Transferring to Olivet

The ONU Transfer Center is designed to make your transition to Olivet stress-free. Olivet is a natural place to complete your degree, and we take every opportunity to make the process as seamless as possible.

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Daneli Hentschel

Transfer Admissions Counselor

Schedule a time with Daneli to talk about how your credits can transfer to Olivet.

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Transferring is Easy. Follow These Three Steps:

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Apply For Admission

Your application tells us what we need to know to get you started. It is completely free and should only take a few minutes.

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Send Us Your Transcript

Having your transcript sent will allow our team of advisors to see how your courses transfer in and how they will apply to your major.

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Add Our Code On FAFSA

Add our school code 001741 to complete your FAFSA. Once received, our team will be able to put together a financial award package for you.


Experts in Your Corner

Our team of qualified enrollment experts are here to handle everything you need- from transcript requests to financial aid verifications to campus visits and beyond. Only a click or call away, we are here to serve you!.

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Make ONU Your ONU! Purple & Gold Days

Visiting Olivet is the ideal way to see how well-suited your career and life goals are compatible with the ONU community. Your P&G visit may include custom visits with faculty, guided tours, personalized appointments with your admissions counselor and so much more! Register for your preferred date in April before it’s too late.

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Best Value School, with Affordability at the Forefront

Olivet Nazarene University has made a strong commitment to making a quality education affordable to everyone-regardless of socio-economic standing. With scholarships, financial aid, grants and loans, and a Zero Tuition initiative for qualified Illinois families, we stand committed to making the impossible possible.  See Affordability


Transfer Agreements With Your College


Want to know which classes transfer? Find a comprehensive list of transfer equivalency agreements with other colleges by clicking here.

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Life AT Olivet

Once a Transfer, Now a Tiger

Students considering transferring colleges often express a concern that they might be labeled as “the transfer” for the rest of their college career. At Olivet, our transfer students become part of the student body from day one. Once you step on campus you’ll realize that you’re no longer a transfer, you’re a tiger.

Have Questions? We are here to help YOU!

We understand transferring can be a scary and overwhelming process so we want to walk alongside you. Below are most of our frequently asked questions. If you ever have any specific questions, or just want to speak to an advisor directly, please reach out to our admission staff located above. We are more than willing to answer anything that comes your way, so don’t hesitate to ask!

The best way for you to get the most information about transferring to Olivet is by applying and setting up a campus visit. You can schedule a visit in many ways: reserve online, contact the admissions office via email, or call Teresa Mathews, our campus visit coordinator at 800-648-1463.

No, if you apply online, it’s free!

If you have taken 15 credit hours or less from a 2-year or 4-year institution then we will admit you off your high school transcript and test scores. If you have 16 credit hours or more then we will admit you off your college transcripts. Either way, the courses you have taken at 2-year and 4-year institutions will transfer as long as they are college level courses with passing grades that the Registrar has approved with a C or better. Most courses from these institutions transfer.


Yes, we offer generous academic grants and scholarships for transfer students. If your GPA is 2.0-2.99, you are eligible for an academic grant. If your GPA is 3.0 or higher, you are eligible for an academic scholarship. These grants and scholarships are renewable for up to four years of your education at Olivet as long as you maintain the minimum GPA.

No, we can admit you off an unofficial copy of your transcript, but we will need an official copy prior to you starting classes.

Members of the national Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society receive higher academic awards. Check with the Registrar’s office at your current school to see if you qualify to be a member of Phi Theta Kappa!

We have numerous scholarships and grants awarded for athletics, music performance, art, marching band, orchestra, leadership and need. You can get multiple scholarships and grants, and they will be combined with your academic grant or scholarship.

Your enrollment deposit lets us know you’re serious about attending Olivet. It allows you to reserve your seat in the classroom and your bed in the dorm (if needed). It is refundable up to a certain date. Get this in as soon as possible so when Pre-Registration begins, you can get into the classes you need to graduate on time.

Yes, you can! We will enroll you in general education courses for the first term that you are here and connect you with the Center for Academic Excellence to help you choose a major that fits you.

If you’re 22 years old or younger, you have the opportunity to live on-campus. If you live locally with your family, or are 23 years of age or older, you can commute to and from campus. All on-campus and commuter students are allowed to have cars, as long as it is registered with the Office of Public Safety.

As with most other nursing schools across the country, Olivet does not accept transfer credit for nursing courses from other nursing programs. We will gladly accept qualifying credit done in areas like biology, chemistry, sociology, math, etc., but all nursing courses (including NURS 202) must be taken at Olivet.

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Where Your Future Begins

We Believe. You Belong Here. Discover why Olivet is a place where faith meets calling. Take the first step today.

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