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FYRES: Apply to Participate

FYRES Student with mentor enjoying the dunes

The course has filled for Fall 2014, but interested students may still apply to be added to a waiting list in case some students drop the course. To be added to the waiting list, a student must submit an application and have a teacher or advisor submit a recommendation for the student. Position on the waiting list is determined by the order* in which the applications are received. (You are welcome to email Deanna van Dijk to ask how long the waiting list is before you apply.)

*Completing the student online form ensures your place on the waiting list. Courtesy suggests that you should give your recommender some time (such as a week) to complete the recommendation form.


To be eligible to participate, a student must

  • enroll as a full-time student for the first time at Calvin College in Fall 2014
  • demonstrate academic potential or ability
  • demonstrate a strong interest in a research experience and science generally.

Students do not have to declare an interest in majoring in an earth science discipline (or any science) to participate. We hope the course will attract students from a variety of disciplines.

After you apply...

Summer applications are reviewed within a few days of their completion. Applicants will be notified within a week about their status in the course.

More information

In the summer during Passport advising and registration for fall courses, the FYRES participant's fall schedule will be constructed around the FYRES course.

Want to be a FYRES mentor? Check out our information for interested upper-level Calvin students.

For more information, contact Deanna van Dijk at