Olivet School of Media and Communication

UnderGraduate Admissions

Application Deadlines

Application Requirements

  • Application Form – Prospective students interested in applying to Olivet University must submit the application form through https://apply.olivetuniversity.edu/. Olivet University does not accept the Common Application. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age.
  • Admission Essay – Applicants must submit a written essay approximately 700-1000 words in length describing their personal faith in Jesus Christ. Applicants must also submit their admission essay no less than 1000 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.
  • High School Transcripts – Applicants to Olivet University’s undergraduate degree programs must submit an official high school transcript from the public, private, or home school or official transcripts undertaken at all colleges or universities. Applicants who have not graduated from high school must attain the General Educational Development (GED) certificate before admission. Applicants are responsible for making sure this information is mailed directly from the issuing educational institution to Olivet University.
  • Proficiency in Bible knowledge. All undergraduate students must take a written comprehensive examination in the area of Bible knowledge upon matriculation.
  • Test Scores – Submission of SAT or ACT scores is voluntary for applying to Olivet University. If an applicant submits multiple score reports, the highest score earned in every single subscore of the examination would be used.
  • English Language Proficiency – Language Proficiency is basic to the work of journalists and media professionals. In addition to satisfying the general undergraduate admissions criteria of Olivet University, non-native English speakers applying to the Olivet School of Media and Communication should demonstrate English language proficiency by earning the required scores:
    • Score 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)* examination:
      • Internet-based test (iBT): Minimum score of 84 or higher
      • Paper-based Test (PBT): Minimum score of 562 or higher
    • Duolingo English Test (DET): Minimum score of 115 
  • Recommendations – Applicants must submit at least three recommendation letters. One letter must be a reference from an Olivet Assembly (OA) church pastor who is familiar with the applicant’s current church involvement. The other two recommendations should come from the committed members of the applicant’s church who can comment on his/her faith in Jesus Christ. Recommendations may not come from the applicant’s immediate family members or spouse. Additional recommendation – If applicants serve in a ministry outside of their church, they should also submit a reference from one of its leadership team members.
  • Statement of Faith – Applicants must sign Olivet University’s Statement of Faith.
  • Application Fee – Applicants must submit a $75.00 non-refundable application fee.
  • Interview with OSMC faculty