Transfer Students

Your Seamless Transition into our Community

We are committed to training Christian leaders for lives of ministry and service in God's Kingdom. We will work with you to make your transfer process as seamless as possible — academically as well as financially.

Personal Connections

Ashley Naghtin will guide you every step of the way through your application process and transfer to Kuyper. She will also be helpful in connecting you with financial aid staff. 

Kuyper's Registrar will evaluate your transcripts to determine the number of credits that transfer to Kuyper. She will also be available to you as an advisor regarding majors and planning your academic program. 

  • Graduate on Schedule

    We want to ensure you graduate as soon as possible. You will receive a personalized evaluation of your credits, letting you know how long it will take to graduate from Kuyper. Call us at 616-988-3632 or email 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.

    See examples of transferable classes from Grand Rapids Community 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 toward our core curriculum requirements.

    Kuyper will award three credits toward general elective or other core curriculum requirements for:
    • The listed Advanced Placement (AP) exams if you pass with a “3” or higher. AP Equivalency Chart
    • The listed CLEP exams that you pass. CLEP Equivalency Chart.  

    2 + 2 Program 

    The Kuyper College 2+2 Program allows Associate of Arts (A.A.)* degree graduates from accredited community colleges to complete a Bachelor’s degree in certain modified major programs by completing just 60 to 66 additional credits. Based on the Michigan Transfer Agreement, the Kuyper 2+2 is intended to remove time and financial barriers for those students who desire a Bachelor’s degree in the following Kuyper College programs:

    • Business Leadership
    • General Studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Ministry Leadership
    • Social Work (66 credits. This program longer due to requirements of the program accreditation)


    *Upon a review of the transcript by the Registrar, students who have graduated with an Associate’s degree from an accredited and acceptable community college, will be eligible to participate in one of Kuyper’s modified major programs that considers them to have met all the Arts & Sciences Core requirements and will enable them to complete their Bachelor’s degree with only 60 to 66 credits remaining



  • Scholarships

    Investing in Your Future

    Kuyper College provides an exceptional value and works with each student individually to ensure Kuyper is an affordable option. Our financial partnership with you begins with tuition that is significantly lower than comparable Christian colleges — an average of $6,000 per year less. Additionally, we are committed to providing a variety of scholarships and financial aid specifically for transfer students. 

    Academic Scholarships 

    Kuyper College offers some of the most competitive academic scholarships for transfer students. 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.

    (SAT scores reflect the new SAT)
    Kuyper Academic Scholarship Criteria

    We invite you to learn more about your scholarship opportunities at Kuyper, a Christian College dedicated to bringing God's grace into todays' culture.Other Scholarships

  • Transfer Visits

    As a transfer student, we invite you to join us for a visit! You have two different visit options.

    • Visit on a group visit day (Kuyper Experience Days)
    • Sign up for an Individual visit

    When you visit, bring an unofficial transcript with you, and we will complete an unofficial evaluation so you will see how long it will take you to graduate from Kuyper College. 

    Experience DaysIndividual Visits

    Do you live more than 200 miles away? Learn more about the $200 Travel Reimbursement.

  • Transfer Checklist
    1. Contact us at or 616-988-3632 and we can let you know how many credits will transfer in, and how long it will take for you to graduate. Simply email an unofficial transcript. You can also discuss your education and career goals as you explore how Kuyper may be a good fit for you. 

    2. Complete our free online application at

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

    4. Send us your official high school transcript. 

    5. If you have less than 30 transferable college credits or are under age 21, send us your official test scores from ACT or SAT
      • 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!