Admissions

Welcome to Olivet University, where future leaders and scholars are equipped to change the world for Jesus Christ.

Apply to the School

All applicants are encouraged to tour Olivet University's online learning environment or campus before enrolling. Before enrolling, all applicants must also fill out an Enrollment Agreement and submit a deposit in accordance with the Student Fees and Payment schedule. A parent or legal guardian must sign the Enrollment Agreement if the applicant is under 18 years of age.

In the application, all applicants must provide:

1. Application Fee of $75 (non-refundable)

2. A written statement describing personal faith in Jesus Christ as it relates to a Christian conversion experience and/or development in Christian character

3. A personal essay describing the purpose in applying to Olivet University

4. Secondary/Postsecondary school transcripts

High school and/or school transcripts or General Education Development (G.E.D.) scores must be sent to the Admissions Office. High school transcripts should show class rank (if available), date of graduation, grade point average, and all courses taken. Transcripts from each school attended beyond high school should also be sent to Olivet University . All transcripts must be sent directly from the school attended to Olivet University . Personal copies are not official. Home school applicants are also welcome, though home school applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

5. At least two letters of recommendation to show evidence of Christian character and potential for effectiveness in Christian ministry.

One letter of reference from an Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches (EAPC) pastor. The second can be from a person is very familiar with your academic and professional talents and/or skills.

Strongly Recommended

  • Standardized Test Results (especially TOEFL, or other evidence of English language proficiency)
  • Mid-year School Report or Mid-Year Transcript (when applicable)

Upon completion of all admissions requirements, Olivet admissions personnel will review the information and inform applicants whether or not they have been accepted for enrollment. Prospective students are encouraged to discuss plans, goals, and questions with Olivet admissions staff during this application process.

Admission Process:

We take great care to review every application thoroughly. We pay closest attention to your:

  • Secondary/postsecondary school transcript(s)
  • Quality of writing, as demonstrated in your essay
  • Character and extra-/co-curricular involvements and talents as described in pastor and other evaluations, and your essay.

Your academic transcript receives the greatest weight. The rigor of the courses you have taken, the quality of your grades and the consistency with which you've worked over the course of your academic career provide us with the clearest indication of how well you will perform academically at Olivet University. Essays also play an important role in helping us to evaluate you compared to other students. Aspects of your character, as evinced by recommendations, the personal essay, and extra and co-curricular talent and pursuits help admission officers draw important distinctions among potential students.

Electronic Application

Olivet University only accepts applications submitted electronically. At the time that you submit your application, please also submit the non-refundable application fee of $75.

Please make a copy of all application material for your records before submitting them to Olivet University.

How to Apply

To request application forms and instructions, call (415) 371-0002 ext. 210.
You can also apply online at http://apply.olivetuniversity.edu

Applicants can also write to:
Olivet University
Attn: Admissions
1025 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103