APPLY TO CALVIN

Start toward your future today with a simple and free application

There are two ways to apply at Calvin—choose from the Common Application or the Calvin Application. Each application is straightforward and both are free until November 1. Beginning this fall, you can apply to Calvin as “test optional.” This means we don’t require SAT, ACT, or CLT scores, though you’re welcome to submit them. The only requirements for applying are your application and your transcripts.

When you click “submit” on your application to Calvin, you’ll be making a positive step toward your future.

Note: we are still accepting applications for 2020 Fall! Anyone still wishing to be considered for that term should only use the Calvin application.

The Calvin Application

The Common App

What's the difference?

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HOW TO APPLY

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.

Timeline

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    AUGUST 1

    Create your application accounts and be ready to apply for admission in August.

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

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    OCTOBER 1

    Begin your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

    Michigan residents should take the SAT when offered to qualify for Michigan Tuition Grant

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    NOVEMBER 1

    • Apply by November 1 and you’ll receive an admissions decision by Thanksgiving!
    • The Financial Aid Office begins notifying recipients of merit-based (academic) scholarships.
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    DECEMBER–JANUARY

    Submit you application by Dec 1 and you’ll hear about your admissions decision and merit-based scholarships by Christmas.

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    DECEMBER 1–FEBRUARY 1

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    MARCH 1

    The last day we can accept updated academic information, such as GPA, test scores) for scholarship consideration.

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    MAY 1

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

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    AUGUST 1

    Create your application accounts and be ready to apply for admission in August.

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

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    DECEMBER 1–FEBRUARY 1

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    JANUARY 1

    Apply for free until January 1; after that the application fee is $35.

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    FEBRUARY 1

    Students are notified of merit-based scholarships and financial aid Merit and financial aid notices go out around Feb 1.

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    APRIL 1

    This is the last day we can accept final admission and financial aid documents.

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    JUNE 1

    Submit your $2,500 enrollment deposit to secure your place at Calvin.

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WHAT WE LOOK FOR

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.

Policies

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 folowing links.

The Clery Act

Safer Spaces

Student Conduct Code

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