Dive into college life this summer

Entrada is a four-week college learning program for high school juniors and seniors. Entrada students earn $6,000–$10,000 in annual college scholarships.

Entrada is about

Your Choice, Your Path.

You choose what you want to study.

Together We Thrive.

You complete the course alongside Entrada students and current Calvin students.

Guidance Along the Way.

You get an academic mentor who will help you succeed.

Our commitment is helping you grow in faith and understanding in a welcoming Christian community. The Calvin community is committed to a biblical vision of racial reconciliation and cross-cultural engagement.

Apply by May 3, 2024.

Entrada is June 30–July 24, 2024

How to apply

Grade 11

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  • U.S. citizenship or U.S. legal permanent residency.
  • A high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Enrolled in a college preparatory track in high school.

Admitted Seniors
Grade 12

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Already admitted to Calvin? Look for your next steps in an email from Entrada. If you can’t find it, email us.

Enroll into Entrada

  • After you’ve been admitted to Calvin, you’ll fill out a short Entrada application. There are four short questions—it should only take about 15 or 20 minutes.
  • Send one letter of recommendation to entrada@calvin.edu. (If you applied with the Common Application, we will use those recommendations.)
Other Seniors
Grade 12

Apply to Calvin & Entrada
Entrada is available to seniors who have applied and been admitted to Calvin.


  • U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency.
  • A high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Admitted to Calvin University as a student for the Fall semester.

Students enrolling in the Entrada Scholars Program after their senior year of high school must also be enrolled to attend Calvin University in the coming fall.



More about what you can expect

1. Faith and Learning

Choose a course that interests you and be taught by a professor who is a committed Christian and loves teaching. You’ll learn alongside other Entrada students and current Calvin students. You’ll also get your own academic coach who will help you do your very best.

2. College Credit

You’ll learn a lot! That means you’ll earn college credits that count towards your degree at Calvin or a different school of your choice. (The Calvin registrar’s office can assist with transferring your credits.)

3. College Living

Make friends! You’ll live in the dorms with your fellow Entrada students and enjoy college campus benefits like the gymnasium, pool, and dining hall. You’ll also gain access to campus activities like worship services, Bible studies, plus service learning opportunities in the Grand Rapids community.

4. Money for College

Entrada Scholars get between $6,000–$10,000 in scholarships which renew each year they’re an undergraduate student at Calvin. (The $10,000 includes a $4,000 Entrada Scholars award, a $4,000 Mosaic Award, and the $2,000 Visit Grant—plus an additional $3,000 award if you’re the first student in your immediate family to complete a bachelor’s degree. See more details.)



Please contact us at: entrada@calvin.edu

Quick Facts
  • 30+

    years of Entrada

  • 16

    states represented in 2022

  • 3

    countries represented in 2022

  • 1,842

    scholars have participated

Costs and scholarships

Application to the Entrada Scholars Program is free. Once scholars are accepted to the program, scholars are expected to pay a non-refundable deposit of $200 to confirm their space. The total cost of the program to our scholars is $750. Financial assistance to pay the remainder of the enrollment fee is available for those who qualify. Please reach out if you require a payment plan.

Entrada cost breakdown

  • College credits (4) $2,300
  • Meals $767
  • Room $600
  • Textbooks and outings $1,000
  • Total cost $4,667
  • Scholars only pay $750

Due to grants that cover other program costs, scholars are expected to cover less than 20% of the program cost, through a single non-refundable fee of $750. Financial assistance and payment plan option are available. Please contact us for details.

Gold sponsor

The Meijer Foundation


Wolverine Worldwide

Entrada Partner


Join the group of organizational sponsors that support the Entrada Scholars Program. Sign up to learn more.

Nominate a Scholar

Nominating a student for the Entrada Scholars Program will help them find a unique opportunity that provides lifelong benefits. Nominated students accepted to Entrada will also receive a $100 discount off their enrollment fee.


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