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Military & Veteran Students

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Olivet College is committed to helping our U.S. Active Duty and Military Veteran students navigate their educational opportunities. Below you will find the necessary steps to apply to Olivet College, as well as the faculty and staff on campus who are available to assist you every step of the way.

Step 1: Apply to Olivet College     APPLY NOW!    

Step 2: Order Military/Civilian Transcripts

Please send all previous civilian education and military course transcripts sent to:

Olivet College
Admissions Office
320 S. Main Street
Olivet, MI 49076

Step 3: Apply for Educational Assistance through Veterans Administration

If you are currently serving in the United States Military or have served our country in the past you may be eligible for education assistance through the GI Bill. Please visit for more information or contact our VA Certifying Official, Leslie Sullivan at 269-749.7638 or

Step 4:  Provide Olivet College Registrar with Appropriate Military Documents of Eligibility

You can find these documents at https://jst.doded.milPlease email the  documents to Leslie Sullivan at (i.e, Veteran: DD-214, NOBE Document, COE).

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Veterans Scholarship

This scholarship, equal to 50% of tuition,  is available to veterans with qualifying days of active duty service or who are currently on active duty.  Current members of the National Guard or any recognized branch of the U.S. military reserve unit who qualify for VA education benefits and/or military education assistance eligibility are eligible to apply. In addition, spouses and legal dependents that provide proof of military dependency are eligible to apply for this scholarship. 

For more information about financial aid or to talk with someone in person, feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-456-7189 or via email at

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At Olivet College we are committed to helping military dependents through every step of the admissions process, as well supporting you during your time on campus. Please refer to the checklist below to get started:

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1. Apply to Olivet College

2. Learn more about Survivor and Dependent Educational Assistance 

3. Apply for Dependent Educational Benefits

4. Provide Olivet College Registrar with appropriate documents. Please send these documents to:  

Olivet College
320 S. Main Street
Olivet, MI 49076

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VA Certifying Official

Leslie Sullivan
Military students at Olivet CollegeRegistrar

Faculty Advocates

Thomas V. Sampson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
(269) 749-7709

John Homer, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
(269) 749-7150

Clair V. Stevens
Professor Emeritus of Insurance and Risk Management

(269) 832-2959

Admissions Office

Olivet College Admissions Office
Phone: 1-269-749-7635

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Olivet College Student Veterans’ Advocates

Olivet College has a wonderful group on campus called the Student Veteran’s Advocate group. This group advocates, promotes and supports the concerns and issues of military, veteran and dependents of the Olivet College student body. In addition, OC Student Veterans’ Advocates provide a voice for military and veteran students in student councils, government and to the Olivet College administration.

Membership to this group is granted to any enrolled student who indicates an interest in Veterans’ Advocates. No prior experience is required for membership. Membership is also comprised of those currently serving in the armed forces on active duty, the Reserves or the National Guard. 

Questions? Contact Sara J. LinePresident of OC Student Veterans’ Advocates at

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