Apply for Housing
Our housing applications are open year round and operate on a first-come, first-served basis, pending availability. The length of the initial lease is for 6 months from your lease-start date. After the 6 months have passed, the lease will automatically be extended month-to-month.
Overview of the Application Process for New Students
Step 1. Check to see if you are eligible for Fuller Housing
Full-time registered graduate students are eligible to apply for Fuller Housing. Check to see if you’re eligible.
Step 2. Review your housing options
We offer different types of units to accommodate a variety of needs. Please review our different options to determine your housing preference. Browse our Housing Options page to learn more about our accommodations.
Step 3. Submit an application
To submit a housing application, you will need your student ID (G#) which you received at the end of your admissions application to Fuller Theological Seminary. There is a $30 nonrefundable application fee for all first-time housing applications, which must be paid before the application is considered complete.
Once we receive your clearance from the Admissions and Financial Aid Office, you will then be added to the housing waitlist. For international students, you will need clearance from the International Services Office to be added to the waitlist.
Chang applicants must complete an income verification form to confirm they meet the income eligibility requirements to reside in Chang. Learn more about our Inclusionary Housing Agreement with the City of Pasadena.
Step 4. Join the Housing waitlist
You will receive an offer based on your placement on the waitlist. Your placement on the waitlist is based on 1) your housing application date, and 2) your expected move-in date. Furthermore, students in residential programs will receive priority housing.
Step 5. Receive a Housing offer
Receiving an offer is based on our unit availability and placement on the waitlist. Offers are sent via email and you will have 48 hours to accept. After accepting the offer, you will need to sign the 6-month lease agreement. After completing the lease agreement, you will be required to pay a $600 security deposit prior to your move-in date.
Step 6. Move in to Fuller Housing
Residents can move into Fuller housing one month before the start of their first class. Learn more about moving in.
Transfers and Changing Leases Within Fuller Housing
If as a current resident you would like to transfer within Fuller Housing, please create a new application and answer transfer questions accordingly.
Here are some things you need to know before applying:
- You must have lived in your current unit for a minimum of the 6-month lease agreement before transferring units.
- There is no cost to transfer units for the first time. Each following transfer is an additional $100 fee.
- After submitting your application, you will be added to the housing waitlist. Please note that new residents are given priority over transfers.
- Once you receive an offer, you will be required to submit a 30-day notice. You must submit your 30-day notice before we can generate your lease.
- Transferring residents are not required to pay the $600 deposit. Funds will be transferred to your new account 3–5 days after your move-in date.
- You must have a $0 balance on your account. Residents with a past-due balance are not eligible to transfer units.
- More information on moving out of your unit
Receiving an Offer
- You will pay a prorated rent rate for both your old unit and new unit. If your move-out and move-in dates overlap, you will be responsible for paying rent for both units for those overlapping dates.
- Proper charges and credits will be applied to your housing account.
- Any changes made to the lease once it has been created (lease start date, unit, etc.) will be subject to a $100 administrative fee and/or loss of your $600 deposit.
- Rent will be prorated from the date of move-out from the old unit to the date of move-in at the new location.
- Proper charges and credits will be applied to their housing account.
- Renter will be charged for unreturned keys.
- All new charges should be paid upon signing of the new lease.
Waitlist and Offers
We use a waitlist system to issue housing offers to graduate student applicants. Eligible applicants will be placed on a waitlist after they have received clearance from the Admissions Office and the Financial Aid Office. You will receive an offer based on your placement on the Housing waitlist and the availability of units. Your placement on the waitlist will be determined by: 1) the date you submitted your application and 2) your expected move-in date. We strongly encourage you to apply to Housing immediately to secure your spot on the waitlist.
The priority order for the housing waitlist is as follows:
- New full-time graduate students and international students in eligible programs
- MAT students
- Current residents interested in transferring
Housing offers to the waitlist are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis according to unit types available, the application date, and the move-in date. Due to the high demand for Fuller Housing, those who wish to live in university housing should apply as soon as possible. Our goal is to provide you with housing as swiftly as possible; however, depending on availability, it is possible you may not receive an offer by your expected move-in date. Furthermore, we are not able to provide an estimate of when a unit becomes available because we are only notified units will be available when a tenant submits their 30-day notice.
Offers will be made via email on a regular basis depending on space availability. The availability of your unit preference and your placement on the Housing waitlist will determine when you will receive a housing offer.
Students interested in a 3 or 4-bedroom unit can expect a delayed wait time due to limited availability. Receiving an offer for these units can take 6-12+ months.
Housing Lease Agreement
The length of the initial lease is for 6 months from your lease-start date. After the 6 months have passed, the lease will automatically be extended month-to-month as long as the resident abides by all of the terms of the lease agreement.
Residents in Fuller Housing can move in on the lease-start date of their lease agreement. The earliest you can move into Fuller Housing is one month prior to the start of your first quarter.
The duration of the initial lease is for 6 months from the effective date of your lease. The Fuller Housing Lease is a legally binding document. If you break the 6-month term of the lease agreement, you will be charged rent for the entire 6-month period, regardless if you have moved in yet, or have already moved out of the apartment, or even if you no longer attend Fuller Seminary. (Please contact our office for a sample lease document.)
After 6 months, the lease will be automatically extended month-to-month as long as you pay your rent and remain eligible. To terminate the lease, you will need to give written notification 30 days in advance by completing a "30-Day Notice Form," available at the Housing office.
Please note that we operate through a 6-month lease, and are a separate auxiliary entity with an accounting system unique to Fuller Housing. Any financial transactions, contracts, or financial aid payments received by Student Financial Services do not fulfill financial obligations to Fuller Housing.
Housing contracts are legally binding documents that obligate contract holders for the entire contract term.
Students with Disabilities
Access Services is an on-campus resource for students with physical, learning, emotional, and/or temporary disabilities. They exist to support students with disability-related accommodations.
Access Services assist in requesting disability-related housing accommodations and campus facilities. Housing accommodations are provided for eligible students whose disabilities impact their ability to live in the standard housing environment. Students may request housing accommodation, but an accommodation request does not constitute a guarantee of Fuller housing.
Service or Support Animals
Fuller Housing does not allow pets. Some residents may have an animal in their unit as an accommodation for a documented disability, either as a Service Animal or an Emotional Support Animal (ESA). Please contact Access Services at email@example.com or 626-584-5436 for information about Service Animals or Emotional Support Animals.
Responsibilities of Residents with a Service or Support Animal
- The handler must maintain control of the animal at all times
- The handler is responsible for assuring that the approved animal does not interfere with the routine activities of the residence or cause difficulties for students who reside there (e.g., excessive noise)
- Approved animal must be on a leash or in a carrier any time it is outside the residential unit
- Approved animal may not be left overnight under the care of another student/resident
- Handler must toilet the animal outside of the shared community areas, immediately clean up the animal's waste, and place it in a sturdy plastic bag securely tied before disposing of it in outside trash dumpsters
- The handler must ensure that the approved animal does not disrupt classroom learning, social events, or other activities that are the right of all seminary students
- The animal must not pose a threat to the health or safety of other residents
Responsibilities of the Community
- Do not touch or pet a Service or Assistance Animal unless invited to do so
- Do not ask for details about the handler’s disabilities
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