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Olivet Theological College & Seminary welcomes applications from students seeking an understanding of the Bible and theological studies.

Olivet Theological College & Seminary is a unique place of theological education, where the students can study a refreshing mix of traditional Bible and theology courses, 21st-century methodology, together with practical field education.

Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions you can make in your life and future ministry. At OTCS we believe in an education that is engaging with top missionaries and scholars, who would work closely as your mentor, advisor, and a friend. Our faculty are constantly seeking ways to extend their hands to help students beyond the basic commitment in the classroom. The commitment that OTCS professors have towards students is a key to the success of our programs.

Begin building your future today at OTCS known for its academic quality and innovation. Start something new, and apply for our campus or online programs.

If you are considering to apply at OTCS, we are always available to answer your questions.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Who is eligible to apply?

    All applicants to Olivet Theological College & Seminary should evidence strong a Christian character, potential for effectiveness in Christian ministry, and the scholastic ability and emotional maturity to handle a higher education experience.

    Applicants must submit at least three recommendation letters. One letter must be a reference from a World Olivet Assembly (WOA) church pastor who is knowledgeable about the applicant's church involvement. The other two recommendations should come from someone who is able to comment on your professional and educational goals and potential. This could be a professor or supervisor. Recommendations may not be from a member of your immediate family or your spouse.

  • How much does it cost to study theology?

    Tuition fees:
    Bachelor of Arts - $242 per unit
    Master of Divinity - $278 per unit

    We offer an interest-free installment payment plan for students to budget their cost of education during their studies in Olivet. For details, please go to "financial information" Click Here

    Cost of studying in different campuses various according to local situations.

  • How are applications evaluated?

    Applications are reviewed by the Admission Committee, which is comprised of members of the faculty and administration.

  • When is the application deadline?

    For international student:
    Spring: February 15
    Summer: May 15
    Fall: August 15
    Winter: November 15

    For online student and on campus student application deadline:
    Spring: February 20
    Summer: May 20
    Fall: August 20
    Winter: November 20

  • Do you admit transfer students?

    Olivet Theological College & Seminary welcomes applications from students seeking to transfer from other accredited colleges and universities. Applicants should have an official transcript from each transfer institution mailed directly to the Office of the University Registrar by the transfer institution and fill in Transfer Credit Request Form and attach a course description or syllabus for every transfer course.

  • Do you admit International Students?

    Olivet Theological College & Seminary welcomes international students who wish to pursue a degree program at Olivet Theological College & Seminary.

  • Do you allow advanced standing?

    Admitted students are given the opportunity to submit prior coursework for consideration for advanced standing prior to the beginning of their first academic year. Typically, advanced standing does not reduce total credit hour requirements but allows students with significant academic work in a particular field to place out of introductory-level courses.

  • Where do I send my official transcripts?

    Olivet Theological College & Seminary
    Attn: Admissions
    36401 Tripp Flats Rd,
    Anza, CA 92539

  • Do you charge an application fee?

    Applicants must submit a $75.00 non-refundable application fee.