College | Career | Commitment: What to Expect


  • Development of an Individual Service Plan (ISP)
  • College and/or career exploration
  • Academic instruction and refresher courses 
  • Career preparation
  • Personal assessments and inventories
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student at computer


  • One on one advising to create a self-paced ISP
  • Initial academic, personal, and/or career assessment
  • Regular monitoring and revising of ISP
  • Communication and feedback for successful completion of plan


  • Academic advisors
  • Financial Aid office
  • Career center
  • Disability Support Resources services and technology
  • Other student retention resources at Grand Valley State University
Student Veteran


To include, but not limited to: 

  • English: Reading, Writing, Grammar, GED Instruction
  • Math: Pre-Algebra to Pre-Calculus, GED Instruction
  • Computer Literacy: Microsoft Office, keyboarding, Introduction to Coding
  • Science: Biology, Physics, Chemistry
  • Foreign Language: Spanish


  • Stipend and Rapid bus pass
  • Referral to vetted community organizations
  • Assistance with completion of college applications, forms, and essays
  • Referral to campus student resources
  • Assistance with navigating military/VA benefits
VUB Tailgate


Examples include:

  • Designated veterans resource center
  • Hosted networking events
  • Self-help workshops
  • College tours and events
  • Service opportunities
  • Socials such as Coffee & Camaraderie" and "Topics on Tap"

Page last modified July 1, 2022