Administrative Experience
 
Can you update any of this information online yourself?

 
Which of the following can you do online?

 
What campus and community services are covered by debit-card, smart-card, or one-card systems?

 
Is the school catalog—including course descriptions, degree requirements, academic policies, and the semester/ term schedule of classes—available on the Web?

 
What security and privacy policies are in place to protect student information?

 
How does the campus educate students about and protect them from identity theft?

 
How does the campus notify students of their rights under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)?

 
How does the campus manage e-mail spam and spyware?
Managing your personal information
 
What personal information can you view online?
Contact information, grades, degree progress, student schedule, registration history, withdrawal information, major, minor and advisor information, student account, financial aid awards and status.
 
Can you update any of this information online yourself?
You may change your contact information, schedule, major, minor, request an advisor and accept/decline your financial aid award.
 
Conducting business
 
Which of the following can you do online?
Check admissions status - YES
Pay bills  - YES
Accept/decline/view financial aid awards - YES
Register for, add, and drop courses - YES
Learn course grades - YES
View and print unofficial transcripts - YES
Check progress toward completion of degree requirements - YES
 
What campus and community services are covered by debit-card, smart-card, or one-card systems?
Food services, library services, recreational services, laundry services, student software, bus transportation services and discounts for community services/events.
 
Is the school catalog—including course descriptions, degree requirements, academic policies, and the semester/ term schedule of classes—available on the Web?
Yes, http://catalog.gvsu.edu
 
Privacy, security, and usage rules
 
What security and privacy policies are in place to protect student information?
Security and Privacy policies can be found at www.gvsu.edu/it/policy which include network account usage, email usage, electronic media and copyright usage and file sharing policy.
 
How does the campus educate students about and protect them from identity theft?
General information about security and privacy are covered in the policies that students accept when they get their network and other computer accounts.
 
How does the campus notify students of their rights under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)?
Three times per year, a postcard is sent to all registered students explaining FERPA information.  Additional information is available to students at www.gvsu.edu/studentprivacy to answer any further questions.
 
How does the campus manage e-mail spam and spyware?
A spam appliance filters all e-mail spam.  Spyware in handled by Microsoft Windows Defender.

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