- Application Form
Prospective students interested in applying to Olivet University must submit the application form through http://apply.myolivet.com/
- Admission Essay
Applicants must submit a written admission essay. Admission essay Part I should be approximately 700-1,000 words in length describing their personal faith in Jesus Christ. Admission essay Part II should be no less than 1,000 words, describing their reason for applying to the University and their study plan. All applicants to Olivet University should evince a strong Christian character, the potential for effectiveness in Christian ministry, and the scholastic ability and emotional maturity to handle a higher education experience.
- Bachelor’s Degree Transcripts
Applying to a master’s program requires a bachelor’s degree and transcripts from an institute accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Applicants with a bachelor’s degree from a state approved or non-accredited institution are encouraged to apply and ask for a transcript evaluation to determine whether conditional admission is possible. Applicants are responsible for making sure this information is mailed directly from the issuing educational institution to Olivet University’s main campus:
36401 Tripp Flats Rd.
Anza, CA 92539
Applications must obtain a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent according to the institution’s grading norms, for all course work during the last two years of undergraduate study. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 may be admitted on probation under the following provisions: The applicant must complete sixteen hours of graduate courses with a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Successful completion of these requirements will lift the student’s probationary status and allow him or her to continue in the degree program.
- Proficiency in Bible Knowledge
Applicants must take a written comprehensive examination in the area of Bible knowledge. The Bible knowledge examination tests a student’s comprehension of the biblical story in its progressive unfolding of the history of redemption against the backdrop of creation and sin.
- English Language Proficiency
Prospective students whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English through one of the following for admission:
- A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 80 on the Internet Based Test (iBT), a 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), or 58 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report.
- A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test.
- A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam.
- A minimum B-2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge.
- A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester credit hours (45 quarter credit hours) with an average grade of “C” or higher at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or accepted foreign equivalent that is listed in the International Handbook of Universities where the language of instruction was English.
- A diploma of completion of the Certificate in English as a Second Language program from Olivet University or passing the Olivet Language Studies Proficiency Test (OLSPT) in English with scores at or above: total score 75, writing score 7, speaking score 18.
Applicants must submit at least three recommendation letters. One letter must be a reference from a World Olivet Assembly (WOA) church pastor who is familiar with the applicant’s current ministry involvement. The other two recommendations should come from church members who can comment on your personal faith in Jesus Christ. This could be two committed members of your church. Recommendations may not be from a member of your immediate family or your spouse.
- Statement of Faith – Applicants must sign Olivet University’s Statement of Faith.
- Nonrefundable application fee of $75
- Interview with OSMC faculty