Traverse City Area Public Schools, Cadillac Area Public Schools and Marshall Public Schools students will now be automatically admitted to The University of Olivet, thanks to Olivet Direct!, a program that makes the admissions process faster and easier for qualified students.
Direct admission allows high-achieving students to lock in their acceptance and financial aid award without requiring them to go through a lengthy admissions process.
“The University of Olivet is excited to welcome Traverse City, Cadillac and Marshall public schools as our newest Olivet Direct! schools. Thanks to this partnership, more Michigan high school graduates will be able to attend The University of Olivet and benefit from our generous financial awards structure and have a deeply immersive residential experience,” said President Steven Corey, Ph.D. “An Olivet education alters the trajectory of a person’s life. A four-year degree increases a person’s lifetime earnings, opens the door to countless career possibilities, broadens life experiences, and offers opportunities to build lasting friendships and mentorships with diverse populations.”
Cadillac Area Public Schools Superintendent Jennifer Brown said, “We are excited about partnering with The University of Olivet to bring Olivet Direct to Cadillac Area Public Schools graduates. This partnership will reduce the lengthy admissions process which can be a barrier for many students.”
Further, high school students from these districts may qualify for the Olivet ADVANTAGE Scholarship, which will cover the full cost of published tuition and general fees after all federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarships are applied. To qualify for free tuition, seniors must be eligible for the Michigan Achievement Scholarship, be Pell-eligible and have been a Michigan resident for at least one year. The Olivet ADVANTAGE Scholarship aims to guarantee students, especially first-generation students and those from low-to-moderate-income families throughout Michigan, a quality, relationship-based college experience.
“We are thrilled that our Traverse City Area Public Schools students will be able to take advantage of direct admission to Olivet through the Olivet Direct! Program. We are equally excited that our students will have access to the Olivet Advantage Scholarship Program. This program supports access to education though significant financial support,” said Traverse City Area Public Schools Superintendent Dr. VanWagoner.