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Apply today for the 2023 term!

Calvin is test optional, so you don’t even need to submit an SAT or ACT score.

The Calvin Application

Complete the Calvin Application in 25 minutes or less.


The Common App

Add Calvin University to your Common App. This is convenient if you’ve already started a Common App

(Note: first-year applicants can submit either option, but transfer students must use the Calvin Application.)

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The Calvin Promise is $21,000 per year.

Learn more and see if you qualify. No matter your GPA, you will receive some financial aid at Calvin.




Don’t let the unknowns get in your way—this quick video will help break down the application process, things to look out for, and even a few tips to make it as simple as possible.


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    AUGUST 1

    Applications for fall 2023 open August 1.

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    Admitted students begin to receive their financial aid packages.

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    APRIL 30

    The last day we can accept updated academic information (GPA & test scores) for scholarship consideration.

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    MAY 1

    Decision Day! Submit your $300 enrollment deposit to secure your place at Calvin.

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    AUGUST 1

    The Calvin Application for admission and The Common App are both live! Pick one and apply.

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We seek students who will thrive in academic, spiritual, and community life at Calvin. Each completed application is given careful consideration to assess the student’s academic profile based on several important markers of student success:

  • academic performance
  • strength and quality of curriculum
  • demonstrated leadership and service
  • college transcripts, if applicable

Admissions counselors are delighted to get to know you as a unique person. They are available to help throughout the entire application process. Find out who your admissions counselor is here.


Calvin University does not discriminate with regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, or disability in any of its educational programs or activities. To read more on our policies towards admissions, please see the following links.

The Clery Act

Safer Spaces

Student Conduct Code


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