Advice for high school students
Planning ahead for your academic career at Calvin might seem like a daunting task, but we want to give you the tools to prepare in high school for a possible career in engineering.
The field of engineering is diverse by nature and has something specific to offer you. The principles, concepts and theories that engineers use in their work are founded on math and science. Engineers add to this foundation engineering design principles.
Typical first-year engineering courses
|ENGR-101 – Intro to Engineering Design||ENGR-205 – Principles of Material Science|
|MATH-171 – Calculus I||MATH-172 – Calculus II|
|CHEM-103 – General Chemistry I||PHYS-133 – Introductory Physics: Mechanics and Gravity|
|ENGR-181 – Engineering Graphical Communication Lab||Health & Fitness core|
|ENGL-101 – Written Rhetoric||History or Religion core|
|IDIS-149 – First-Year Seminar|
Engineering from a Christian worldview
Transferring from one program to another might seem complex, but all engineering programs require similar preparatory courses (calculus, statistics, chemistry, physics, computer science) and many colleges offer similar introductory engineering coursework (introduction to engineering design; CAD). At Calvin, the engineering courses are all calculus based; because of this, algebra classes will not transfer to Calvin.
Most transfer students cannot apply all of their courses from other schools to Calvin’s engineering requirements. Therefore, two years at one school does not necessarily equal two years of credit at Calvin. Most commonly, students are able to transfer enough credits to complete an engineering degree from Calvin in three to three-and-a-half years.
If you are interested in transferring to Calvin, submit a copy of your transcripts and course syllabi to the engineering department chair for review. Please do this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by working with the registrar’s office. Please allow for a minimum of two weeks for the evaluation to be complete.
For information on applying to Calvin as a transfer student, please visit the Admissions Transfer Page.