Recommended Courses and Modality
This list includes courses recommended for dually enrolling students, although students are able to enroll in courses beyond this list should they choose. Please note that out-of-state students may only enroll in classes that are specifically offered online. Our in-person classes are not designed for total online learning and only in very rare situations does Calvin allow students to take an in-person class remotely for a full semester.
Best Course Availability
The sooner a student completes their application file and is accepted, the greater the likelihood that they will be placed into their preferred course. Because dually enrolled students may not join classes after they begin, all dual-enrollment application files must be completed at least one week before the first day of classes. Incomplete application files will not be considered after the deadline has passed. Please view Calvin’s Academic Calendar for course start dates.
High school students are welcome to dually enroll in Calvin’s summer courses. The required application materials remain the same (see “Required Admissions Materials”), and students can explore available summer courses by visiting the Summer Term web page.
The summer course tuition rate is $555 per semester hour.
Students within the State of Michigan (and attend a school with a UIC*) who register for dual-enrollment summer courses at Calvin may be eligible for four “no-cost” dual-enrollment credits. The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Act states that “if 50% of the university class/term falls with the local district’s regular academic year (calendar), pupils must be allowed to enroll and receive tuition/fee support.” If 50% of a Calvin course meets during your school district’s regularly scheduled school year, the first four credits will be reimbursed by the State of Michigan.
When directed by admissions, admitted dual-enrollment students will contact the registrar and receive course advising as needed. Upper-level courses (300 and above) are not suitable for most dual-enrolled students, but may be allowed after consultation with the registrar. Senior capstone courses, or any course labeled 395, are not open to dually enrolled students.
Students may not enroll in a classroom section of a course if they are not able to register for a corresponding lab section (if required). Calvin University suggests that dual-enrollment applicants speak with the registrar or their prospective professor if they are unsure if they are capable of success in a specific course.
Calvin University does allow dually enrolled students to register for honors-level courses, with advice from the registrar or a professor.
A transcript is sent directly to your high school once grades are posted. Students may also print a personal copy or request an official transcript.