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Grand Rapids Community College provides a great opportunity for students at four-year colleges and universities to take classes as a guest student. Students can take advantage of more affordable tuition, smaller class sizes, and outstanding faculty members. GRCC provides classes in-person and online, with the ability to schedule around home and work responsibilities.

GRCC is part of the Michigan Transfer Agreement with public and private schools across the state, allowing most credits to transfer easily. Students should first check with their home institution’s course equivalency guide to ensure that GRCC courses will transfer back.

Eligible students can use their Grand Rapids Promise Zone scholarship, which covers tuition and other expenses, as a guest student at GRCC.  A new application is required for each semester you plan to attend GRCC.

Get ahead on your degree!


Benefits of being a GRCC guest student:


  • In-person classes on the Main Campus and DeVos Campus in Grand Rapids or the GRCC Lakeshore Campus in Holland.
  • Online and hybrid classes. 
  • More affordable tuition to limit student debt.
  • Most credits transfer easily. 
  • Take advantage of Grand Rapids Promise Zone benefits, if eligible.



Classes are available in in-person, hybrid, and online formats, and offered in 7- or 14-week sessions. 

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Application Information

Before you apply:

  • Check your home institution's course equivalency (transfer) guide to ensure your GRCC course selection will transfer back.
  • Visit GRCC's ClassFinder to see if the GRCC course you would like to take is offered in the semester you would like to take it.
  • Browse our Course Catalog to make sure you have all the prerequisites met for the classes you want to take.

After you Apply:

  1. You will receive an email once your application has been processed and you are ready to enroll.
  2. Register for classes through the Online Center in the MyGRCC link.


Ryan Miller
You save money, you get ahead on your degree, and have quality professors.
Ryan Miller, GRCC guest student