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What We Do

Named after two long-time Olivet College professors,
Fred Gruen, Ph.D. , and Edward Speare, Ph.D ., the Success Center offers students assistance in five key areas: academic advising, mentoring, disability and accommodations services, retention services, and tutoring.

The Student Success Center is focused on the academic success of all students, and we’ve got the resources to help you achieve your goals.  All of our resources are free. We provide a small computer lab, a printer, private testing rooms, and quiet study areas. But the best part of the Center is the staff who are available to help you in a variety of ways.


Mott Academic Center 211
320 S. Main St.
Olivet, MI 49076


8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

The following services are available at The Center

 Academic Advising 
 Academic Mentoring               
 Academic Accommodations
Questions? Visit the Center FAQ page. 

What is the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy?

The Olivet College Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy consists of standards and requirements concerning academic standing and financial aid eligibility, reflecting new requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education. Students must demonstrate continual progress toward the completion of their academic degree while receiving Title IV funding for their education. If satisfactory academic progress is not sustained, students will lose their educational funding from the federal government.

For more information see the SAP/FAQ page.

Joey Shepherd

Academic Accommodations Coordinator, Tutor Coordinator, Olivet Opportunity Program Director

Mott 211 • ext. 7591