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If you're looking to complete a certificate, degree or transfer credits to another college or university, then applying as a degree-seeking student is the way to go! 

Helpful tips before you apply

  • Find your major - GRCC offers something for everyone. See our program list and find out what works for you.
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  • Take a tour - Experience what it's like to be a Raider! Schedule a visit to learn about our student life, clubs and organizations, applying and paying for college at GRCC.
  • View registration dates - See the dates of the semesters and class registration dates.
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3 steps to becoming a degree-seeking student

Step 1 - Complete online application

Step 1 - Complete online application

Choose the semester.

Please refer to the academic calendar for semester start dates.

Step 2 - Send transcripts and test scores

Step 2 - Send transcripts and test scores

  • Email, fax, or mail a copy of your:
    • high school transcript or GED certificate.
    • ACT or SAT Scores. ACT scores must be from 2018 or later and SAT scores must be from 2016 or later. If your scores are older, you would need to take the placement test.
    • Or, if you have at least 12 college credits earned with a GPA of 2.0 or higher, you can be admitted with your college transcript instead of the high school requirements listed above. If you wish to transfer credits towards a GRCC degree, request that a copy of your official college transcript be sent to GRCC via email, fax, or mail:
      • Email: enroll@grcc.eduFax: (616) 234-3200 Mail: GRCC Admission, 143 Bostwick NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Step 3 - Take placement test

Step 3 - Take placement test

See which placement test you will need to take to complete the enrollment process.

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