All summer courses are open to dually enrolled high school students, college students and guests. See below for admission. Calvin offers both undergraduate and graduate courses during the summer. Students can generally take up to three regular courses throughout the summer using the calendar below.
Calendar for summer 2016
Traditional 3 and 4 semester hour compressed day-time modules:
- Session 1 (3 hours) - May 24 through June 14 (3 weeks)
- Session 1 (4 hours) - May 24 through June 21 (4 weeks)
- Session 2 (3 hours) - June 22 through July 20 (3 weeks)
- Session 2 (4 hours) - June 22 through July 20 (4 weeks)
- Session 3 (3 hours) - July 25 through August 12 (3 weeks)
Calvin also offers some half-summer evening options.
In addition to the regular on-campus courses, undergraduate online courses are being offered during 2016 summer school. The start and end dates for online courses vary according to the course.
The Summer 2016 schedule of courses is posted on Februrary 1. Most will meet from 8:30–11:50 a.m., but some will have alternative times.
Admission and registration
Registration for Summer 2016 begins on March 1, 2016 for all students.
- Tuition and fees
- You may be eligible for financial aid.
- An enrollment deposit of $300 is required by undergraduate summer guests before registration can be completed. The entire amount is applied to the tuition cost of the summer course(s).
- For graduate workshop information, see the Graduate Studies in Education webpage.
- General questions or comments regarding the summer semester should be directed to the academic services office.
The maximum student load is five semester hours per summer session.
Schedule changes and withdrawing from a course
The last day to add a course is the third day of the session. The latest date for dropping a course or changing a registration from credit to audit (or vice versa) is the tenth day on which the class meets. Deadlines for evening or special courses may vary. Check with Academic Services for advice.
Tuition charges for student withdrawing from a summer course will be refunded as follows:
- Class days 1–2: 100%
- Class days 3–4: 50%
- Class days 5–6: 25%
- No refund after the 6th class day
High school students welcomed
College-bound high school students are encouraged to dually enroll in college level courses at Calvin. High school students must have completed their sophomore year and be entering either their junior or senior year. They must have at least a 3.2 grade point average and the endorsement of their high school principal or guidance officer and apply at the Calvin Admissions Office.
Housing and meals
Limited housing is available on campus at Knollcrest East Apartments for summer school students. For further information, contact: Summer Housing, Knollcrest East, Calvin College, Grand Rapids MI 49546, call (616) 526-6120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The student commons provides snacks and noon meals for summer students.
Summer semester courses are concentrated into a shorter time span than regular semester courses. Students taking courses that meet during the day, each day of the week, should be very cautious about taking on the responsibilities of employment during the time they are taking the course. Taking only an evening course may allow more flexibility, but caution should be exercised in taking on too much outside employment. Evaluations and surveys from past summer semester students indicate that the tension between demands of employment and demands of a course may cause significant stress. This can be avoided with proper planning. Students are advised not to commit themselves to full time employment while attending classes.