Standard Student Application Form

Degree-seeking students may complete the standard application form.

Date of Requested Admission
Degree Programs
General Information
Full Name
Permanent Address
Present Address
Contact Information
Personal Information
If you belong to the Religious Society of Friends
Voluntary Information

The following information is requested on a voluntary basis. This information will be kept confidential. While supplying this information in no way affects your admission to ESR, this information helps ESR demonstrate compliance with State and Federal regulations concerning diversity and provides statistical information for the Board of Trustees.

Race/Ethnic Group
Educational Background

List all college, university and graduate education received along with degree earned and date of graduation.

Please submit OFFICIAL transcripts from all of the above educational institutions.

List any other relevant educational programs attended or certification received.

Why did you choose that particular field?

List academic honors, prizes, fellowships or scholarships you have received.

Professional Background

Include position, place, and date.

You may also attach a resume in lieu of filling out the previous section.

Financial Assistance

These shall be persons from whom you will solicit recommendations concerning their estimate of your ability, character, emotional stability, interests, and future promise as a leader. One of the references should be a professor well acquainted with your academic qualifications. If you have been out of an educational program context for more than five years, an additional non-academic reference may be used. However, this should come from someone who can evaluate your potential for disciplined graduate study. One of the references should be a person who is acquainted with your spiritual journey such as a pastor, elder or spiritual friend from your local congregation.

Reference One
Reference Two
Reference Three
Reference Letter Confidentiality
Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), which gives students the right to
inspect and review their educational records, students may waive their right to see specific confidential statements and
letters of recommendation. Please indicate your wishes below.

If you intend to apply for the Cooper Scholar Program, please read page 62 in the current catalogue and submit two additional appropriate references. If you intend to apply for the Leadership and Service Program you will need to provide one additional letter of recommendation from either a Quaker College Leadership Program or a member organization of Service Programs That Change the World ( along with certification of completion. 

Essay Questions

Please write a 250-750 word essay on each of the following questions.


Enter your full name signifying your affirmation of your identity and the information submitted.

Enter the date of your signature and submission of the application.

Earlham School of Religion affirms its commitment to equality of opportunity for all individuals. This commitment requires that no discrimination shall occur, regarding admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, any program or activity in the School on the basis of race, national origin, gender, age or disability.

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