The GVSU Pathways to College Office coordinates and provides pre-college programming and outreach to prepare and inspire students from underrepresented backgrounds to attend Grand Valley. GVSU is committed to providing higher education experiences for middle school and high school students. The Office features programs and initiatives intended to support students on their journey to college. With an array of services from GVSU, the Pathways to College Office strives to improve the academic experiential profiles of participants from diverse backgrounds and once at GVSU, effectively provide transition support through various resources across the university; including the Laker Connections and TRiO programs. The program assists underrepresented students in college-going readiness while exposing pre-college students to information, knowledge, and skills to prepare them adequately for college entry and success at GVSU.