Student Academic Success Center

Academic Policies

There are a number of processes at Grand Valley to assist you, the student, to appeal various academic situations.  Listed below are the academic policies that our department assists with. You can download each form by clicking on the words in blue. 

Petition to Return:
A student would need to complete this process to apply for readmission to Grand Valley.  Per the GVSU catalog ,"A dismissed student may apply for readmission after a period of one calendar year. Evidence of maturity and improved attitude toward academics and the written support of the student’s academic advisor must accompany the application for readmission."  A complete petition will include the following:

  • Petition to Return form
  • Letter of support from your academic advisor
  • A detailed academic plan for your major
  • Any documentation that supports your appeal, i.e., medical records, academic transcripts, etc.
  • Appeal letter that includes any detailed information you could not fit on the Petition to Return form

Appeals should be submitted no later than 10 days prior to the start of the semester you wish to re-enter.  Completed appeals must be turned into the Registrar's Office,150 Student Services Building. 

Student Concern:
This process is for students who want to appeal a course evaluation and/or substitution for General Education Foundation/Culture requirements.  A complete application will include the following:

  • Student Concern form
  • Any attachments

Appeals should be submitted electronically to sascconcerns@gvsu.edu for review. 

Residency Waiver:
Students should file a Residency Waiver appeal if they want to take courses at another institution while in their last 30 credits at Grand Valley.  An academic advisor must sign the form in support of the request.  Appeals should be submitted to the Student Academic Success Center, 200 Student Services Building.

Credit Overload Request - Use Registration and Drop/Add Course Form:
Students who wish to take more than 20 credits in one semester must submit a Drop/Add Course Form with their advisor's signature of approval on it, along with a statement explaining why you need to take this higher credit load. Requests should be submitted to the Student Academic Success Center, 200 Student Services Building for a decision.

Complete Withdrawal Form:
Students who want to stop attending Grand Valley must submit a Complete Withdrawal Form to the Registrar's Office, 150 Student Services before classes end for the semester in which they wish to withdraw.

 

Page last modified August 4, 2014