Undergraduate

1. Application Form – Prospective students interested in applying to Olivet University International must submit the application form through http://international.olivetuniversity.edu/apply. html Olivet University International does not accept the Common Application.

2. Essays – Applicants must submit a written essay approximately 700-1000 words in length describing their personal faith in Jesus Christ. Applicants must also submit their admission essay no less than 1000 words, describing their reason for applying to the University and their study plan. All applicants to Olivet University International should evince a strong a Christian character, potential for effectiveness in Christian ministry, and the scholastic ability and emotional maturity to handle a higher education experience.

3. High School Transcripts – Applicants to Olivet University International's undergraduate degree programs must submit an official high school transcript from public, private, or home school or official transcripts undertaken at all colleges or universities. Applicants who have not graduated from high school must attain the General Educational Development (GED) certificate before admission. If applicants who reside in the United States but attended school in foreign countries are unable to produce the required documents, evidence may include certification from other official sources.

Applicants are responsible for making sure this information is mailed directly from the issuing educational institution to Olivet University International: Olivet University International Attn: Admissions 36401 Tripp Flats Rd. Anza, CA 92539

4. Test Scores – Applicants must submit SAT/ACT test scores, with exceptions*.

If an applicant submits multiple score reports, the highest score earned in each single sub score of the examination is used.

*NOTE: SAT /ACT test scores are not required to establish the admission eligibility of applicants with high school grade point averages of 3.00 or above in a 4.0 scale. While applicants are not required to submit test scores to Olivet if they earn at least a 3.00 average, it is recommended that they submit standardized admission tests, which can be helpful for the purposes of advising and placement in appropriate courses.

5. ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

A. Prospective students whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English through one of the following for admission:

  • Undergraduate Degree: A minimum score of 500 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 61 on the Internet Based Test (iBT), a 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), or 44 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report. A high school diploma completed at an accredited/recognized high school (where the medium of instruction is English).
  • A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test;
  • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam;
  • A minimum B-2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge;
  • A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester credit hours with an average grade of “C” or higher at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or accepted foreign equivalent that is listed in the International Handbook of Universities where the language of instruction was English. A “B” or higher is required for master’s degree, first professional degree, or professional doctoral degree.

B. Transcripts not in English must be evaluated by an appropriate third party and translated into English or evaluated by a trained transcript evaluator fluent in the language on the transcript.

In this case, the evaluator must have expertise in the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, DC 20036 Page 125 educational practices of the country of origin and include an English translation of the review.

6. Recommendations – Applicants must submit at least two recommendation letters. Submitting three recommendation letters is highly recommended. One letter must be a reference from an World Olivet Assembly (WOA) church pastor who is knowledgeable about the applicant's church involvement. The other recommendation letter should be submitted by persons qualified to speak about the applicant's academic and/or professional abilities, as described on the recommendation forms provided by Olivet University International. Recommendations may not be from a member of your immediate family or your spouse.

7. Statement of Faith – Applicants must sign Olivet University International's Statement of Faith.

8. Application Fee – Applicants must submit a $75.00 non-refundable application fee


Provisional Undergraduate Admission

When evaluating the admission eligibility of an applicant still enrolled in the final year of high school, coursework in progress is included in the tally of required quarters/semesters of study. Admission notices issued on the basis of evaluation of an eight or ten-quarter (or four to five semester) record will stipulate that coursework in progress must be completed successfully and all Olivet University International admission requirements satisfied prior to high school graduation. A preliminary admission offer may be rescinded for applicants who do not accurately report their academic performance or who do not retain eligibility at the time of high school graduation, e.g., failure to complete courses in progress, failure to maintain the grade point average, etc.

Applicants must submit an official high school transcript showing date of graduation. Applicants for whom admission decisions cannot be made on the basis of reported information will be notified of additional information requirements by the campus.

Graduate

1. Application Form. Prospective students interested in applying to Olivet University must submit the application form from http://international.olivetuniversity.edu/apply.html Olivet University does not accept the Common Application.

2. Essays. Applicants must submit a written essay approximately 700-1000 words in length describing their personal faith in Jesus Christ. Applicants must also submit their admission essay no less than 1000 words, describing their reason for applying to the University and their study plan. All applicants to Olivet University should evince a strong a Christian character, potential for effectiveness in Christian ministry, and the scholastic ability and emotional maturity to handle a higher education experience.

3. A bachelor's degree from a CHEA or USDE-accredited U.S. institution. Note: students with a baccalaureate degree from a state-approved or non-accredited institution are encouraged to apply and ask for a transcript evaluation to determine whether conditional admission is possible.

Applicants are responsible for making sure this information is mailed directly from the issuing educational institution to Olivet University:

Olivet University International
Attn: Admissions
36401 Tripp Flats Rd.
Anza, CA 92539

4. A minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent according to the institution's grading norms, for all course work during the last two years of undergraduate study. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 may be admitted on probation under the following provisions:

  • The applicant must complete sixteen hours of graduate courses with a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Successful completion of these requirements will lift the student's probationary status and allow him or her to continue in the degree program.
  • An undergraduate background supported by undergraduate achievement, which would indicate the ability to engage successfully in graduate theological studies.

5. Proficiency in Bible knowledge. A student seeking to enter an Olivet University International graduate degree program must take a written comprehensive examination in the area of Bible knowledge. The Bible knowledge examination tests a student's comprehension of the biblical story in its progressive unfolding of the history of redemption against the backdrop of creation and sin.

