristics of students in the Frederik Meijer Honors College. If these characteristics describe you, please apply. If you've already been accepted by Grand Valley and want to apply to the Meijer Honors College, complete the online application here.

There is no specific deadline for applications and students are encouraged to apply as early as possible before the semester they want to start. High School Students should apply before May 1 due to Orientation starting in May but applications will be accepted throughout the summer. 

Page last modified February 15, 2019