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No. There are no additional fees on top of our affordable tuition. Find out more about tuition and aid.

Yes. Calvin University offers many scholarships and grants. In fact, 99% of new Calvin students receive scholarships and/or grants that don’t need to be repaid. Find out more about financial aid options.

Yes. Calvin University is a proud Yellow Ribbon school.

Yes. We have students from all walks of life and are happy to work with you to find a way to fit higher education into your schedule. Tell us more about your unique situation.

Each program is different, but we strive to be as flexible as possible when helping you achieve your goals. For more information, contact us.

While our curriculum is taught from a Christian perspective, being a Christian is not required to apply to Calvin University.

Yes. You must choose between the literacy concentration and the inclusion specialist concentration.

You can visit us! Calvin University is in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Our career center helps you navigate the job search process with resume and cover letter assistance, a job posting site, and more.

To apply for admission, follow this process:

Step 1: Fill out our application form.

Step 2: Complete your application file, including all program-specific requirements.

Step 3: Request official transcripts from each undergraduate or post-graduate institution you have attended.

Explore the application process here.

There are various options for student loans, including the FAFSA. Our staff is here to help you navigate the process.

Calvin University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program and offers an array of benefits for U.S. military service members, veterans, and their families. Find out more.

The online M.Ed. Program can be completed in 15 months of full-time study. Most complete the program in three years.

Our program is taught through a Christian perspective with a focus on community, service, and justice. All our faculty are committed Christians with a faith perspective who place emphasis on practical experience while equipping you to lead your learning community through justice and service. With rigorous academic study and intentional Christian community, students learn to think deeply, act justly, and live wholeheartedly. Learn more about our mission here.

Students have a maximum of six years to complete the program.

Calvin University boasts a student/teacher ratio of 13:1.

Calvin University is accredited by the HLC accreditation.

No. The GMAT and GRE not required for the M.Ed program.

Yes. Our online degree programs are as rigorous and content-rich as our on-campus programs. They are taught by expert faculty committed to your goals and education. Your Calvin University diploma will be the same as an on-campus student’s diploma and will not list modality.

This program is fully online with a practicum that can be completed at your place of employment, if applicable. Explore the benefits of online learning.

Our program can be completed at a full-time or part-time pace.

There is no residency component. There is a required practicum for the inclusion specialist concentration and an optional practicum if seeking state endorsement with the literacy concentration. This practicum can be completed at your place of employment, if applicable.

Yes. The Master of Education program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Accreditation documents from these agencies are available for review by request in the Office of the Provost.

The Master of Education program is also approved by the Higher Learning Commission to be offered at our campus. We are currently seeking approval to offer the entire program online, however, the approval process has been delayed by COVID-19. We cannot guarantee that you can complete this program online until the HLC process is complete. However, accreditation will apply retroactively to graduates, even if the institution is in candidacy status at the time.

We recommend that you have some experience teaching, but it is not required. You must hold or be qualified for a teaching license.

Our student community and alumni network are vast and always available to assist. Reach out to be connected with a current student or graduate.

We offer an array of scholarships and grants, as well as affordable tuition. Find out more about tuition and aid.

To be accepted, you must submit:

– A completed application
– Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
– Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic coursework that demonstrate a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
– Two letters of professional recommendation
– A professional essay detailing the applicant’s professional goals
– Documented teacher certification or eligibility for teacher certification

Find out more about admission requirements.

Admission requirements differ by program. Please request information about your area of interest.

We offer six start dates throughout the year. Our start months for the 2020-2021 academic year are September, October, January, and March. Explore when to apply.

Cost per credit hour is $549 for the 2020–2021 academic year. Total tuition ranges from $16,470 to $17,568. Read more about tuition and fees.

The cost per credit is $549 for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Total tuition varies by program. Please explore your program of interest for more information on tuition.

Calvin’s Center for Student Success has a disability services office that provides assistance to students with visual impairments, learning disabilities, mobility impairments, hearing impairments, chronic health conditions (including allergies), psychological disabilities, and temporary disabilities.

In our online degree programs, we provide the same individualized attention we offer to on-campus students. Our faculty are available through virtual office hours. Find out more about online student life.

We encourage networking even after you graduate. Our career center staff are eager to connect you with Calvin students and graduates seeking networking contacts.

At Calvin University, we welcome transfer students to our community. Please contact our admissions counselors at 1-855-474-8346 to discuss your situation and learn more about our transfer policy.

Our online degree programs are flexible but rigorous. Find out more about being an online student at Calvin University.

We offer six start dates throughout the year.

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