If your high school education took place in a home-based learning environment, you're in 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:

  • Calvin College Application OR The Common Application
  • High school transcript - submitted by your guidance counselor (may also be requested via the Common Application). Your transcript must include a grade for each course, calculated GPA for each semester and a cumulative GPA. Please provide course descriptions for each course that include the type of curriculum taken and/or textbooks used.
  • SAT or ACT or CLT scores - either from your official high school transcript or sent directly from the testing agency (SAT code 1095; ACT code 1968; CLT is the Classic Learning Test).
  • Academic recommendation - submitted by a teacher you choose (may also be requested via the Common Application). Your recommendation must be completed by someone other than your parent/legal guardian. Alternately, you may provide a recommendation from an adult who has supervised you (e.g. pastor, youth leader, etc.).
  • If you’ve done any college course work, please submit your transcript(s).

Questions?

Katrina De Man

Katrina De Man

Admissions Counselor
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  • Serving: Dual enroll students
    Homeschool students
    Algoma Christian School, Northpointe Christian School, Plymouth Christian School, West Michigan Lutheran High School, Zion Christian School
    AL, AR, GA, KS, KY, LA, MS, NC, ND, NE, OK, SC, TN, WV
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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. 1 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 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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