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Admitted Graduate Students

Welcome to Grand Valley!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Grand Valley State University! We are pleased you chose us to pursue your graduate degree.

This page is designed to let you know the steps you will need to complete for getting started at Grand Valley. Follow the links below, or learn more about all the ways the Graduate School can assist you.

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Graduate student Mohamed Azuz studying at the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons

Watch Graduate student Mohammed Azuz talk about his experiences in and out of the classroom at GVSU.

Admitted Student Checklist

Step 1

Schedule A Campus Visit 

Grand Valley offers many opportunities for students to learn more about our academic community. For those of you unable to make the trip, or for anyone who wants a virtual view of Grand Valley’s campuses, visit our Virtual Tour.

Apply For Housing

Housing is available for graduate students in Grand Rapids and in Allendale.

Apply For Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to have their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filed by March 1st for the following academic year.

Attend Orientation

All new graduate students are welcome to attend orientation. There are program-specific, virtual, and general on-campus options available.

Register For Classes

If you've already enrolled and been accepted, you can now register for classes.


Step 2

Make Your Tuition Payment

You will receive information in the mail regarding your tuition bill.

Obtain A Student ID

Visit a Student Assistance Center in the Student Services Building on the Allendale Campus or the Richard M. DeVos Center in downtown Grand Rapids.

Register For A Parking Permit

Parking permits are available for online purchase.

Purchase Textbooks and Supplies

Grand Valley is home of the Laker Store. Shop online or at one of our two stores on the Allendale and Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.