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Transfer to Olivet College Today!

We are thrilled that you are interested in transferring to Olivet College!

We have made the transfer process extremely quick, easy and painless – in fact, once you apply, you will connect with a transfer specialist that will help you every step of the way. We are excited to have you learn more about Olivet College, engage with our campus community, and find your new home-away-from-home.

Next Steps

In just three easy steps you’ll be on your way to becoming a Comet!

  1. Complete your online application.
  2. Submit your high school transcript OR a copy of your high school diploma.
  3. Submit your official transcripts from the college you are attending or have attended in the past (regardless of how many semesters).

Please send your documents to:
Jared Stratz
Director of Admission and Transfer Student Recruiter
Click to email Jared

Mailing Address
Olivet College Admissions Office
320 S. Main St.
Olivet, MI 49076


Schedule Your Visit

At Olivet College, we want to build a relationship with you so that we can do our best to help you navigate the college transfer process. Your one–on–one campus visit with an admissions rep can focus on anything you’d like to talk about, including next steps, financial aid, majors and minors, athletics, music opportunities, life on campus, leadership programs, transitioning to college and more! Schedule a campus visit today!

Scholarships for Transfer Students

Olivet College is proud to offer an affordable college option for students interested in a small, private, relationship-focused institution. Take a look at the variety of financial aid opportunities offered to transfer students:

  • Transfer Merit Scholarships – Ranging from $10,000 to $16,000 per year. This unique transfer scholarship is calculated using your highest GPA earned. Be sure to submit both your high school transcript and college transcript(s) so that we can award you a merit based on the transcript with the highest GPA.
  • Performance and Participation Programs: Variable scholarship available to students who participate in one of the following activities: Art Alliance, Bowling, Choral, Cheer, Difference Maker, Gospel Choir, Marching Band, Music, Outdoor Recreation and Competitive Clay Target Program, Spirit and STUNT squad and Women’s Leadership Program.
  • Honors Scholarship: Variable scholarship awarded to students participating in our Global Citizen Honors Program. An invitation is required to participate in this program and to be eligible for the scholarship.
  • Other Scholarship Opportunities: Alumni Award, New Michigander Award, Sibling Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship and more.

We also encourage you to file a FAFSA in order to determine your eligibility for federal aid – including grants and federal loans.

Please email Jared Stratz, director of admissions and transfer student recruiter, or call him at 269-749-7767 to discuss scholarships and financial aid.

Michigan Transfer Network

The Michigan Transfer Network allows students and advisors to view transfer course equivalencies between many Michigan colleges and universities. Click here to find out how your college credits will transfer!

Transfer FAQ

What is the maximum number of semester hours that can be transferred to your institution to be used toward a bachelor’s degree?
Olivet will accept up to 62 semester hours from a two-year institution and up to 90 semester hours from a four-year institution. We also accept a combination of semester hours from both two- and four-year institutions.

What is the minimum number of credit hours that I need to have in order to be eligible to apply as a transfer student?
We do not require a minimum number of credit hours in order to be eligible to transfer to Olivet College. We work with you one-on-one to transfer the maximum number of credits from your current institution.

What is the minimum GPA requirement for transfer student applicants? 
A minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA is required to transfer to Olivet College. If you have attended more than one institution, we will calculate your GPA based on credits attempted and credits earned.

When is the application deadline for transfer students?
We have rolling admissions at Olivet College and you can apply for free online at any time. Fill out an application at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in which you plan to enroll.

What scholarships are available through your institution for new transfer students?
When it comes to our merit-based scholarships, we’ll accept either your high school or college grade point average to determine your transfer scholarship. Please see our grants and scholarships page for more information.

What classes do not transfer to Olivet College?
To be accepted, courses must be 100-level classes or higher and completed with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Olivet College does not accept pass/fail courses. Technical, vocational or remedial (developmental) courses are not accepted as transfer credit.

How can I determine if a class will transfer to Olivet College?
Olivet College utilizes the Michigan Transfer Network to record transfer course equivalencies for Michigan colleges and universities.

The substitution of any additional courses you have taken at other institutions for particular courses at Olivet College can only be approved by the department chair of the department in which the course is offered. No guarantee exists that a particular course taken at another institution will be permitted to substitute for a particular course at Olivet College. Students who wish to have a particular course or courses considered for substitution must complete a course substitution form. Submit the form along with the course description or syllabus of the course you wish to be considered to the department chair of the appropriate department for assessment. The name of the chair for each department can be found under Academic Departments.

If you have questions about transfer coursework, please email Jared Stratz, director of admission and transfer student recruiter, or contact him at 269-749-7767.

Michigan Transfer Agreement

Does Olivet College accept the MTA/MACRAO stamp? Is it required?
Yes, we accept the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)/MACRAO! Students with a MACRAO agreement satisfied and no degree will be considered as having completed the equivalent of our general education requirements for the Liberal Arts Core. Please check with your current college to view your MTA/MACRAO standing.

What is the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)?
The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) was designed to facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one institution to another. Students may complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement as part of an associate degree or as a stand-alone package at a Michigan community college.

What are the minimum requirements to receive the MTA?
To fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement, students must successfully complete at least 30 credits of courses in six defined areas with at least a grade of 2.0 in each course. These credits are certified by the sending institution and a notation is placed on the sending institution’s transcript for the receiving college. For more information regarding your MTA status, please contact your current institution.


For more information about the transfer process or to talk with someone in person, feel free to email Jared Stratz, director of admission and transfer student recruiter or contact him at 269-749-7767.

Olivet College is excited to offer Transfer Tuesday virtual events in order to help support students interested in learning more about our transfer process. Join us LIVE via Zoom to dive deeper into the opportunities that exist for transfer students at OC.

During the event, we will:

  • Discuss the transfer credit evaluation process.
  • Identify scholarship and financial aid opportunities and MORE.

Pop in any Tuesday between 1 to 2:30 p.m. to connect one-on-one a transfer specialist. Explore academic and athletic/talent program interests.The transfer process for students can be unique, therefore we want to make sure this experience is very personalized.

Click here to RSVP for a Transfer Tuesday

If you have any questions prior to registering, please email Jared Stratz, Director of Admissions, or call 269-749-7767.

We look forward to answering all your transfer questions and continue exploring all the great opportunities that exist for you at Olivet College. Your future is only a few clicks away!