GVSU adult students meeting with their cohort before class.

This Is The Place For You

Whatever your educational goals, we understand you have concerns that are more than academic. You might be thinking about balancing school and your job, childcare, or changing careers. Whether you have a specific path in mind, or need a little guidance from an expert, our advisors will listen and help you navigate the obstacles keeping you from achieving your goals.

With offerings like our online skill-focused certificates and our accelerated degree completion program, Grand Valley will help your career and your life to the next level.

More Choices for Greater Opportunities

GVSU LEADS student studying at home.


Looking to finish a degree? We can help you. Find out more about bachelor degree programs we offer designed for adult learners.


Or you can explore any of Grand Valley's other 98 bachelor's degree programs and work with one of our advisor's to start on a completely new path.

A GVSU adult student in front of the Steelcase Library on Grand Valley's Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids campus.


Non-academic credit and/or continuing education professional licensure renewal opportunities available through GVSU.

GVSU Health Administration student on Grand Valley's Health Campus.


The world is changing in unprecedented ways. Current jobs are evolving. New ones are being born of opportunity and necessity. If you want to increase your post-baccalaureate education to meet the changing professional challenges, Grand Valley is here to help. 

Visit the Graduate School website for a list of GVSU graduate programs.

You can also attend a Graduate School event.

A GVSU veteran student on the Allendale and Campus


Grand Valley understands that service members and their families have unique needs and responsibilities when it comes to starting and completing their degrees. GVSU is dedicated to being veteran-inclusive, and we've created a comprehensive program that helps veterans feel supported and connected.

Learn more about our Veteran Complete program and discover the resources available to you at the Veteran's Resources Center.

The Support You Deserve

From Application to Graduation

Whatever you're balancing, you'll find supportive staff, faculty, and students and a culture where you can belong. Whether you need help studying, navigating campus, or just finding a group of fellow adult students to connect in with, Grand Valley is here for you and will remain with you until you finish. You can find all of the resources below and more on our Adult Services page.

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Need to Talk It Over?

Sometimes it helps to talk things through with an advisor. Our staff are dedicated to adult students like you and understand the unique challenges you are facing returning to school. You can connect with them by phone at (616) 331-7180, by email, or by making an online appointment

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