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FYRES: Apply to Participate

FYRES Student with mentor enjoying the dunes

To apply to be in the FYRES course for the Fall of 2015, students must submit an application and have a teacher or advisor submit a recommendation for the student. The FYRES course has up to 24 spots for first-year students.

Application deadline is 11 May 2015 (midnight).


To be eligible to participate, a student must

  • enroll as a full-time student for the first time at Calvin College in Fall 2015
  • 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 continue to attract students from a variety of disciplines.

After you apply...

Applications will be reviewed beginning on 12 May 2015 deadline. Applicants will be notified in late May 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