Graduate International Students

Students who do not reside in the USA and who wish to attend Olivet Theological College and Seminary must follow the regular admissions guidelines for the respective program to which they seek admission. In addition, international students must satisfy the requirements of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services by becoming eligible to study in the USA through the obtainment of an F-1 visa. In order to apply for an F-1 visa, a student must obtain an I-20 form from Olivet Theological College and Seminary or another approved institution.

Candidates must submit the following items in order to obtain an I-20 from

  • Certificate of Bank Deposit
  • Affidavit of Support and its related documentsI-20
  • processing fee: $80

Approval for the I-20 is granted after a student has met all the necessary financial and academic requirements and has provided proof of return following graduation. Students desiring the I-20 should contact Olivet Theological College and Seminary and request a special I-20 admissions packet.

International Application Requirements:

Olivet Theological College and Seminary welcomes inquiries from international students who wish to pursue a degree program at Olivet Theological College and Seminary. In addition to the normal admission requirements, an international student must comply with the following:

  • An applicant's admission material must be received 90 days prior to the term in which they intend to enroll.
  • An international student for any master program must have completed a bachelor's degree from either a U.S. post secondary institution or the equivalent degree from a foreign institution. An international student for any bachelor program must have completed a high school education from either a U.S. high school or the equivalent education from a foreign school.
  • All foreign language documents must be accompanied by an official translation into English.