2022-2023 Catalog 
    Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2023 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 prior to the start of their first semester, on fall and spring advising days, and as needed to plan classes, discuss progress, and answer questions throughout their first year at Calvin.


Personalized Coursework

  • Knight Scholars complete a written rhetoric placement to determine the best fit for satisfying their writing requirement.
  • Knight Scholars take​ ASC 111 Academic Transitions , a course designed to promote academic flourishing through development of key learning skills and concepts.


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.