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We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. You can apply online, by paper application or 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.


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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.