Olivet College

CJ Professional

Law enforcement professionals now have an accelerated pathway for bachelor degree completion. The online Olivet College Criminal Justice Professional Degree Program is designed for working professionals. The program explores the strategic procedures and leadership skills needed for managing local and government law enforcement resources. Professional and life experience, including Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) training, may be applied toward completing your liberal arts bachelor’s degree.

The Olivet College faculty is comprised of men and women who have had careers in law enforcement at the city, county or state level. Olivet College faculty have the real world experience that helps ensure our graduates are ready and able to advance their careers and become great leaders in their departments.

How to Apply
Tuition and Fees
  • $525 tuition per credit hour
  • $100 technology fee per semester
  • Employer tuition reimbursement accepted
  • Other fees may apply
Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Go to: fafsa.gov
  • School code: 002308
  • Step-by-step instructions are provided on the website
  • To receive financial aid you must for a minimum of six credit hours (The standard schedule for this program includes at least six credit hours each semester)
  • Documents needed to complete FAFSA: Federal tax returns from the previous year
Order Transcripts
  • Contact any community college or university where you’ve taken courses and request an official transcript to be sent to Olivet College
  • Send hard copies to: Olivet College, Attn: Jim Weidman, 320 S. Main Street, Olivet, MI 49076
  • Electronic copies may be sent to Jim Weidman at JWeidman@olivetcollege.edu
Submit MCOLES Certificates/Transcripts
  • Upload documents during the application process; OR
  • Mail to: Olivet College, Attn: Jim Weidman, 320 S. Main Street, Olivet, MI 49076; OR
  • Send documents as PDF attachments to Jim Weidman at JWeidman@olivetcollege.edu
Submit Letter of Verification from employer

The letter must…

  • Be on organizational letterhead
  • State your job title/position
  • State your length of employment

Send to: Olivet College, Attn: Jim Weidman, 320 S. Main Street, Olivet, MI 49076; OR as a PDF attachment to Jim Weidman at JWeidman@olivetcollege.edu.

Minimum computer requirements

For more information, please contact Jim Weidman, director of admissions for adult professionals and graduate programs, at 269.749.6612 or jweidman@olivetcollege.edu