2020-2021 Catalog 
    Oct 27, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Knight Scholars Program

The Knight Scholars program supports students in their transition to learning at Calvin University.  Admission to become a Knight Scholar is granted by the Committee on Admissions to students who show academic promise to succeed at Calvin and contribute to the community.  Criteria for admission to the program include high school grades, high school coursework, ACT/SAT scores, recommendations, and other admissions materials.


The Knight Scholars Program offers support through proactive advising, personalized coursework, and engaged coaching:


Proactive Advising

  • Knight Scholars meet with a knowledgeable academic advisor at Passport orientation, fall and spring advising days, and as needed to plan classes, discuss progress, and find support during the first year at Calvin.


Personalized Coursework

  • Knight Scholars take a mathematics and written rhetoric placement to determine the best fit for courses in these areas. 
  • Knight Scholars take ASC 112-Strategies for Academic Success  concurrently with a reading-lecture course during their first semester.  These paired courses develop learning skills that help Knight Scholars flourish academically.


Engaged Coaching

  • Knight Scholars work closely with peer academic coaches, ASC instructors, and other practical, academic resources on campus to navigate the transition to Calvin.