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.
To apply to Calvin, please submit the following items:
- The Common Application OR The Calvin Application (an accelerated application process)
- High school transcript - submitted by your guidance counselor
- SAT or ACT scores (SAT code 1095; ACT code 1968) - from your official transcript or sent directly from the testing agency. Test scores are often included on your high school transcript. (Test scores are not required if you've had two or more years of previous college experience, or if you're age 21 or older.)
- Academic recommendation - submitted by a teacher you choose
- Transcripts from any college(s) you have attended. An official transcript is required for admissions consideration and transfer credit evaluation.
Please submit required application items any of these ways:
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax to Calvin College Admissions at 616-526-6777
- Mail to Calvin College Admissions, 3201 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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*|
*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.
Calvin College does not discriminate with regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender or disability in any of its educational programs or activities.