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We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. You can apply by using the Common Application. All completed applications receive equal consideration.

First-year students
North American students, first time in any college

Transfer students
Students transferring to Calvin from another college or university

Canadian students
Canadian students, first time in any college

International students
Non-Canadian international students and domestic internationals

Homeschooled students
Home based learning students

Graduate students
Applicants to Calvin's graduate studies in education program

Previously-admitted students
Students who previously applied to Calvin but never attended, and students who previously attended Calvin and are seeking readmission

Guest students
Students who wish to take a class at Calvin as a guest

High school dual-enrolled students
High school and homeschool students are welcome to take courses at Calvin! Earn college credit and try out the Calvin College experience.


Check your application status

Use your email and PIN (check your email or admission letter) to access your Calvin application status page. Be sure to check back often for important messages and updates.

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Application deadlines

Completed applications are considered on a rolling basis until the deadlines below. For maximum scholarship consideration, be admitted by February 1.

Type Fall Semester January Interim Spring Semester
First-Year Aug. 15 Dec. 10 Jan. 10
Transfer Aug. 15 Dec. 10 Jan. 10
Canadian Aug. 15 N/A Jan. 10
International April 1 N/A Dec. 15*
Previously-admitted / guest students: Students applying for readmission or non-degree seeking students are admitted on a space-available basis until the first day of classes.

*We do not accept international applications mid-year unless you are an international student in the U.S. who is transferring to Calvin.


Calvin College does not discriminate with regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender or disability in any of its educational programs or activities.

The Clery Act

Calvin College is committed to assisting all members of the Calvin community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual Clery security and fire safety compliance document is available from the Campus Safety Department. If you would like to receive a paper copy the combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the Calvin College Campus Safety Department in the Mail and Print Services Building at 3230 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can request a copy be mailed to you by calling 616-526-6751.

The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, college security law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Calvin College; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus property.

This information is required by federal law and is provided by the Calvin College Campus Safety Department.

Safer Spaces

Calvin College is committed to performing all of our tasks as a caring and diverse community. Each person – faculty, staff, student, trustee, volunteer, visitor, contractor, and vendor – who has chosen to engage with the Calvin community thereby affirms a willingness to uphold the community's stated standards of conduct and ensure that Calvin College provides a safe environment for students, staff, faculty, and guests of the college.

Harassment, discrimination, and retaliation of any form are a violation of a person’s rights, dignity, and integrity. Such acts debase the integrity of the educational process and work environment and are contrary to the mission and values of Calvin College. In response to any reported misconduct, the college will take appropriate steps to eliminate the misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects. The college will review and investigate all reports, and provide for fair and impartial evaluation and resolution. Retaliation against a person who makes a good faith report of harassment or discrimination or anyone participating as a witness in an investigation or hearing is prohibited.

Information on Safer Spaces and Title IX may be directed to the website: