Admissions & Aid

All applicants to Olivet University should evidence strong a Christian character, potential for effectiveness in Christian ministry, and the scholastic ability and emotional maturity to handle a higher education experience.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is used to define successful completion of coursework to maintain eligibility for student financial aid. If students fail to meet these standards, students will be placed on financial aid warning or suspension. Academic performance must meet the SAP standards below.

Qualitative Standard

Students must maintain a minimum GPA as follows :

  • International Student Scholarship
  • M.Div/Master : 3.3
  • Bachelor:3.3
  • Certificate:3.3
  • General Scholarship
  • M.Div/Master : 3.3
  • Bachelor:3.3
  • Certificate:3.3
  • Missionary Scholarship
  • M.Div: 3.0
  • BA in Theology : 3.0

Zero-unit courses should be a pass grade.

Quantitative Standard

Students are eligible to receive financial aid for a timeframe of 100 percent of the published degree credits required to complete their program. For example, if degree program requires 136 credits, students are eligible for aid up to 136 attempted credits. Attempted credits are not earned credits. It includes withdrawn courses and/or F-grading courses.

Additional SAP criteria

Change major

If a student changes majors, the credits that student earned and/or attempted under all majors will be included within 100% percent time frame credits.


Student may request an extension of the timeframe provision of this policy. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Consequences of Failure to meet Scholarship Criteria

Student Finance Office measures the scholarship criteria at the end of each academic term (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer). If the student meets the criteria, they are eligible to receive scholarship in the following quarter of enrollment. If the student does not meet the criteria, Student will enter Financial Aid Probation status.

Financial Aid Probation

A student on Financial Aid Probation is ineligible to receive scholarship. Students on Probation are required to meet all of the scholarship criteria and submit an Appeal by the established deadline to the Student Finance Office. Failure to complete this requirement will result a cancellation of pending scholarship, regardless of enrollment and/or balance due. If the appeal is approved by the committee, students will be eligible to receive scholarship.

Submitting an appeal does not guarantee approval. Students awaiting a response from the committee are responsible for paying their tuition fees by the payment deadline to register for classes or to avoid late fees.


Students who are disqualified and/or denied Financial Aid from a prior quarter may be eligible for reinstatement and regain eligibility for financial aid. Upon completing such conditions, students are required to submit a Scholarship Appeal to the Student Finance Office and provide in-depth details as to when the student completed the reinstatement requirements. All students who have been academically disqualified are ineligible for Financial Aid and can only regain financial aid eligibility through the appeal process.

Appeal Process

Students can appeal their disqualification from financial aid by completing a Scholarship Appeal. Please click here Scholarship Appeal Form. Students should provide an explanation of any extenuating circumstances that prevented them from maintaining satisfactory academic progress throughout the quarters in question. Supporting documentation regarding the conditions for appealing will be accepted and reviewed. All appeals are reviewed by an Appeal Review committee and the committee's decision is final. Students will be notified of the results by email. Students awaiting a response from either Appeal Review Committee are responsible for paying their tuition fees by the payment deadline to register for classes or to avoid late fees.

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