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Before you make a college decision, get another college visit under your belt. Our Visit Days will give you an opportunity to learn more about Olivet College and have some fun!

Admissions Information
Financial Aid Presentation/Assistance filing FAFSA forms
Campus Tours
Opportunities to meet faculty and staff

Olivet College is committed to its academic vision of Education for Individual and Social Responsibility and seeks to attract, retain and graduate future responsible leaders.

Olivet's enrollment process admits approximately 350 new students each year. Students who meet the requirements for acceptance must submit a deposit of $175 to confirm their admission to Olivet. Early receipt of the deposit increases a student's opportunity to receive financial aid and scholarship awards and his/her choice of orientation dates, class registration and housing, as these are all available on a first-come, first-served basis.

New Students
Admissions Staff
First Year Students
Graduate Students
International Students
Non-Degree Seeking Students
Transfer Students
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First Year Students
Admissions decisions are based on a student's academic preparedness in terms of high school grade point average, ACT/SAT scores, participation in curricular and co-curricular activities, community service and personal character. The college admits students regardless of race, religion, creed, gender or national origin.


As a general rule, first-year students should have:

graduated from an accredited high school or equivalent
taken the ACT or SAT test and submitted the score to Olivet
taken a concentration of study in college preparatory courses


Admissions Process
You are encouraged to apply early in fall of your senior year of high school. Apply using the Olivet College Online Application.  Apply Online

In addition to the completed application, you must also submit:
Official high school transcript
Official ACT or SAT scores

This information should be sent to:
Admissions Office

Olivet College

320 S. Main St.

Olivet, MI 49076


If you have not yet taken the ACT or SAT, you are encouraged to apply and send those scores at a later date. Olivet's ACT reporting code is #2042 and SAT reporting code is #1595.


We also encourage you to Visit Olivet College to tour our beautiful campus and personally explore the opportunities that are available to you.
Visit Olivet College


Once the Admissions Office receives all the above-listed information, your application materials will be reviewed. You will be notified via letter regarding your admission status. If you are accepted for admission to Olivet College, your letter will contain information regarding submitting the required confirmation deposit and completing the Business Office form.


You may submit an online application for admission to Olivet College by clicking here.
The $25 application fee will be waived if you submit your application online.

Graduate Students
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is designed for the classroom teacher. Flexible portfolio course requirements, core courses and an individualized final project allow participants an opportunity to address the needs of their particular classroom environment. Teaching strategies which facilitate growth and potential are presented and modeled.

Teachers in participating school districts can apply for the Master of Arts in Teaching program. For information on admission, please contact
Lisa Furman at (269) 749-7682 or

Application for Provisional Admission to the
Master of Arts in Teaching Degree Program
Successful completion of ED 470 Initial Portfolio Seminar
Successful completion of ED 471 IDP
Official transcript from the college or university granting the applicant’s bachelor’s degree and official transcripts reflecting records of any graduate work previously undertaken or
Verification of teaching certificate

One letter of recommendation from building principal or supervisor (form provided)
Completion of advisement / request for formal admission form
Master of Arts in Teaching

International Students
Application Deadlines & Financial Information

Olivet College has one of the most diverse student populations of any private institution in Michigan. Nearly 20% of our students are under-represented minority students while 1% are International students, representing various countries. Our campus community is a diverse place to live and learn.

Admissions: International Students
Students must complete and submit the following items to be considered for admission:
Completed International Student Online Application for Admission Apply here
(PDF version of application)
Submit official transcript showing successful completion of secondary school or equivalent
Submit copy of diploma from secondary school
Submit TOEFL scores showing a score of at least 500 written, 173 computerized, or tests/evidence that student is proficient in English
Submit Bank statement and official documentation of financial resources showing support of student for four years.
Transfer international students must submit official transcripts showing any college level work completed.

Send your completed information and additional materials to:
Office of Admissions
Olivet College
320 S. Main St.
Olivet, MI 49076
United States of America

For Questions Please Call:                                 
Phone: 1-800-456-7189 or 1-269-749-6699
Fax: 1-269-749-6617

Non-Degree Seeking Students
Non-degree seeking students may take courses for personal enrichment, may be dual-enrolled high school students, or may take a course of study leading to a State of Michigan Provisional Teacher Certificate. In all cases, to be considered for admission to the college, you must submit:
completed application
official college transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
official high school transcript
Apply using the Olivet College Online Application. Apply online


Send transcripts to:
Admissions Office

Olivet College
320 S. Main St.
Olivet, MI 49076

If you are pursuing a State of Michigan Provisional Teacher Certificate, your transcripts will be evaluated by the Olivet Teacher Education program director.

If you are a high school student enrolled simultaneously in high school and Olivet College, you must have a letter of authorization from your high school counselor.

Olivet College admits students regardless of race, religion, creed, gender or national origin.

Transfer Students
Olivet actively recruits transfer students. Approximately 25 percent of the student body began their education at another institution. An informal review of transfer credits is available from the Registrar's Office at any time, but final and official evaluation of transfer courses and granting of transfer credits can take place only after you have been admitted and final transcripts have been received.

Prospective students must have earned a grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited college. Credits may be transferred from another four-year institution or from a community college, provided these credits are in keeping with the liberal arts standards of Olivet College. At most, 62 semester hours from a two-year college may be accepted toward graduation from Olivet. All students must complete their last 30 semester hours toward their degree at Olivet College.

Olivet is a signatory of the MACRAO Articulation Agreement and the Universal Transfer Agreement. A student who has completed an associate's degree in arts and science is generally granted junior standing. Students with a MACRAO Agreement satisfied and no degree will be considered as having completed the equivalent of Olivet's General Education requirements. Only grades of C or better in courses which are not technical, vocational or remedial will transfer.

Special transfer articulation agreements are in effect with Glen Oaks Community College, Kellogg Community College (agreement details) and Lansing Community College. Students from these institutions should see their community college counseling office for details or contact the Olivet College Admissions Office.

How to apply
Transfer students may apply at any time up to two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in which they plan to enroll. The earlier the application, the better your chances of receiving priority consideration for financial aid.

To be considered for admission to the college, you must submit:
completed application
official college transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
official high school transcript

Apply using the Olivet College Online Application. Apply online


Send transcripts to:
Admissions Office

Olivet College

320 S. Main St.

Olivet, MI 49076



Melissa Casarez '02
Assistant Vice President for Admissions
(269) 749-7635




Margaret Heppner
Administrative Assistant for Admissions
(269) 749-7524

  Emily VanDorpe
Associate Director of Admissions
(269) 749-6699
  Lisa Lehman '02
Director of Admissions
(269) 749-7635
  Cathy Smith
Data Application Specialist
(269) 749-7752

Adam Wilson
Admissions Representative
(269) 749-7364



  Michelle Lang
Admissions Representative
(269) 749-7756
  Jennifer Hodges '12
Admissions Representative
(269) 749-7767
  Richard Lehman '12
Risk Management and Insurance Recruiting Specialist
(269) 749-7751
  Adam Gross '13
Admissions Representative
(269) 749-6671





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