Complete Your Degree: Your Way

A pathway back to finishing your degree.

Your Way is a tuition-free general education initiative that radically simplifies and redefines the learning experience, bending the cost curve and flipping the focus from the course to the student. It's a learning experience that is self-paced, offering bite-sized content to make learning more accessible, more hands-on, and more engaging. Your Way flattens barriers and creates equity by ensuring students can learn regardless of where they live or what their background may be. Students can access it at any time, from any device. That way, students can put their education to work to build a better life for themselves and a better world for others.

Olivet At A Glance
94%
Retention Rate
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of America's "Best Colleges."
Recognized as a "College of Distinction."
Faculty

Our faculty team is equipped with some of the best leaders in the industry. With most of them holding the title of adjunct professor for Olivet, this means that they are still working in their respected field and are able to bring real life examples to the classroom.

Get to know our Faculty!

Stacey Moore, Associate Dean

"It’s my hope that, through our programs and faculty, that students will be equipped to carry out the Lord’s specific purpose for their life and that will, in fact, fulfill the mission of Olivet Online."

Commonly Asked Questions
What is Your Way?

An Olivet Nazarene University initiative that provides a pathway back to finishing your degree by offering tuition-free general education courses to online adult students.

  • Tuition Free - Students pay a $50 fee per credit hour for grading and transcription ($150 per course)
  • Books are Included - no expensive textbooks to buy.
  • Self-Paced  - work on your own schedule.
  • Courses are built on a 6 week model but can be completed faster or slower based on your preference. 
  • Retakes- all tests and assignments can be resubmitted if you need to improve your score.
  • The Wayfinder Community - Support and resources all in one place.
  • Start Anytime - Apply today and start tomorrow.
What are general education courses?

General Education (or Gen Ed for short) is required curriculum that makes up the foundation of an undergraduate degree.

Do I have to have a high GPA?

There is no GPA requirement to begin taking General Education courses.

How fast can I complete a course?

Courses are self-paced, so you can take as little or as much time as needed. However, the courses require a significant amount of time to learn the materials well enough to earn credit for the course.

Do I have to complete homework for general education courses?

To meet the learning objectives of each course, you will have to study and participate in engagement activities. Each course is broken down into modules and each modules has many units. Every unit has a knowledge-check quiz at the end. While each course is different, some courses require papers. At the end of each course, students will submit an assessment package for review by a faculty member. This can include one or more tests, papers and/or projects.

Will I ever meet faculty or other students?

You will interact with both faculty and students in the Wayfinder community.

Do I need to purchase books?

No. Your Way is a completely online, self-paced environment that contains all of the education materials required for the course.

How can I guarantee I will pass a general education course?

As with any college course, you must read, study and engage with faculty and peers to complete the learning objectives and pass the course.

What happens if I fail a general education course?

You are allowed 2 retakes on all assessments.

Are there any charges to enroll in general education courses?

There is no tuition assessed to enroll in general education courses. There is, however, a transcript fee for all credits.

What is the transcript fee?

This fee covers the cost of reviewing mastery assessments and awarding credit for an official transcript. The transcript fee is $50 per credit hour.

How do I pay the transcript fee?

Students pay the transcript fee via PayPal.

How many credits can I transfer?

In general, 60 credits from a community or two-year college or 60-90 credits from a combination of two and four-year institutions may be applied towards the degree. The Nursing program accepts up to 82 hour credit hours. Students are required to complete at least the final 30 to 60 credits at Olivet to earn a degree.

What bachelor's degrees are offered at Olivet that I transition to after completing these general education credits?
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Business
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Leadership
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business 
  • Bachelor of Science in Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science in Multi-Disciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (For those with an RN License)
  • Pre-Nursing (For those without an RN License)
What courses are available?
  • BIB 105 - Introduction to Christianity
  • BIB 110 - Introduction to World Religions
  • BIB 215 - Understanding the Bible
  • BIO 201 - General Biological Science
  • CHM 101 - Chemistry
  • COM 105 - Oral Communication
  • ENG 109 - College Writing I
  • ENG 200 - College Writing II
  • ENG 204 - World Literature
  • ENG 301 - Thematic Studies in Literature
  • FAC 126 - Nutrition in Health and Fitness
  • FIN 105 - Fine Arts
  • GEO 121 - Physical Geography
  • HIS 210 - Western Civilization
  • HIS 379 - Latin American History and Politics
  • MTH 117 - Finite Math
  • MTH 120 - Introduction to Statistics
  • PSC 223 - American Government
  • SOC 120 - Introduction to Sociology
  • THE 300 - Faith and Contemporary Issues
  • THE 310 - Christianity and Culture

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