Admissions Process for Transfer Students
The same basic steps are involved for transfer students as for new freshmen, except that the high school transcript need not be sent. Transcripts of all other college work must be sent to Olivet for evaluation of transfer credit. Scores of the American College Test (ACT) are not required of transfer students, but can be used to determine eligibility for academic scholarships. Attendance at all other post-secondary institutions must be reported, and official transcripts of all previous college work attempted must be sent, on the request of the student, directly from the college or university to Olivet.
Admission will be determined from these credentials, subject to the following conditions:
- Students on disciplinary probation are not accepted at Olivet Nazarene University.
- Courses accepted for transfer must be comparable to those taught at Olivet and/or must be recognized by the Registrar as generally being applicable toward a baccalaureate degree.
- A maximum of 68 semester hours will be accepted from two-year colleges as transfer credit at Olivet. Olivet Nazarene University is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide agreement that allows transfer of completed Illinois-transferable general education core curriculum between participating institutions. For further information about general education requirements for transfer students, consult with Olivet's Office of the Registrar.
- Students who enter Olivet with an Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.), or an Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree from regionally accredited colleges and universities will have met all general education requirements for graduation from Olivet, except for the general education Religion courses and 6-8 hours of International Culture credits. However, these students may be required to complete additional elective courses beyond the required core courses in their major to satisfy the 128 credit-hour requirement for graduation from Olivet.
- Grades of F will not be accepted as transfer credit, but will be calculated in the grade point average for determining admission status, initial financial aid eligibility and initial athletic eligibility. After one term of attendance, only grades of courses that were accepted in transfer will apply toward the cumulative grade point average used in determining academic standing, graduation, graduation honors, financial aid, and athletic eligibility. For additional information regarding academic standing, financial aid eligibility, and athletic eligibility, refer to Chapter 6, "Academic Regulations."
- A maximum of 15 hours of correspondence coursework may be applied toward a degree at Olivet.
- The cumulative grade point average from all previous institutions will be considered in determining admission status, initial financial aid eligibility, and initial athletic eligibility. Students who have attained a minimum cumulative grade point average according to the following schedule may be admitted in satisfactory academic standing; students who fall below the above minimum standards are not making satisfactory progress and, if admitted, would be on academic probation.