To participate in a Calvin off-campus semester program, you must have sophomore status, a minimum GPA of 2.5, and you must complete the online application process.
Give yourself plenty of time before the program application deadline. The application process is all online, but it takes time for final approval since approvals are required from various departments across campus. In general, for Spring programs, applications are due by October 1 of the preceding year, and for Fall programs, they are due the Friday before Spring Break. Please check the information for your specific semester program since deadlines can vary. Applications for the Spring Washington DC Semester are due in the spring prior to participation in the program but may be accepted through mid-September if space allows.
Research your options
- Stop by the Off-Campus Programs Office and find a program that fits your needs and interests.
- Talk with your advisor and discuss your options.
- Look at the Calvin Off Campus Programs website or search programs on our Calvin College Horizons site.
- Make sure your passport is up-to-date (and will not expire any time in the next year), or apply for a passport. Obviously, our semester programs in Washington D.C. does not require you to have a passport.
Complete the application process
You will apply for a semester program at the Calvin College Horizons site. Please read the following before you proceed.