Transfer Students

Academics / Departments & Programs / Engineering / Before Calvin / Transfer Students

Transferring from one engineering program to another might seem complex, but it can be done! We'll work to welcome you into Calvin's engineering program as efficiently as possible.

Most transfer students cannot receive full credit for all of their courses from other schools; 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.

An important thing to keep in mind as you plan your transfer is that all engineering programs are sequential in nature—meaning you must take Physics 186 before you take Physics 235. At Calvin, the engineering courses are all calculus-based; because of this, algebra classes will not transfer to Calvin.

If you are interested in transferring to Calvin, submit a copy of your transcripts and course syllabi to the engineering department chair for review at engineering@calvin.edu. 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.

Grand Valley State University

These are course recommendations for those wishing to transfer into the engineering program at Calvin. Students who wish to pursue this degree should contact the Calvin engineering department chair as soon as possible in their college career. In addition to these courses from the engineering program, students are encouraged to fulfill one or more core (general education) requirements. Equivalent core courses can be found in the Transfer Equivalency Guide on the Calvin registrar's website. Core courses recommended are written rhetoric, health & fitness, history, philosophy, the arts, and literature. The engineering program also requires two years of high school or one year of college/university foreign language study.

GVSU Course

Calvin Course

CHM115

CHEM 103

CS261

CS 104

EGR102

ENGR 101

EGR101

ENGR 181

EGR209

ENGR 202

MTH201

MATH 171

MTH202

MATH 172

MTH203

MATH 271

PHY230

PHYS 133

PHY 234

PHYS 235

Grand Rapids Community College

These are course recommendations for those wishing to transfer into the engineering program at Calvin. Students who wish to pursue this degree should contact the Calvin engineering department chair as soon as possible in their college career.  In addition to these courses from the engineering program, students are encouraged to fulfill one or more core (general education) requirements. Equivalent core courses can be found in the Transfer Equivalency Guide on the Calvin University registrar's website. Core courses recommended are written rhetoric, health & fitness, history, philosophy, the arts, and literature. The engineering program also requires two years of high school or one year of college/university foreign language study.


GRCC Course

Calvin Course

CM 103

CHEM 103

EG 208 & 212

ENGR 202

EG 110

ENGR 181

MA 133

MATH 171

MA 134

MATH 172

PH 245

PHYS 133

PH 246

PHYS 235

Other Community Colleges

Listed below are some other community colleges that Calvin has accepted transfer credit from in the past. If you are planning on transferring to Calvin or would like to take courses that could transfer to Calvin as part of the engineering program, please talk to the engineering department chair or your advisor to confirm the transferability of a course and to determine what classes would work best for you. For additional details regarding transfer equivalencies, please visit the registrar's Transfer Equivalency Guide.

  1. Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  2. Kellogg Community College
  3. Oakland Community College
  4. Lansing Community College
  5. Mott Community College
  6. Muskegon Community College
  7. College of DuPage

Pre-Engineering Programs

Listed below are some Christian colleges and universities that have pre-engineering programs that Calvin has accepted transfer credit from in the past. If you are planning on transferring to Calvin, please talk to the engineering department chair or your adviser to confirm the transferability of a course and to determine what classes would work best for you.

  1. Azusa Pacific University
  2. Covenant College
  3. Evangel University
  4. Greenville College
  5. Houston Baptist University

Last updated on September 12, 2019

Take the next step:

SOCIAL MEDIA

The latest sights & sounds | #calvinuniversity

Female student wading in Plaster Creek, examining a sample of water, holding it up to the sky.

ACADEMIC OPTIONS

With over 100 majors and programs, you’re bound to find something you love.

Browse by category

× CLOSE DRAWER
A dramatic view looking up at the Calvin's Crossing bridge, with a perfect blue sky overhead.

Apply to Calvin

It all starts here! We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. All completed applications receive equal consideration.

Start your journey × CLOSE DRAWER
A female and male student walking side by side down the Calvin's Crossing bridge, conversing with eachother.

Visit Calvin

Find the visit option that works best for you and get a taste for life at Calvin!

Browse Visit Options Launch the virtual tour × CLOSE DRAWER
Students huddled around, lighting sparklers with a beautiful evening sky behind them.

Request Info

Learn why Calvin's dedication to faith and discovery have earned it the rank of #3 among regional midwest universities.

Loading...
Graduates in their robes, tossing their caps high into the air, laughing.

Costs & Financial Aid

Families from all economic backgrounds—many just like yours—are making Calvin work. Scholarships, grants and loans are the tools that make Calvin possible.

Explore financial aid & Scholarships How much does Calvin cost? × CLOSE DRAWER
Top