General Studies

The Department of General Studies exists to help undergraduate students transition to university-level curriculum, set academic and life goals, and develop academic skills and attitudes required for personal and professional success. General Studies courses and peer-programming are designed to come alongside students to foster confidence and competence across all areas of study.

Academic Coaching Center Services

Phone: 815-936-3963 

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Academic Courses

Supporting students’ academic success is an important responsibility. Olivet has a variety of services in place to support students as they pursue their degrees. Courses are provided for students needing to develop their writing, math, and/or learning skills. Supplemental course instruction is offered for several general education courses. 


Academic Coaching center

The Academic Coaching Center (ACC) provides tutoring and academic coaching to undergraduate students across a myriad of subjects. We are a place of encouragement and hope; a place where students receive the support they need to achieve their academic goals. We believe learning is a developmental process that is never complete and thus tutors and coaches, recognizing the potential in all students, work to foster the independent learning skills of each student they encounter.

General Studies with a Christian Purpose

The best way to see if Olivet is a good fit for you is to visit the campus. We offer unique, customized visit days every weekday, and special Purple & Gold days, too, where you can get up close at all things ONU.

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