How to Apply

Suggested application deadline to apply for the College Student Affairs Leadership program for the Fall 2015 is: January 1st, 2015.*

Steps to complete for application:

Please note application to the CSAL program is separate from graduate assistantship applications.  Both must be submitted to be considered for a G.A. position.

  1. Complete the graduate program application.
    1. A $30 nonrefundable application fee (unless you have previously applied to Grand Valley).

    2. General eligibility requirements for federal aid require a valid Social Security Number. To assist with your financial aid processing, please complete this field on the application

  2. With the online application, be sure to upload…

    1. Cover Letter

    2. Letter of Intent

    3. Resume

    4. 3 Letters of Recommendation

  3. Have official transcripts sent to Office of Admissions at GVSU.

    1. Admissions Office
      Grand Valley State University
      1 Campus Drive
      Allendale, MI 49401

  4. Apply for a CSAL graduate assistantship.

Please note the GRE is not required for admissions.

*Admissions to the Master's of Education CSAL program is done on a rolling basis.  Applications submitted after January 1st will still be considered.

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If you have questions about admission to the College of Education
Contact Dr. Jay Cooper at