Admitted Transfer Students

Welcome to Grand Valley!

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

Admitted Student Checklist

Stage 1

Apply For Financial Aid

The application period is between October 1 and the priority deadline of March 1. The deadline for admissions scholarships is March 1 for the following fall semester.

Apply For Campus Housing

Submit a $150 deposit by May 1.

Sign Up For Orientation

This session will give you the opportunity to meet with an advisor and register for classes.

Stage 2

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.

Register For A Parking Permit

Parking permits may be purchased online.

Campus Dining

Meal plans, restaurant hours, and more can be found at Campus Dining.


A Gmail account is assigned to all students immediately following their admission to GVSU.

Campus Map

Use Campus Maps to find driving directions and campus information.

Meet Rainesha, a GVSU transfer from Bowling Green

Meet Rainesha Williams-Fox, one of our transfer student spotlights from Bowling Green.

"Grand Valley made it very easy for me to transfer and be welcomed into the institution. Their admissions counselor actually reached out to me — Financial Aid reached out to me — to make sure I was OK."

– Rainesha Williams-Fox
  Criminal Justice major


Page last modified July 5, 2017