If your high school education took place in a home based learning environment, you're in the right place. Learn how to apply, make sure to check out the application deadlines, and don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
Steps to apply (in any order)
Submit your high school transcript
Your transcript must include a grade for each course, calculated GPA for each semester and a cumulative GPA. Please provide course descriptions for each course that include the type of curriculum taken and/or textbooks used.
Submit an academic recommendation.
Please note that your recommendation must be completed by someone other than your parent/legal guardian. If your parent/legal guardian is the only person that has taught you, please provide a recommendation from an individual who has supervised you (e.g. pastor, youth leader, etc.)
Submit your test scores from the SAT (code: 1095) or ACT (code: 1968).
Test scores are often included on your high school transcript. (Test scores are not required if you've had two or more years of previous college experience, or if you're age 21 or older.)
If you've done any college course work, submit a transcript. An official transcript is required for admissions consideration and transfer credit evaluation.
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Completed applications are considered on a rolling basis until the deadlines below. For maximum scholarship consideration, be admitted by February 1.
|Type||Fall Semester||January Interim||Spring Semester|
|First-Year||Aug. 15||Dec. 10||Jan. 10|
|Transfer||Aug. 15||Dec. 10||Jan. 10|
|Canadian||Aug. 15||N/A||Jan. 10|
|International||April 1||N/A||Dec. 15*|
*We do not accept international applications mid-year unless you are an international student in the U.S. who is transferring to Calvin.
Minimum standards for admission
For first-year applicants
- 2.5 GPA (on 4.0 scale) or 65-73% in a Canadian grading system
- 20 ACT or 940 SAT (470 Math and 470 Critical Reading)
- SAT/ACT waived for Canadian applicants with cumulative average marks of 75% or above.
- High school course requirements
For transfer applicants
- GPA of 2.0 if transferring from a 4-year institution; 2.5 if transferring from a 2-year institution
- ACT or SAT scores: see above
- 3 years of college prep math, beginning with Algebra 1
- High school diploma or equivalent degree (GED)
Applicants with lower grades or scores are encouraged to apply and may be admitted on condition if there is other evidence of academic promise.
Calvin College does not discriminate with regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender or disability in any of its educational programs or activities.