Registration is now open for Winter 2022 classes at Grand Rapids Community College, with opportunities to schedule around home and work responsibilities and connect with support services to help along the way.
About 50 percent of GRCC’s nearly 2,000 available courses are being offered in person, in Grand Rapids and with availability at new GRCC Lakeshore Campus in Holland Township. Fall 2021 semester enrollment in credit-seeking classes was up by 4.4 percent, so students are encouraged to enroll now for the best class selection.
“We understand the impact a college degree or certificate can have as people return to work or look to advance in their careers,” said Tina Hoxie, GRCC’s associate provost and dean of Student Affairs.
“There are now a variety of programs that will be able to help people start — or restart — their educational journey. Students can take as few as two classes a semester to access state financial aid programs and keep moving forward, working around their busy schedules. It might seem overwhelming to someone who has been away from college for a while, or who is just starting out. We have specialists who want to help you every step of the way.”
GRCC offers courses in other formats that have proven popular, especially with students looking to start or restart their education through Michigan Reconnect, a state program that covers the cost of in-district tuition.
Hybrid classes are conducted partly on campus and partly online. Virtual classes meet online at set times with opportunities to engage with faculty and classmates. Traditional online classes allow students to log in and get started at any time of the day.
GRCC’s enrollment and admissions specialists are able to assist with the process and answer questions. The team can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at (616) 234-3300, with additional information at grcc.edu/enroll.