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Transfer: New Students

New transfer students

You will find at Calvin a school that takes seriously not only it's academic reputation, but also it's Christian identity. Every course at Calvin seeks to integrate learning and the Christian faith for your intellectual and spiritual growth.

Starting the transfer process

To request an evaluation of transfer credit, complete our request information form or submit an application for admission. Then forward your official transcripts of all college work to the admissions office.

Selecting courses for transfer to Calvin

Students planning to transfer to Calvin after a semester or two at a local 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 students & transfer credit

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.

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.