Admitted Undergraduate Students

Welcome to Grand Valley!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Grand Valley State University! This page is designed to let you know the steps you should complete before attending GVSU. Follow the links below for more information.

Admitted Student Checklist

Stage 1

Apply for Financial Aid

Apply between October 1 and the priority deadline of March 1 for maximum consideration.

Apply for Housing

Submit your $150 deposit by May 1. Students who meet this deadline are guaranteed housing on campus.

Sign up for Orientation

To secure your place in our freshman class, admitted students must sign up for an orientation date by May 1. Students who meet this deadline are guaranteed a place in our freshman class.

*Final high school transcript and all college transcripts must be submitted.

Stage 2

Prepare for Orientation

Review the steps for Preparing for Orientation online, and take any necessary placement exams

First-Year Learning Community

Determine interest in the First-Year Learning Community, an academic program specifically for freshman students. 

Review our Move-In Guide

Move-in dates and instructions will be made available to you by e-mail.

Purchase a Parking Permit

Parking permits are available for online purchase.

Purchase Textbooks and Supplies

Shop online or at one of our two Laker Stores on the Allendale and Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Make your Tuition Payment

Grand Valley's Student Accounts Office handles the billing for Grand Valley related expenses. Keep an eye out for information in the mail regarding your tuition bill.

Page last modified March 28, 2018