Cohort Application Process

Thank you for your interest in Van Andel Education Institute’s (VAEI) 2018 Spring Cohort Program.

Please visit this site between Friday, Sept. 1 and Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 to request an application for the VAEI 2018 Spring Cohort Program. For more information, call 616.234.5528 or email

2018 Spring Cohort Details

Tuesday, January 16 – Thursday, April 26, 2018
Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Cohort Application Process

Van Andel Education Institute seeks and admits students who are curious, creative, persistent and who enjoy working with others. Students selected must make a commitment to attend the Cohort Program for three years. The Institute seeks a student body reflecting the demographics of the Grand Rapids Community.

Step 1: Request for Application

Applicants from the Grand Rapids area request an application during the designated time for each session.

Step 2: Submit an Application

When you receive your application, fill it out in its entirety, following all instructions, and send it in before the application deadline listed. Incomplete applications will not be considered during the selection process.

Step 3: Selection

After the application deadline, the selection process begins. A letter is sent to applicants regarding results of selection process.

Step 4: Orientation

An orientation is scheduled prior to the first session for those who are selected.