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Before You Sign Up for Orientation


Whether you're going to college for the first time or coming back after years away, GRCC can help you achieve your educational goals.  GRCC's various programs, flexible schedules, affordable tuition and student support services enable people of all ages and backgrounds to have access to the higher education necessary to achieve their goals. Visit GRCC Admissions to learn more.

Financial Aid

GRCC offers a number of approaches to making higher education as affordable as possible. Student loans, grants, and scholarships are available to those who qualify. Visit Financial Aids Financial Aid website to learn more.

Placement Testing

The Assessment Center provides a variety of assessment and placement services. The Accuplacer test is used to place students in the appropriate English, math and reading courses. Please contact the Lakeshore Campus at 616-234-2200 to schedule an appointment to take the Accuplacer test. Students can earn college credit by completing CLEP tests or Challenge tests. Health Entry tests are also conducted in reading and math for students entering GRCC health programs.

Registering for Classes

Visit the Student Records Registration page to learn how to register for classes once you are accepted into GRCC.

Tuition and Payment

Information about current GRCC tuition costs can be found here.


The Counseling and Career Center has compiled a list of GRCC Degree and Certificate Programs. They can be found here.


GRCC is a commuter school. There are no on campus housing facilities at GRCC. However, Student Life has compiled a list of local NON-GRCC AFFILIATED housing listings that can be found here.


Visit GRCC Student Employment Services to learn about potential Main and Lakeshore Campus jobs.