Academic Advising




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The advisors at Grand Valley State University are here to help your student have a satisfying academic experience and to encourage them to use the resources available on campus.

The role of the academic advisor is to give students tools, suggestions, and context with which to make informed decisions. However, it is the student's responsibility to register for courses, seek out important information, be knowledgeable of policies and procedures, and play an active role in their education.

We understand that parents often find themselves in a difficult position regarding their student's academic planning and experiences, and we encourage parents to talk to their students both about the importance of maintaining a relationship with their academic advisor as well as learning to self-research.

Page last modified November 25, 2009