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Grand Valley State University

Undergraduate Advanced Registration Begins March 19th

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Remember that the Advanced Registration period for Spring/Summer 2013, Fall 2013, and Winter 2014 begins on March 19th for undergraduates. Students should be encouraged to register for all semesters they will attend in 2013-2014 as soon as they are eligible. MORE INFORMATION

Registration dates are determined by adding the number of EARNED credits PLUS the number of currently ENROLLED credits. Using this number and their last name students can determine their registration date using the REGISTRATION SCHEDULE.

Students will often ask why they can't register for a class or receive an error message. Please review common REGISTRATION ERROR MESSAGES

CCPS Students with an academic hold will need to follow our CCPS PROCESS FOR LIFTING AN ADVISOR HOLD and should be referred to our office.

As always, if you have any questions about this process please contact us!

Early Alert: Midterm Grade Contact

CCPS Winter 2013 Midterm Grade Distribution

On February 28th the staff of the CCPS Undergraduate Advising Center made contact with nearly 350 CCPS students who received a university midterm grade report. These reports are made available in myBanner to every student who has earned less than 25 college credits or is on academic review. Our contact is to prompt students to review their midterm grades, provide information about our advising services and workshops, inform them of policies and deadlines, and to provide general outreach for those students who may be struggling academically at this point in the semester. We provide this information to program Unit Heads and coordinators with program specific data as well as the college aggregate data for comparison. 

College of Community & Public Service Majors (Aggregate)

Total # students who received Winter 2013 midterm grades: 338

Overall the mid-semester gpas were...

  • 124 students had 3.00 or better
  • 83 students had 2.50-2.99
  • 66 students had 2.00-2.49
  • 65 students had below a 2.00

Changes to the General Education

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The General Education Program will change for all undergraduate students who graduate after Winter 2013. This goes into effect for all students and does not require a catalog change.

Themes courses are being phased out and replaced by Issues courses. Issues courses let students from different disciplines work together to solve pressing problems that society faces.  Issues courses will begin being offered in the Fall of 2013.   

There will be a transition plan for all students who graduate after Winter 2013 and enroll for the first time before Fall 2014 to allow students to complete Themes, Issues, or a combination of the two. 2013-2014 GENERAL EDUCATION QUICK GUIDE

Students who enter GVSU Fall 2014 or later will be required to complete the Issues.


EAB Student Success Collaborative

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Nancy Giardina, Vice Provost for Student Success presented to the CCPS faculty and staff in attendance at the college-wide meeting on 2/27 about GVSU's participation in the Student Success Collaborative. This collaborative provides another tool for faculty and staff to provide information to students about their performance and timely progression to degree by using predictive data analytics. Faculty and Staff are encouraged to learn more about the collaborative and to sign up to delve deeper into the research library that is available to all members of the collaborative. Additional information will roll out to CCPS faculty and staff as we move forward with implementation. Please look for this information late summer or early fall.



NACADA Journal Includes CCPS-UAC Staff

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The most recent issue of the National Academic Advising Association Journal (Volume 32 - Issue 2) includes book review submissions by two current members of the CCPS Undergradute Advising Center staff as well as a former graduate assistant.. It's exciting to see three familiar CCPS-UAC names in a single issue. The journal features the printed book review citation wth the full review available online.

Anne London, Senior Academic Advisor - reviewed Job Search in Academe: How to get the Position You Deserve

Kate Snider, 2nd year Graduate Assistant - reviewed Stonewall's Legacy: Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Students in Higher Education

Amy Burns, former Graduate Assistant now employed at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville - reviewed Your College Experience: Strategies for Success (9th ed.)

Thank you for representing the College of Community & Public Service Undergraduate Advising Center well!

In the Spotlight: Money Smart Lakers

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In the spotlight this month is a new program on campus being offered through the Financial Aid office. MoneySmart Lakers is a financial literacy program on campus specifically focused on educating students about basic financial skills for their future.  It is the goal of the program to provide students with the tools and resources to help them build a strong finanicial foundation.  MoneySmart Lakers provides group seminars, on demand presentations, and individual appointments to address the needs of the community.

Some of the topics, among others, addressed by MoneySmart Lakers are:
1.  Creating a spending plan.
2.  Learning how to build good credit.
3.  Understanding loan repayment.
4.  Setting financial goals.

For more information please visit MoneySmart Lakers