Striving Toward Educational Possibilities

April 21–22, 2017

During the S.T.E.P. program, students experience two days of college explorations as they choose to stay on campus overnight or come back the next day, visit a college class, have fun with our exploration sessions, and attend workshops related to college readiness and academic success. (Grades 6–8)


  • An important focus of STEP is encouraging parents/guardians to get involved in a significant way in their child's educational goals.
  • Parents/guardians of STEP participants are invited to attend on Saturday, April 22 the parent conference where they will take a campus tour, attend sessions such as College 101, Financial Aid and more!
  • Conference registration includes two complimentary tickets to the Saturday parent/guardian event.

Application and fees

A $40 enrollment fee is required at time of registration to ensure your spot into the program (first come, first serve). The enrollment fee includes housing, meals and all activities and is non-refundable, except in the case of an emergency.


We are no longer accepting applications for STEP 2017. We look forward to having your student in STEP 2018!

Contact us

Pre-College Programs
Calvin College
3201 Burton St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4402
(616) 526-6749 (phone)
(616) 526-6756 (fax)

Summer camps

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