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Prospective Student Resources: Academic Advising


Advising Worksheets

Calvin College is unique in encouraging such a high level of student/professor interaction. Every student at Calvin is assigned an academic advisor to help them make a schedule that works best for that student. Freshmen typically meet with their advisors during passport the summer before they start their first semester. Every semester afterwards students meet with their advisors during the 2-day academic advising break.

Elective options & CORE requirements

** If you are undecided about your concentration, the first two years are the same for all students and any of the above documents can be used for course planning.

Other Advising Documents

Engineering Minor

At Calvin, students may minor rather than major in engineering by taking six classes including one of two 100-level courses, at least two of three 200-level courses and at least two 300-level courses from a selected list. While a minor is a consideration for some students, please be aware that it is not ABET accredited. For more information on an engineering minor, see the College Catalog or direct your questions toward the Engineering Dept. Chair.

Honors Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and total oSf six honors courses (18 hours minimum) overall, including two honors courses outside the major
  • At least two honors courses in Engineering (except ENGR 101, 106, 181, 337, 339, 340, and 382) with a minimum grade of A-; at least one of these must be a 300-level course
  • Completion of an Engineering Internship
  • Successful completion of the Senior Design (capstone) course

The department's honors advisor is Dept. Chair. If you have more questions or would like more details contact the Honors Program Office.

*Note: Pre-requisites may be required for some of the course options in the Engineering Minor.