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Inquiring transfer student - inquiry steps

Learn more about transferring to Calvin:

  1. Set up a visit today! Ask to see the transfer advisor on your visit and send unofficial transcripts ahead.
  2. To request an official evaluation of transfer credit, submit an application for admission and forward your official transcripts of all college work to the admissions office.
  3. You may request information from the admissions office if you are not ready to apply.
  4. Explore Calvin's core curriculum and programs.

New transfer students - getting started

If you have committed to Calvin and are ready to start as a student, visit the new student welcome page for a step-by-step guide and important links and information.

Future transfer - planning ahead

Students planning to transfer to Calvin after a semester or two at a local or community college may find this pdf document useful in choosing courses that will fill Calvin's core (general education) requirements. See equivalency pages for specific pre-approved courses from specific schools. Note: this is a small list of frequently transferred colleges and is not intended to be comprehensive.

High school student - planning dual credit

Planning Dual-enroll credit for transfer

Calvin will accept dual credit (completed while in high school) for first year students when demonstrated on a college transcript. High school students hoping to come to Calvin may find this pdf document useful in choosing courses that will fill Calvin's core (general education) requirements.

Reivew the core pages to gain an understanding of the requirements for regular programs and professional programs with reduced or specified requirements. Example: elementary education core requirements are very specific due to state certification requirements.

Review our AP policy to see how your AP scores might receive credit.

Sending Dual-enroll records for credit

What you need to know about transferring dual credit:

  • Mail your official transcript from the supporting college's registrar's office.
  • Mail to: Calvin College 3201 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546.
  • Official transcripts will likely have a small processing fee.
  • Credit will not be posted based on your high school transcript.

AP results will be sent automatically if you requested them to be sent to Calvin. If you did not list Calvin as a recipient when you took the test, please call 1-888-CALL-4-AP and request official results. Use Calvin's code 1095 to make sure your results will arrive.

Academic scholarships for transfer students are awarded to students entering in the fall and spring semesters.

Specific questions about transfer credit may be sent to the Transfer Advisor.

For more information, please visit our FAQ page.