The Reinstatement option is for Fuller students who have successfully
completed (with a passing
grade) at least one Fuller Seminary course in the past, but it has been
two years since the completion of the class(es). If you have have not
successfully completed at least
one Fuller Seminary course, or did not pass the class you took, you may
have to fully reapply.
If you have completed a class at Fuller,
and it has been two years since you took the course, you are ready to
apply as a Reinstatement student. To start, please create a new online ID and password to start a new
application by clicking here: www.fuller.edu/apply
If you have
already created an online ID and password with us, simply log in with
that link above. Your username will be the email address that you used
to set up your account. If you have forgotten your password, please
click the link that says, "Forgot your Password?"
Once you have created an online account, please choose the program you were in, or that
you want to enter, and simply
pick that application as if you have never filled out an application
before. We do not have
a separate application for reinstatement students, so we will need you
to fill out a new application with a couple of options in mind.
1. We will need a new application for admission, including updated work history, church history, and a new Religious Autobiography parts A and B.
You don't need three references, you just need the one (1) pastoral
reference. However, you will need to fill out the two
Professional/Academic references in order for your application to
submit. Please fill out the same name as your Pastoral Reference and
check the box that indicates that you do not want to
send an email to those two references. This way your application will
submit, but you will only send an email once to your Pastoral
reference. We will know, on our end, that you are reinstating and will
only need one reference.
3. Since we will still have your transcripts on file, you do not
need to send in your transcripts, however, you will
still need to list at least one of your schools in the school search
listing, as again, the program will not let you submit the application
without something in that field. Please always search for your school
and choose from the automated selected options by typing in your
school's name. If you do not see your school listed, simply put in
"Unknown School" and we will match it with your former application
materials. If you have done any other educational
work since you have been here at Fuller, we will want to see those
transcripts so please list the schools and then have your transcripts
sent to our office.
4. As a reinstatement student, your application fee is waived.
When you have finished all other sections of the application (and have
green check marks by each section), click on "Application Fee." The
choose the option that says "Request a Fee Waiver." Simply ignore the
first question, as you will not need an Administrative Code. Then
answer the second question about finishing a certificate. Most likely,
your answer will be "no." That will open up Question #3 that will ask
you if you are a Reinstatement Student. Click "yes". Then click the
button that says "Request Fee Wavier." At that point we will receive a notification of your waiver request. We will approve
your fee waiver on our end, which will then trigger an email to you
confirming your waiver. This could take several hours depending on the application system.
To finish and fully submit your application, log back into your
application account, and if you have finished all other aspects of the
application (green check marks), there will be a new item called
"Verification." Click that link and that will have you verify your
application materials and then the "Submit Application" button will
appear. Click that button and your application will be successfully
From there, once we receive your needed reference, and any additional
transcripts (if need be), it usually takes about 3-5 weeks to hear a
decision on your reinstatement.
If you have any questions at any point in the process, please do not hesitate to contact us: