If you’re transferring to Calvin from another college or university, this is the place for you. 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.

How to apply

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

  • Calvin College Application OR The Common Application
  • High school transcript – completed by your guidance counselor
  • Academic recommendation – completed by a teacher, high school counselor, principal, or college professor who you indicate on the application
  • College transcripts – from any college(s) you have attended; an official transcript is required for admissions consideration and transfer credit evaluation.
  • Students who are transferring from another college or university are not required to submit ACT, SAT or CLT results.

Please send required application items any of these ways:

  • Email to admissions@calvin.edu
  • Fax to Calvin College Admissions at (616) 526-6777
  • Mail to Calvin College Admissions, 3201 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Returning applicants

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Robin Wait

Robin Wait

Associate Director of Admissions
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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


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