If you’re a Canadian citizen, this is the place for you. Get information on applying to Calvin as well as application deadlines and admissions standards.

Please note that if you are a US/Canadian dual citizen, you will need a US passport to enter the country.

Steps to apply (in any order)

STEP 1

To apply to Calvin, we need to receive the following:

  • Calvin University Application OR The Common Application
    • NOTE: International transfer students may only use the Calvin application.
  • High school transcript – completed by your guidance counselor through the application
  • SAT/ACT or IELTS/TOEFL – either from your high school or from the testing agency. See our testing guidelines for more information about which test you should submit.
  • University transcripts – if you’ve done any college or university course work.
  • Please note that you need a valid passport to study in the U.S. We encourage you to send us a scanned copy of the ID page of your passport, or begin the necessary paperwork to obtain or renew your passport.

Apply by January 1 and Calvin will waive the $35 application fee. Applications from Canadian students will be considered until August 1.

STEP 2

Submit the following financial aid form by April 1:

We do not accept forms from any other sources such as The College Board and we require all supporting documents to be original or certified copies.

STEP 3

Provide supporting financial documentation (income and bank statements) via e-mail or fax to (616) 526-6777. We require:

  • Parent’s income statement – This can be a statement issued by their employer, person in charge of company finances, or it can be government issued tax document with the income amount listed.
  • Parent’s savings statement – This bank statement must be recent and should demonstrate that you can cover at least two years towards your educational costs. If this is a checking account, the transaction history must not exceed three months.
  • Sponsor’s letter of intent (if applicable) – This is a letter written by your sponsor indicating the amount they pledge towards your educational costs for each year.
  • Sponsor’s savings statement (if applicable) – This bank statement must be recent and should demonstrate that your sponsor can cover at least two years of their pledged amount from savings. If this is a checking account, the transaction history must not exceed 3 months.

Returning applicants

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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. 1 N/A Jan. 10
International June 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 and must apply by July 1 for consideration. Please follow the timeline in the chart above.

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

First-year student profile 2018-2019

  • High school GPA (average) 3.7
  • ACT average 26
  • SAT average 1212

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