Students socializing in the Bostwick Commons of GRCC

Welcome!

Welcome to Grand Rapids Community College! We are excited that you have chosen to attend GRCC and we look forward to meeting you soon. Your first step to success is completing an orientation. Please click on the link below that best describes you:

 

 

I am a high school graduate with a GPA of 3.0 or higher:

  • You have the option to complete the online version of orientation to fulfill your requirement, or you may attend orientation in person.
  • To proceed with the online orientation, log into your Blackboard account and click on "new student orientation".

 

 

 

I am a high school graduate with a GPA below 3.0:

  • In addition, we highly suggest you complete the online version of orientation prior to the in-person session and use it as a resource throughout your first year at GRCC. You can access the online orientation through your Blackboard account.

 

 

 

I am a student with a GED:

  • In addition, we highly suggest you complete the online version of orientation prior to the in-person session and use it as a resource throughout your first year at GRCC. You can access the online orientation through your Blackboard account.

 

 

 

I am transferring to GRCC with less than 12 completed college credits:

  • You have the option to complete the online version of orientation to fulfill your requirement, or you may attend orientation in person.
  • To proceed with the online orientation, log into your Blackboard account and click on "new student orientation".

 

 

 

I am transferring to GRCC with 12 or more completed college credits:

  • You are not required to complete orientation. However, you are welcome to either complete the online version and/or attend in-person if you choose.
  • RSVP for a session at www.grcc.edu/newstudent

 

 

 

I am a guest student just taking a few classes and transferring the credits back to my home institution:

  • You are not required to complete orientation. You should consult with your home college or university about what courses they will accept from Grand Rapids Community College.
  • For guest students wishing to enroll in online or hybrid courses, an online distance learning orientation is required before you can register for the course. You can access the "Distance Learning Orientation" through your blackboard account. 
  • If you need any assistance registering for courses, please contact our Enrollment Center at 616.234.3300