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    Welcome to Our Community - Your Seamless Transition

    When you choose to continue your education at Kuyper College, you will find an institution that is focused on educating and developing professionally and spiritually equipped Christian leaders for service in God's Kingdom.  Every year we welcome transfer students who want to complete their education here - nearly 30% of Kuyper's graduates came to the college as transfers.  The faculty and staff at Kuyper will work with you to make your transfer process as seamless an experience as possible - academically as well as financially. Based on your academic interests and career goals, we will work with you to show you how your credits will transfer and help you determine a plan to graduate in a timely way.

    Personal Connections 

    Luke Morgan
    , Kuyper’s Transfer Coordinator, will guide you every step of the way coordinating the process of your application and transfer.  

    Luke will also be helpful in connecting you to our financial aid staff.

    Contact Luke
     Phone: 616-988-3645  
     Fax: 616-988-3608 
    Kyle Wigboldy, Kuyper’s Registrar, will evaluate your transcripts to determine the number of transfer credits to Kuyper.

    He will also be available to you as an advisor regarding majors and planning your academic program.
    Contact Kyle
     Phone: 616-988-3661 
     Fax: 616-988-3608 


    Majors and Programs
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    Kuyper College offers transfer students a distinctive core curriculum which integrates biblical worldview in each class.

    Some Kuyper College majors and programs are offered in collaboration with partner institutions close by our campus.


    All Kuyper College programs are accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).   The Social Work Program is also accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). 

    For information on our Majors and Programs click here. 

    Transfer Credit
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    Graduate on Schedule 

    At Kuyper we want to do everything possible to ensure you graduate as soon as possible.  For starters, you will be given a personalized evaluation of your credits so you will know how long it will take to graduate.  Call Luke Morgan at 616-988-3645 or email
    lmorgan@kuyper.edu to begin that process.   

    Transfer Credits*
    We accept up to 75 credits from accredited 4 year institutions, and up to 65 credits from accredited 2 year institutions that meet the following three requirements: 

    • Courses must be at least 100 level and satisfy one of your required or elective courses. 
    • Grades earned must be a  “C,” (2.0) or higher.
    • The course must be earned at an accredited institution.
    See examples of transferable classes from Grand Rapids Community College.

    *If you order a transcript, or visit and bring an unofficial transcript with you, we will complete an unofficial evaluation so you will know how long it will take to graduate from Kuyper College. 


    Kuyper values community college transfers!  As part of MACRAO (Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers) we accept all credits earned according to the association and apply them towards our core curriculum requirements. In addition we also accept AP (Advanced Placement) exams and CLEP (College Level Examination Program) earned credits.

    Kuyper will award three credits toward general elective or other core curriculum requirements for:
    • 30 of 31 available AP exams offered by College Board if you pass with a “3” or higher. Click here to see the equivalency chart. 
    • 31 of 32 CLEP exams offered by College Board.Click here to see the equivalency chart. 

    Financial Aid/Tuition

    Investing in Your Future

    Kuyper College provides an exceptional value at a very affordable price.  Our financial partnership with you begins with a tuition that is significantly lower than comparable Christian colleges - an average of $6,000 per year.  Additionally, we are committed to providing a variety of scholarship and financial aid specifically for transfer students.  We reward academic excellence by offering a large number of scholarships, below are some examples.

    Academic Scholarships 

    The scholarships listed in the table below are awarded soon after a student is admitted and do not require an additional scholarship application beyond the FAFSA.

     Transfer Students Scholarship Table 2012-13  

    Christian Leadership Scholarship 

    Kuyper College values Christ-like servant leadership. This competitive scholarship is sponsored through our Kuyper College alumni and is for students that serve in leadership positions at school, work, church, or in the community. This scholarship is $2,000 per year, and renewable for up to four years. A 3.2 GPA is needed to apply. The application deadline is Feb. 15. 

    Multicultural Scholarship

    Several Multicultural Scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 per year, and renewable for up to four years, are given as part of our efforts to celebrate an intercultural campus community.  These scholarships are offered to selected new Kuyper students.  A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required, and recipients are expected to use their talents at Kuyper by being actively involved in groups that shape campus life and by working to develop academic, spiritual, and social leadership skills.   

    Tuition and Fees

    When our students add to our lower costs the quality of our academic programs, the spiritual and campus environment, and the extraordinary results that Kuyper graduates are achieving throughout the world, they find that a Kuyper education does indeed provide exceptional value.    

    Annual Expenses (2015-2016)    
    Full Time Tuition: $18,960
    Full Time Fees: $584
    Part Time: $910 Per Credit 
    Room & Board: $6,800 (15 Meals per Week)
    Transfer Visits

    Kuyper Experience Days 

    Come to one of our signature visit days and experience life and community at Kuyper. 

    A typical Kuyper Experience Day includes…

    8:30 A.M.   Opening Presentation 
      Hear the stories of two current students' experiences at Kuyper
    9:05 A.M.       Visit a Class 
      Meet a professor and get a taste of what a Kuyper class is like
    10:10 A.M.      Chapel 
      Join our students, faculty and staff for worship
    10:45 A.M. Campus Tour 
      See our campus through the lens of a current Kuyper student
    12:00 P.M. Lunch 
      Enjoy a complimentary meal in our dining hall with our students, faculty, and staff
    12:40 P.M. Student Life 
      Learn about opportunities to be involved outside the classroom
    1:00 P.M. Professor Visit 
      Meet with a faculty advisor in your program of interest
    1:30 P.M. Closing 
      Receive a free T-shirt as a thank you for visiting

    Please let us know if you would like to meet with a financial aid advisor or transfer coordinator while you are on campus. We will do our best to schedule those appointments.

    Kuyper Experience Day's have concluded for this academic year.
    We invite you to visit our campus on a weekday that works for you. Please sign up via the link below.  

    Individual Visit

    If you would rather customize your experience on a different day, you can visit Kuyper individually. 

    Please give us one weeks' notice to arrange your individual visit.

    Schedule a Visit    

    $200 Visit Grant

    For any student who attends a Kuyper Experience Day (or has made arrangements with the Visit Coordinator to qualify an individual visit) before enrolling at Kuyper College, a $200 visit grant will be credited to your tuition account when you begin your studies at Kuyper.  

    Questions? Contact Kirsten Herich, Visit Coordinator, at:  kherich@kuyper.edu or 616.988.3684 

    Transfer Checklist

    There are seven short steps we advise you to take to ensure a smooth transfer process.

    1.Contact Luke Morgan at lmorgan@kuyper.edu or 616-988-3645 to discuss your education and career goals. He can let you know how many credits will transfer, and how long it will take for you to graduate!    

    2. Sign up for a visit day!  Remember, bring a transcript for an unofficial evaluation. 

    3. Complete our online admissions application for free at 

    4. Send us your official high school transcript.

    5. Send us your official test scores from ACT or SAT I if you have less than 30 transferable college credits or are under age 21.

    • ACT Code: 2049
    • SAT Code: 1672

    6. Send us your official transcript(s) from all colleges you previously attended.

    7. Complete the FAFSA, and if you live in Michigan, put Kuyper College in the number one slot (our code is 002311)!
    If you do this, you could be eligible for the Michigan Tuition Grant, which is only available to students going to private 4 year colleges in Michigan! 

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