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.

Guide for Admission Steps

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

How to Apply

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To apply for undergraduate or graduate program, international students need to have passing English score if they graduated from non-English speaking high school. For English score standard, please refer to Undergraduate admission requirements or Graduate admission requirements

Application Deadlines

Spring 2017 :

For international students who wish to come to America to study onsite program, they need to complete application form from now till February 17, 2017.

Online students and onsite ESL students who are applying for next program should finish application by March 10.

Summer 2017:

International students application deadline:May 26, 2017

Online students & onsite ESL students application deadline: June 12, 2017

Fall 2017 :

International students application deadline: August 15, 2017

Online students & onsite ESL students application deadline: August 28, 2017

Admission Steps for International Students

  • 1. Complete the application form, Submit CFR & bank statement

    Complete the online application form with application fee $75, and submit CFR & bank statement before the deadline. (Spring : February 17, 2017 / Summer : May 26, 2017 / Fall : August 15, 2017). The bank statement should be dated within 6 months.

  • 2. Check your email for acceptance letter, Pay I-20 processing fee

    If you are accepted to the program, you will receive acceptance letter via email. After receiving the notice, make the payment for I-20 processing fee $80 here.

  • 3. I-20 delivery

    After these steps, I-20 will be sent to you via DHL mail. You can get tracking number for the delivery.

  • 4. Make visa interview appointment

    After receiving I-20 via mail, set up visa interview appointment at your local US embassy as soon as you can. It is recommended to have visa interview as early as possible. A valid passport is also needed to make an appointment.

  • 5. Have visa interview at the embassy
  • 6. Book the flight ticket

    After you get student visa, book the flight ticket. Select flight ticket for San Diego airport or Palm Springs airport, because airport pickup is available for these airports only. If you arrive at LA airport, you need to find a transportation to campus yourself. To report your flight schedule or arrange pickup schedule, contact our transportation team Also, please report your flight schedule to student affairs student.student.info@olivetuniversity.edu

    Your flight arrival date should be earlier than the first day of class of the quarter.

  • 7. Arrive on campus

    You should arrive on campus before the orientation date or the first day of class, whichever is earlier. Please refer to academic calendar for the dates. You should not arrive later than the first day of class of the quarter.

  • 8. Pay fees and deposit to student finance team
      Enrollment Deposit $200
      Dormitory Application Fee $100
      Dormitory Deposit $200
      Technology Fee $120 (each quarter)
      International Student Fee $80 (each quarter)
      Transportation fee (Airport pick up and includes meal fee) $50


  • 9. Submit your original documents

    Submit your original transcripts (English version), original certificate of degree (English version, if available), original certificate of graduation (English version, if available), signed enrollment agreement, CFR, and bank statement to registrar office.

    And you need to submit your health exam result and immunization record to student affairs.

  • 10. Get student account access through email and register for courses.

    After you finish these steps, you will receive student account access through email, and you will be able to register for courses. You need to register for courses within the registration period. Please check the academic calendar for the dates.

Applying for Financial Aid & Scholarship

To apply for financial aid or scholarship, please write an email to finaid@olivetuniversity.edu

You need to fill out the form and also submit the recommendation letters. For more information, contact student finance office studentfinance@olivetuniversity.edu.

Please fill out this form when you submit the admission application form. If you are approved to receive scholarship, you need to submit scholarship letter that you received from the student finance office together with CFR and bank statement as financial document.

Contact Us

If you have more questions about admission application, please contact our admission office.admissions@olivetuniversity.edu

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