Submitted by Charlotte Public Schools
Charlotte Public School students will now be automatically admitted to Olivet College, thanks to Olivet Direct!, a new program that makes the admissions process faster and easier for qualified students. President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., and Charlotte Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mandy Stewart signed the Olivet Direct! agreement on March 23.
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 College launched the program in December 2022.
“Olivet College is a proud neighbor of Charlotte Public Schools. We are thrilled that Charlotte High School students will be able to take advantage of direct admission to a college right in their backyard and benefit from our generous financial awards structure,” said President Corey. “An Olivet College 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.”
Further Charlotte High School students may qualify for the Olivet College 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 new state Michigan Achievement Scholarship, be Pell-eligible and have been a Michigan resident for at least one year. The Olivet College 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.
Superintendent Stewart said, “Charlotte Public Schools are excited to be partners with Olivet College in offering college opportunities so close to home. Being able to streamline acceptance into college, paired with the ADVANTAGE scholarship opportunities will allow our students direct access to higher education. Any barrier we can remove for education, including any fear of acceptance and student debt, will support our students and their goals for future careers. We will continue to support this program and others like it for the benefit of our Oriole students! “
Established in 1844, Olivet College is a residential, relationship-based institution in south-central Michigan. The College remains dedicated to its academic vision of Education for Individual and Social Responsibility by providing a quality higher education to all, regardless of gender, race or financial means. Olivet College is committed to each student’s personal, academic, and career success from enrollment to graduation. The College offers 34 majors and 26 minors, including a nationally-ranked insurance and risk management major, criminal justice, business, sports psychology and more. Olivet College graduates have the confidence to be more than they ever dreamed and the conscience to do good in the world around them. Visit their website, ww.olivetcollege.edu.
Charlotte Public Schools: Charlotte is a community where black and orange “Oriole Pride” runs deep and where one of our best qualities is the collaboration and support between the community and school district. Charlotte Public Schools is a vibrant and energetic district that prepares students for lifelong learning. Staff, student and community member passion for this district is what makes Charlotte Public Schools a point of pride. The mission of the Charlotte Public Schools is to provide an excellent educational culture and learning environment which is safe, student centered and in collaboration with our parents and community. We aspire to ensure students are prepared with the academic competencies and social skills for successful futures and lifelong learning. Go Orioles! Oriole Pride! Visit their webiste www.charlotteorioles.com/.