A transfer student is defined as any student who has previously matriculated as a degree candidate at another institution and has earned or is earning college-level academic credit at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Students applying for transfer to Olivet University must follow the admission procedures. Official college transcripts from all schools attended must be sent directly from the previously attended college(s) to:
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Anza, CA 92539
Coursework transferred or accepted for credit toward any OU degree must be relevant to the degree program, with course content and level of instruction resulting in student competencies at least equivalent to those of students enrolled in this university's own degree programs. In assessing and documenting equivalent learning and qualified faculty, OU personnel consult official institutional catalogs and employ recognized guides which aid in the evaluation for credit.
Such guides include those published by the American Council on Education, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), and the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs, or such services as are provided by AACRAO or the World Education Services (WES).
In order to assist students with curricular planning, the transfer evaluation process must be completed as soon as possible. After enrollment at the university, courses taken at another institution are evaluated for transfer by the Registrar's Office.
Transfer courses are evaluated in the Office of Admissions for acceptance of core curriculum requirements and general elective credit. Transfer credits applied toward major requirements are determined in consultation with the appropriate academic divisions.
Olivet University reserves the right to notify applicants that they must have their non U.S. academic transcripts evaluated by an academic transcript evaluating agency using a course-by-course report. Olivet prefers that transcripts be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). In such cases, credit and placement decisions are based on recommendations of AACRAO. (Credentials evaluation reports are the financial responsibility of the applicant.)
NOTE: An applicant with less than 45 quarter hours completed at their previous college or university may be required to submit a high school transcript. Olivet University evaluates each applicant's academic performance and history as well as the subjective application materials.
Upper division transfer is for transfer applicants who meet the following eligibility standards:
NOTE: Olivet University also evaluates each applicant's academic performance and history as well as the subjective application materials.
Transfer credits may be accepted no more than 8 quarter hours or the equivalent awarded by another recognized institution. Master transfer is for applicants who meet the following eligibility standards: