A student applying for transfer from another engineering college, university, seminary or graduate school is requested to attach a "Statement of Explanation and Purpose" for the proposed transfer. Credit is usually granted for a course from a college or university that is accredited or otherwise recognized, if the description of that course matches that of a similar course offered by Olivet University. Credit for a course at a postsecondary institution not accredited or so recognized, whose description matches that of a similar course offered by Olivet University, is usually granted after a student has completed a minimum of 30 Olivet University undergraduate credits with a 2.0 cumulative index or 9 Olivet University graduate credits with a 3.0 cumulative index.
Such students must undergo a probationary adjustment period for a semester. The final determination on the acceptance of credits for said transferring student is based upon the ability to maintain a grade C (70 percent or above) grade point average the first quarter of attendance at Olivet University. Courses passed with a grade of D (below 70 percent) will not be credited by Olivet University. (They will, however, be included in the cumulative index to determine an applicant's eligibility for admission.) * A United States institution is recognized if it is accredited (or a candidate for accreditation) with an accreditation agency that is recognized either by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education. Institutions without such accreditation may also be recognized through an 'articulation' agreement if they substantially conform to the standards of accredited institutions. A non-U.S. institution is considered recognized if in general it conforms to guidelines suggested by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). Students seeking to transfer credit from institutions outside the United States and Canada are subject to having their transcripts reviewed by a credentials evaluation service as a guide for transfer credit evaluation.