Start toward your future today.

There’s still time to join the Calvin Class of 2026. It will take about 20 minutes to complete your application.

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

If you’re applying to other schools this year, use the Common Application. You could finish even faster.

High school juniors, mark your calendars: we’ll begin to accept your applications for fall 2023 starting on August 1.

Note: we are still accepting applications for this fall until August 15! 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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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.

    Applications for fall 2022 are open until August 15.

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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 application for fall 2022 is now closed for most students.

    If you plan to transfer to Calvin from within the U.S., August 1 the last day we can accept your completed application.

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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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