Grand Valley is known for its business, dance, education, film and video, nursing, and physical therapy programs. Many professors at Grand Valley are accepting and helpful, although there are exceptions. The workload depends on the professor, course level, and department, but most classes have a mediocre amount of work. Busy work is generally avoided by professors, while most of the assigned homework will really help with understanding the course material. The Writing Center, which offers students quality tutors, will help with any kind of writing for any class. Tutors can also be found for lots of other subjects, as well.
It is important to do research before signing up for classes. Some courses require prerequisites, while a few general education classes are required for certain majors, and sometimes one course can cover two sets of requirements, which will save you time and money. Taking classes with good professors is much more important than it might seem. While most programs and professors at Grand Valley State are decent, the "Themes" (part of the general education program) and "Supplemental Writing Skills" requirements can be tedious, especially for students who do not enjoy writing.