Admissions Process for Freshmen
- Complete the Application for Admission. The application is available at the Office of Admissions or at www.olivet.edu. Detailed instructions are included on the form. Applications may be submitted online, by mail, or by fax in the last semester of the junior year or in the senior year. The deadline for filing an application for admission is May 15 for the fall semester, and January 1 for the spring semester.
- Request that the high school send a transcript of at least six semesters of work to Olivet Nazarene University, along with a recommendation from the guidance office or principal. A transcript request form is included in the admissions packet to be given to the high school. A request must also be made that the high school send the final transcript after the student has graduated from high school.
- Arrange with the high school guidance office to take the American College Test (ACT) when convenient. This is usually taken in the spring of the junior year or during the senior year. Scores from the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) may be considered toward your admission and for scholarship evaluation purposes, but the ACT must be taken prior to enrollment.
- Upon receipt of the completed application, transcripts, and test scores, action will be taken by the Office of Admissions. Notification of acceptance, contingent upon actual graduation from high school and receipt of the final transcript, will be sent to the student by mail as soon as possible.
- With notification of admission, a health questionnaire and immunization form will be sent for completion. These must be filed with the University before registering for classes. They are kept in the Health Office for reference by the University nurse and physician if needed.
- Submit the enrollment deposit of $500. This deposit ensures a student's place in the incoming freshman class, and serves as a priority indicator for both class registration and campus housing. See Chapter 3 on University Life for residence hall living requirements. Campus housing cannot be assigned until this deposit is submitted and the student is accepted for admission. The deposit is refundable up to May 1, if the student chooses not to enroll at Olivet. Rooms are assigned through the Office of Student Development.
- Apply for financial aid, if needed, as early as possible in the year of enrolling in college. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is generally available in December for the following school year. See Chapter 5, "Financial Information," for additional details.
- New students and their parents are invited to the campus for a mandatory orientation period during the summer preceding fall enrollment at Olivet, or at the beginning of the spring semester for spring enrollment. These sessions provide a more extensive introduction to the University, a chance to meet fellow students, and an opportunity to select courses and housing. Invitations will be sent by the Office of Admissions to accepted students who have completed all the above steps in the admissions process. The orientation may include some additional diagnostic testing. Freshmen are admitted to classes only after completing the freshman testing and orientation program.