10 Steps to Becoming a Comet
Complete your application for free at www.olivetcollege.edu/apply or add us on your Common App. When applying, be sure to submit your ACT or SAT test scores and high school transcript to complete the application process.
2. Visit Campus
Schedule an on-campus visit or virtual visit to start connecting with members of the Olivet College community, including professors, admissions representatives, coaches, talent recruiters and more! It’s a great time to learn more about OC and hear about all the great opportunities that exist for you here.
3. Check Your Application Status Page
Once you have completed your application, you will have access to your application status page, where you can see your application and financial aid checklists, as well as view important documents sent to you throughout the admissions process.
Log in at www.olivetcollege.edu/status using your username (your email) and password you created when you applied. It’s important that you remember your login information so you can track your application status and ensure all required forms and documents have been received by our admissions and financial aid teams.
4. Complete the FAFSA
Starting Oct. 1, you will have the opportunity to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. We encourage all students to submit the FAFSA and add Olivet College (Code: 002308) to see what federal aid you’re eligible for.
5. Submit Supplemental Financial Documents
Your FAFSA may be selected by the federal government for a process called verification. Don’t worry — we will just need you to verify some information you submitted on your FAFSA. Be sure to check your application status page at www.olivetcollege.edu/status to view any documents you may need to submit. Questions about verification or your financial aid checklist items? Contact Student Services directly at 269-749-7645.
6. Review Award Letter
Once the FAFSA has been downloaded and fully processed, you will receive an official award letter, which will include all scholarships and federal aid you are eligible for at Olivet College. The award letter will be uploaded directly to your application status page at www.olivetcollege.edu/status. We highly encourage you to connect with your admissions representative once you have viewed your award letter to answer any questions you may have.
7. Submit Your Enrollment Deposit
When you’re ready to “SAY YES” to Olivet College and officially commit, a $150 nonrefundable deposit is required. The deposit can be made through your application status page at www.olivetcollege.edu/status. Once your deposit is received and processed, you are officially an Olivet College Comet — Congrats!
8. Register for Orientation and Apply for Housing
New Student Orientation is a great time to continue connecting with campus and finalize all details prior to the start of the academic semester. Sign up for an Orientation date via your application status page. It’s a great time to meet other students, connect with your adviser to create and finalize your class schedule, complete any needed financial aid documents, receive MyOlivet Student Portal access, talk through payment plan options and more.
Complete your housing form via your application status page once you have registered for Orientation. All students are required to fill out a housing contract regardless of where you’re planning on living. You will start hearing back about your housing assignment and roommate information beginning on May 1. Questions about housing? Contact Student Services at 269-749-7645.
9. Setting up Your Payment Plan
The Student Services Office wants to work with you and your family to talk through payment opportunities. We have many options available to you to help with the cost of attendance, including three-, four- or five-month payment plans (per semester), private loan lenders or a combination of the two. A payment “plan of action” is highly recommended prior to attending Orientation. Contact Student Services at 269-749-7645 if you have questions about payment options.
10. Move-In Day Celebration
Regardless of where you are living, the whole campus is ready to celebrate. From helping you find your dorm room, to moving boxes and answering questions, your new OC family will make you and your family feel at home. Welcome to Olivet College!