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Let’s face it, tackling a four-year college right out of high school can be intimidating. Many students choose to wade into college rather than diving in head first, and that’s okay! If you’re a student who is ready for the next step after a two-year college program, we welcome you to check out Olivet College! At OC, career planning is built in to every major, transfer student specialists are on hand to assist you, and 99 percent of students receive financial aid - with generous scholarships still available for fall 2016!

Summer Sunnock, pictured right,... Read more

“Get out there. Go get more experience. Visit the schools. Apply for the scholarships. Make them notice you.” –T’Keyia Collins

T’Keyia Collins (pictured right) is known on campus as a student-athlete, but she’s also a transfer student. TK has had Olivet on her radar since graduating from high school, and was recruited to the Olivet College Women’s Basketball Team. She decided to attend community college her freshman year and transferred to another community college her second year. TK didn’t forget about Olivet, though, and finally transferred to OC for her third year of... Read more

Are you still looking for the right college fit? It’s not too late to apply to OC! Here’s what transfer students need to prepare for their big transition!


1. Transferring is easier than you think. Olivet's admissions staff will work with you one-on-one to transfer the credits you’ve already earned, select a major and schedule your classes. Contact us now at 800.456.7189 or

2. It’s not too late to transfer to OC for the 2016 fall semester. Olivet is still accepting students for our fall class, but time is... Read more

Ryan Bowling ’06, D.C., pictured right, has been ranked as one of the 10 Best Chiropractors for Client Satisfaction in Arizona by the American Institute of Chiropractors (AIOC) in 2016. It's sure to be a memorable year for the Bowlings, as Ryan's wife, Anne, was also recognized with the honor, and the couple recently welcomed a daughter, Ava Bella, into the world.​

Practitioners are nominated by clients and peers for recognition from the AIOC. The institute then researches and evaluates the performance of each nominee. The AIOC said they look for individuals who demonstrate... Read more

Smart, dedicated and always at the ready when students need her, Kelly Parker ’05 (pictured second from right), risk management and insurance program administrator, MBA program coordinator and Gamma Iota Sigma student advisor, is a staple of Olivet’s nationally ranked RMI program. In July, Parker learned she is one of 11 insurance industry professionals nationwide to receive a master’s degree scholarship from the Spencer Educational Foundation Inc. She plans to use her scholarship toward the management in training and development online program at University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill... Read more

There's still time to apply for the fall semester and become part of the Class of 2020!

You’ve flipped through the viewbooks, scoured the websites and checked out social media for a hundred potential colleges. But sometimes, all it takes is a feeling to convince you that a certain place is where you belong. So no matter if Olivet College is your top choice, or just a blip on your radar, you owe it to yourself to visit campus and see.

"Oftentimes students are just unsure about what to look for in a college until they make a visit," said Lisa Lehman, assistant... Read more

Scholarships are just one of the many forms of financial aid Olivet College has available for students, and the list of them is growing – with some interesting opportunities. That means good news for families, as Olivet now offers scholarships for twins and siblings. The qualifications are simple – starting in the fall of 2016, both twins or the sibling of a student already attending Olivet, must be newly enrolled. Best of all, there is no application fee, and receiving the Twin or Sibling Scholarship does not prevent students from taking advantage of any other scholarships the college... Read more

Orientation is designed to prepare students for four years of college in a single day. No worries though, Olivet’s been welcoming students since 1844, so our faculty and staff will take good care of you. You’ll leave with a wealth of knowledge about campus life, and you’ll also experience these 10 amazing things firsthand.

1. You’ll listen to a lot of information, but you’ll be glad you did. If you want to know the dining hours, where to get your parking pass or how to locate your schedule online, this is when you should... Read more

Kimberly McGowan, head coach for the Olivet College women’s soccer team, has been selected as a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) 30 Under 30 Class of 2016-2017. Fifteen men and 15 women were chosen among 350 coaches for the honor.

To be selected, individuals must show great promise in their coaching career. McGowan has done just that in the short time she has been with Olivet College, 18 months. In her first season coaching the Comets, McGowan pushed the team to win the fifth-most games in school history, 11, including eight MIAA wins, tying the... Read more

Nicole Gilbert made the decision to transfer to Olivet College in the Spring of 2015 and never looked back.

(Pictured from left: Zoe Feighner, Nicole Gilbert, Nicole Sebok, and Isabelle Leon.)

10 Fast Facts About Nicole

  • Transfer student from Grand Valley
  • Major: Biology-Premedical, Minor: Business
  • Women’s Track and Field team, events: 800 and mile​
  • Hometown: Battle Creek, Mich.
  • Runs half marathons in her spare time
  • Student Associate for the Admissions Office
  • Commuter
  • Double... Read more


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