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.

International Students

Students who do not reside in the USA and who wish to attend Olivet University must follow the regular admissions guidelines for the respective program to which they seek admission. In addition, international students must satisfy the requirements of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services by becoming eligible to study in the USA through the obtainment of an F-1 visa. In order to apply for an F-1 visa, a student must obtain an I-20 form from Olivet University or another approved institution.

Candidates must submit the following items in order to obtain an I-20 from

  • Certificate of Bank Deposit
  • Affidavit of Support and its related documents
  • I-20 processing fee: $80

Approval for the I-20 is granted after a student has met all the necessary financial and academic requirements and has provided proof of return following graduation. Students desiring the I-20 should contact Olivet University and request a special I-20 admissions packet.

International Application Requirements:

  • An applicant's admission material must be received 90 days prior to the term in which they intend to enroll.
  • An international student for any master program must have completed a bachelor's degree from either a U.S. post secondary institution or the equivalent degree from a foreign institution. An international student for any bachelor program must have completed a high school education from either a U.S. high school or the equivalent education from a foreign school.
  • All foreign language documents must be accompanied by an official translation into English.
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