Special Programs

If you are seeking more challenges, cultural experiences, deeper study or expanded knowledge, we have additional academic options for you. We will help you find or develop programs that build on your strengths, in order that you will attain your life’s ambitions.

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Learn why Olivet’s dedication to faith and integrity have earned its rank as Illinois's number one Christian university.


Campus Visit

We offer several different ways for you to visit our beautiful campus! Whether you visit in person or online, choose a personalized visit or energetic event day, we want to show you all that Olivet has to offer.

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It all starts here! We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. All completed applications receive equal consideration.

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Develop strong leadership skills for your future career through Olivet’s Roaring Tiger ROTC Battalion. Upon graduation, be commissioned as an officer and also receive your bachelor’s degree in your major area of study.

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Study Abroad and Off-Campus Study

Discover the world outside your college classroom. Live an adventure in a new community. Connect your faith with your passions. 

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Pre-Professional Programs

Doctors. Lawyers. Pharmacists. Physical Therapists. Olivet boasts a multitude of alumni who credit their alma mater for their success in graduate school and professional careers. And we offer a number of outstanding pre-professional degree programs to help you have the successful career you ultimately desire.

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Honors Program

This four-year program is designed to encourage and nurture academically talented students.

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Additional Opportunities


(Associated Colleges of the Chicago Areas) Student Symposium: Design and do an independent research project, prepare an abstract and then give an oral presentation of your results at this annual symposium. Open to students in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, psychology, sociology/anthropology and business/economics.

Scholar Week

Students — along with faculty and other guests — present results of their academic research projects during a week-long series of lectures and discussions.


Pence-Boyce Research Program Fellowships and Olivet Research Associates Program: Work with a faculty member on a forward-looking, 10-week research project during the summer. Projects may be theoretical, lab or field studies. Receive a stipend so you can work full time on your project. Available for science and mathematics students.

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Ready to take the next step? Applying takes only a few minutes, and is a great way to get the ball rolling. It helps us know you are serious about college, and considering Olivet. We will take it from there!

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Schedule a Visit

Excited to experience more? We’d love to plan a personalized visit just for you. Click below and we’ll schedule a time for you to travel to Olivet, take a campus tour, meet your admissions counselor, and visit with a professor.

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Visit Online

Explore campus with an online tour and set-up a virtual meeting with your admissions counselor. Of course, you will want to come to campus as soon as possible, but our online visit should help you in the meantime.

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