Center for Academic Excellence

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Location: The Rick & Debbie Dykhouse Center for Academic Excellence on the 1st & 2nd floors of Benner

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Campus Visit

We offer several different ways for you to visit our beautiful campus! Whether you visit in person or online, choose a personalized visit or energetic event day, we want to show you all that Olivet has to offer.

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Apply to Olivet

It all starts here! We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. All completed applications receive equal consideration.

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The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) believes that students of all academic abilities need help transitioning to college, meeting rigorous academic standards, and succeeding in their respective majors. The CAE provides a community of learning that values: empowering students to own their learning progress, providing support through academic coaching and tutoring, supporting academic research and scholarship and assisting with professional and career readiness. 

Meet The Faculty and Staff

Kristy Ingram, CAE Executive Director

In addition to serving as the Executive Director of the CAE, Dr. Ingram is chair of the Department of General Studies. She teaches Exploring Vocation and Life Calling and First Year Seminar courses, as well as advising students still exploring the right major for their unique calling and set of skills. In addition to teaching in General Studies, Dr. Ingram also teaches in the University Honors Program.

Center for Academic Excellence Faculty & Staff

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Apply Today

Ready to take the next step? Applying takes only a few minutes and is a great way to get the ball rolling. It helps us know you are serious about college — and considering Olivet. We will take it from there!

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Visit Online

Explore campus with an online tour and set up a virtual meeting with your admissions counselor. Of course, you will want to come to campus as soon as possible, but our online visit should help you in the meantime.

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Excited to experience more? We’d love to plan a personalized visit just for you. Click below and we’ll schedule a time for you to travel to Olivet, take a campus tour, meet your admissions counselor and visit with a professor.

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