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GRCC to offer expedited admissions amidst the coronavirus pandemic

(Sabrina Edwards/The Collegiate)

With a number of colleges and universities adjusting their format of teaching to accommodate recommendations for minimizing the spread of COVID-19, Grand Rapids Community College has unveiled Express Advising and Express Registration programs geared toward transfer students and incoming freshmen. 

The Academic Advising and Transfer Center at GRCC is available for Express Advising appointments throughout the month of August, up to the start of the fall semester which begins Aug. 31. Information on dates and times can be found here

Students who are prepared to enroll in classes at GRCC can attend the virtual Express Registration sessions, held via Google Meet, at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 11-13. There are options for students to meet with a GRCC Student Ambassador for a personal appointment online, too. Additional information regarding these options can be found here

Attending GRCC can help students “save money in a safe environment while continuing to earn transfer credits and stay on track for graduation,” according to a statement from the college. 

“It’s understandable that many families are evaluating all their options for the fall and will have many questions,” stated Tina Hoxie, GRCC’s associate provost and dean of Students Affairs.“Many students are looking to stay close to home, or are taking all online classes at their universities. GRCC offers quality classes that will transfer to our four-year partners with an affordable tuition.”

GRCC is offering classes in four formats: online, virtual, hybrid, and in-person, with the caveat that the hybrid and in-person classes “could shift to remote or online instruction at any time in the event of another pandemic-related shutdown.” College administrators are working with the Kent County Health Department and the state to remain informed on the latest developments on the pandemic.