Current Students

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

Technology Requirements

At Olivet University , technology plays an important part in a student's ability to communicate with administration, faculty, and fellow students. Accordingly, all students must have access to a computer with the minimum specifications set forth below.

  • Ability to use email to correspond with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Ability to access, create, and save documents in Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to run an anti-virus application to ensure that files are virus free

All students must be familiar with Microsoft Word, at minimum*. To enroll in classes online, students must also have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements:

Hardware

  • 266 MHz processor (Intel Pentium or Celeron, or AMD Athlon processor)
  • 64MB RAM
  • 3 GB hard drive or larger
  • 56.6 Kbps modem, DSL, or cable modem
  • 1024 x 768 monitor and video card
  • Sound card with speakers and microphone (for selected courses)
  • CD-ROM drive

Software

  • A Microsoft Windows Operating System (Windows 98, ME, 2000, or XP) with all of the latest critical updates
  • Microsoft Office 2000 (or higher)
  • A current anti-virus application
  • Internet Explorer 5.0 (or higher)
  • Adobe Reader (free download on the Internet)

* Microsoft Word is required to submit all assignments. In addition, some classes might require use of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have the required software before enrolling in a course.

Internet/Email

  • An Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • An email address

Participation in Olivet University 's online programs also requires an Internet Service Provider (ISP). An ISP supplies access to the Internet for a monthly fee. Selection of an ISP provides access to a software installation package, user name, password, email address, and one or more telephone access numbers. In many areas cable TV and digital telephone services offer high-speed Internet access.