Through ONUPlus, Olivet proudly partners with churches and similar organizations around the country and offers Olivet degrees that better suit the needs in your community.

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Olivet’s Extension Site Program

Olivet Nazarene University is grounded in faith, with a mission to equip you for lives of service to God and humanity. That mission is not limited to Bourbonnais, Illinois.

Academic credit can also be earned for up to six semesters of applied practical learning. This allows you to obtain first-hand leadership, ministry, and workplace experience in your chosen field.

Fill out the student interest form below and your site director will reach out to you to answer questions and guide you through the admissions process.

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Fully Accredited

Degrees acquired through an ONUPlus program are regionally accredited. This means financial aid is available to those who qualify and credits are easy to transfer.

Affordable Tuition

Olivet offers discounted tuition to students at extension sites, allowing ONUPlus to offer tuition at a lower cost. As a full time student, you can earn up to 36 credit hours for a full year at the cost of $10,000.

Life Flexibility

Through ONUPlus, you will earn a college degree while having the flexibility to remain at home and continue to work a part-time job.

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ONUPlus Extension Sites

ONUPlus allows students to stay involved in their local community, church, or organization. In addition to coursework, many sites offer leadership training, practical experience, and engaging activities for college-age students. These experiences are unique to the church site!

Click on your site’s link below to schedule a visit with your local site director.


  • Crossbridge Community Church, Ottawa, IL**
  • Ridgeland Church, Oak Lawn, IL* 



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**on hold / inactive

ONUPlus is for all high school graduates and interested young adults who look to discover and embrace their God-given mission within a platform of vocational ministry or the marketplace.

ONUPlus is a network of sites where students attend to take online courses from Olivet Nazarene University so that students can stay involved in their local community, church or organization. Some courses will feature an online model where professors teach live over Zoom, while some other courses will be work at your own pace each week. In addition to coursework, many sites offer leadership training, practical experience and engaging activities for college-aged students.

This varies by site and location, but each site may offer volunteer opportunities on a monthly basis, group outings, and through the Olivet Nazarene University community, students can also participate on the E-Sports team.

ONUPlus courses are Christ-centered and vibrant, exhibiting a missional focus that matches the ministry of the local site. Courses are offered in either a 8-week (accelerated) or 16-week format. Each week’s work must be completed before moving on to the next week. Students will be part of a supportive student community where learning is upbeat and positive.

Students have scheduled classes and academic activities for approximately 3-4 days per week to work on coursework and engage in spiritual formation. Students may also participate in practicum experiences, small groups or other student activities as coordinated by each site.

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