If you're transferring to Calvin from another college or university, this is the place for you. Learn how to apply, make sure to check out the application deadlines, and don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Ask us about the Transfer Residence Hall Credit of $1,000 available only to incoming transfer students for the 2016-2017 academic year

To apply to Calvin, please submit the following items:

  • The Common Application - including Calvin-specific questions.
  • High school transcript - submitted by your high school through the Common Application.
  • SAT or ACT scores (SAT code 1968; ACT code 1095) - from your official transcript or sent directly from the testing agency. Test scores are often included on your high school transcript. (Test scores are not required if you've had two or more years of previous college experience, or if you're age 21 or older.)
  • Academic recommendation - submitted by a teacher you choose through the Common Application.
  • Transcripts from any college(s) you have attended. An official transcript is required for admissions consideration and transfer credit evaluation.

Application deadlines

Completed applications are considered on a rolling basis until the deadlines below. For maximum scholarship consideration, be admitted by February 1.

Type Fall Semester January Interim Spring Semester
First-Year Aug. 15 Dec. 10 Jan. 10
Transfer Aug. 15 Dec. 10 Jan. 10
Canadian Aug. 15 N/A Jan. 10
International April 1 N/A Dec. 15*
Previously-admitted / guest students: Students applying for readmission or non-degree seeking students are admitted on a space-available basis until the first day of classes.

*We do not accept international applications mid-year unless you are an international student in the U.S. who is transferring to Calvin.

Minimum standards for admission

For first-year applicants
  • 2.5 GPA (on 4.0 scale) or 65-73% in a Canadian grading system
  • 20 ACT or 1020 SAT (510 Math and 510 Critical Reading)
    • SAT/ACT waived for Canadian applicants with cumulative average marks of 75% or above.
  • High school course requirements
For transfer applicants
  • GPA of 2.0 if transferring from a 4-year institution; 2.5 if transferring from a 2-year institution
  • ACT or SAT scores: see above
  • 3 years of college prep math, beginning with Algebra 1
  • High school diploma or equivalent degree (GED)

Applicants with lower grades or scores are encouraged to apply and may be admitted on condition if there is other evidence of academic promise.

 

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