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.

Connect with the Graduate School

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

Stage 1

Schedule a Campus Visit

Schedule a Campus Visit

Grand Valley offers many visit opportunities for students. For those unable to make the trip or want an online view of Grand Valley, visit our Virtual Tour.

Apply for Housing

Apply for Housing

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

Apply for Financial Aid

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.


Stage 2

Register for Classes

Register for Classes

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

Attend Orientation

Attend Orientation

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

Make your Tuition Payment

Make your Tuition Payment

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

Obtain a Student I.D.

Obtain a Student I.D.

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

Purchase a Parking Permit

Purchase a Parking Permit

Parking permits are available for online purchase.

Purchase Textbooks and Supplies

Purchase Textbooks and Supplies

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