Occasional Student Application Form

Please be aware that it is not possible to save an application in progress.
We recommend drafting essay responses in a word processing program
and pasting them into the application when you are ready to submit.


This abbreviated application process is designed for persons who wish to take up to two courses per semester, audit courses, or cross-register* for courses. The applicant who later wishes to be considered for a degree program will need to submit a long application form with the required criteria at that time.

*Cross-registration available to students from pre-approved instituitions only. Transcripts and references not needed, however approval from home institution registrar is required.


Date of Requested Admission
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.

Occasional students need only submit one reference.
Reference One
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.

I hereby affirm that all the information contained in this application is factually correct and honestly presented. I wish to enroll at Earlham School of Religion as an occasional non-degree student. I understand that upon successfully completing a course for credit, I will receive credit and a permanent record will be kept by the school. If accepted at the Earlham School of Religion, I intend to be a responsible and participating member of the ESR community, abiding to the best of my ability by the policies of the school.

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

Earlham School of Religion adopts the federally mandated anti-discrimination statement, requiring that no discrimination shall occur, regarding admissions or access to, or treatment or employment in, any program or activity in the School on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Moreover, the School moves beyond this minimal statement and affirms its commitment to equality of opportunity for all individuals who desire the type of theological education offered within the context of the School's mission statement - including on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. Furthermore, since ESR is committed to maintaining its Quaker identity, it will actively seek candidates who are Quaker and ecumenical students who are in congruence with Quaker testimonies.

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