A passing score on this exam demonstrates a level of competency that does not require remedial coursework in Bible and theology. Scores that rank below the 80th percentile level will determine that a student must enroll in 8 hours of remedial, non-credit Biblical studies courses (THEO200 and THEO211), which Olivet offers at the undergraduate level as required core curriculum courses for all students enrolled in its Bachelor of Arts degree programs.

6. Test Scores – Applicants must submit GRE/GMAT test scores, with exceptions.*

If an applicant submits multiple score reports, the highest score earned in each single sub score of the examination is used.

*NOTE: GRE/GMAT test scores are not required to establish the admission eligibility of applicants with bachelor’s degree program grade point averages of 3.00 or above in a 4.0 scale. While applicants are not required to submit test scores to Olivet if they earn at least a 3.00 average, it is recommended that they submit standardized admission tests, which can be helpful for the purposes of advising and placement in appropriate courses.

7. ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

A. Prospective students whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English through one of the following for admission:

  • Master’s Degree: A minimum score of 530 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 71 on the Internet Based Test (iBT), a 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), or 50 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report.
  • First Professional Degree or Professional Doctoral Degree: A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 80 on the Internet Based Test (iBT), a 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), or 58 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report.
  • A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test;
  • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam;
  • A minimum B-2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge;
  • A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester credit hours with an average grade of “C” or higher at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or accepted foreign equivalent that is listed in the International Handbook of Universities where the language of instruction was English. A “B” or higher is required for master’s degree, first professional degree, or professional doctoral degree.

B. Transcripts not in English must be evaluated by an appropriate third party and translated into English or evaluated by a trained transcript evaluator fluent in the language on the transcript.

In this case, the evaluator must have expertise in the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, DC 20036 Page 125 educational practices of the country of origin and include an English translation of the review.

8. Recommendations. Applicants must submit at least three recommendation letters. One letter must be a reference from a World Olivet Assembly (WOA) church pastor who is knowledgeable about the applicant's church involvement. The other two recommendations should come from someone who is able to comment on your professional and educational goals and potential. This could be a professor or supervisor. Recommendations may not be from a member of your immediate family or your spouse.

9. Statement of Faith – Applicants must sign Olivet University International's Statement of Faith.

10. Application Fee – Applicants must submit an-refundable application fee

Doctor of Ministry

1. Application Form – Prospect students interested in applying to Olivet University must submit the application form from http://international.olivetuniversity.edu/apply.html

2. Motivation Letter – Applicants must submit a written essay describing

  • 1) Biography or brief sketch of their life
  • 2) Reason for pursuing study at Olivet and how study is to be incorporated in future work
  • 3) How they relate to the ‘Statement of Faith' as given in the Catalog
    • 3. Curriculum Vitae – Applicants must attach their curriculum vitae including following items: Name and contact information (including email) and family data (spouse & children), Educational background (name of the colleges or universities attended, degrees earned, area(s) of study and graduation dates), Brief work history (Place of employment including address and job title, main tasks and achievements), Service documentation (any professional associations, volunteer work, committee membership, etc.)

      4. Official Transcripts (undergraduate and above) – Applicants to the D. Min program must submit official transcripts undertaken at all colleges or universities.

      Applicants are responsible for making sure this information is mailed directly from the issuing educational institution to Olivet University International:

      Olivet University International
      Attn: Admissions
      36401 Tripp Flats Rd.
      Anza, CA 92539

      5. Recommendations – Three recommendations are required. Recommendations should be provided by at least one pastor, and two others who are able to comment on your professional and educational goals and potential, such as professors and supervisors. Make a note that each form is to be filled out by someone who is not a member of immediate family or spouse of applicants.

      6. ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

      A. Prospective students whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English through one of the following for admission:

      • First Professional Degree or Professional Doctoral Degree: A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 80 on the Internet Based Test (iBT), a 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), or 58 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report.
      • A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test;
      • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam;
      • A minimum B-2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge;
      • 5. A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester credit hours with an average grade of “C” or higher at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or accepted foreign equivalent that is listed in the International Handbook of Universities where the language of instruction was English. A “B” or higher is required for master’s degree, first professional degree, or professional doctoral degree.

      B. Transcripts not in English must be evaluated by an appropriate third party and translated into English or evaluated by a trained transcript evaluator fluent in the language on the transcript.

      In this case, the evaluator must have expertise in the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, DC 20036 Page 125 educational practices of the country of origin and include an English translation of the review.

      7. Statement of Faith – Applicants must sign Olivet University's Statement of Faith.

      8. Application Fee – Applicants must submit a $75.00 non-refundable application fee Applicants for the D.Min. program must have the following three prerequisites:

      • Applicant must possess a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary requiring 90 or more semester credit hours (135 quarter credit hours) on the graduate level. Applicants holding graduate degrees not meeting these requirements are subject to credential evaluation and will be required to take additional graduate courses as determined during the admissions process.
      • Applicant must give evidence of ability to do doctoral level work as indicated by a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) at the graduate level.
      • Applicant must have a minimum of three years of ministry experience during/after M.Div. studies and be currently involved in a ministry and normally remain in ministry throughout the duration of his or her doctoral program.

DISCLAIMER: Due to state regulations regarding distance education, currently OUI is accepting applications only from the following U.S. states: Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington. Qualified applicants from all other U.S. states, please feel free to browse and apply to Olivet University's residential programs at: www.olivetuniversity.edu and http://apply.olivetuniversity.edu.




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