If this is your first time in any college or university and you are a U.S. citizen, you've come to the right place. Learn how to apply, make sure to check out the application deadlines, and don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

To apply to Calvin, please submit the following items:

  • The Common Application, including Calvin-specific questions. Optional: Include a link to your ZeeMee account through the Common Application.
  • High school transcript - submitted by your guidance counselor (may also be requested via the Common Application)
  • SAT or ACT scores - either from your official high school transcript or sent directly from the testing agency. (SAT code 1095; ACT code 1968)
  • Academic recommendation - submitted by a teacher you choose (may also be requested via the Common Application)
  • If you’ve done any college course work, please submit your transcript(s).

 

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.


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.

Minimum standards for admission

For first-year applicants
  • 2.5 GPA (on 4.0 scale) or 65-73% in a Canadian grading system
  • 20 ACT or 1020 SAT (510 Math and 510 Critical Reading)
    • SAT/ACT waived for Canadian applicants with cumulative average marks of 75% or above.
  • High school course requirements
For transfer applicants
  • GPA of 2.0 if transferring from a 4-year institution; 2.5 if transferring from a 2-year institution
  • ACT or SAT scores: see above
  • 3 years of college prep math, beginning with Algebra 1
  • High school diploma or equivalent degree (GED)

Applicants with lower grades or scores are encouraged to apply and may be admitted on condition if there is other evidence of academic promise.

 

Legal

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