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First-year students
North American students, first time in any college or university

Transfer students
Students transferring to Calvin from another college or university

Canadian students
Canadian students, first time in any college or university

International students
Non-Canadian international students and domestic internationals

Homeschooled students
Home based learning students

Graduate students
Applicants to Calvin’s graduate programs

Previously-admitted students
Students who previously applied to Calvin but never attended, and students who previously attended Calvin and are seeking readmission

Guest students
Students who wish to take a class at Calvin as a guest

High school dual-enrolled students
High school and homeschool students are welcome to take courses at Calvin! Earn university credit and try out the Calvin experience.

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The Clery Act

Calvin University is committed to assisting all members of the Calvin community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual Clery security and fire safety compliance document is available from the Campus Safety Department. If you would like to receive a paper copy of the combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the Calvin University Campus Safety Department in the Mail and Print Services Building at 3230 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can request a copy be mailed to you by calling 616-526-6751.

The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, university security law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Calvin University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus property.

This information is required by federal law and is provided by the Calvin University Campus Safety Department.

Safer Spaces

Calvin University is committed to performing all of our tasks as a caring and diverse community. Each person – faculty, staff, student, trustee, volunteer, visitor, contractor, and vendor – who has chosen to engage with the Calvin community thereby affirms a willingness to uphold the community's stated standards of conduct and ensure that Calvin University provides a safe environment for students, staff, faculty, and guests of the university.

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