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Contact Admissions

Office of Admissions
Mailing Address
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: (847) 866-3945
Toll-Free: (800) SEMINARY
Fax: (847) 467-1269

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Once again, we want congratulate you on your admittance to Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary! We welcome you to the City of Evanston, the shores of Lake Michigan, and the campus of Northwestern University. You join a community that is over 160 years old and includes thousands of living alumni who are engaged in ministry across the country and throughout the world. Welcome! 

In an effort to support your transition to Garrett-Evangelical and graduate theological education, we offer this page as a collection of resources. We are pleased and privileged to welcome you to the community.


For new students beginning this fall semester, Orientation will begin Tuesday evening, August 26 and go through Friday, August 29.  International Student Orientation will be Thursday, August 21. During the weeks leading up to Orientation, each Thursday we have been sending a GOING TO GARRETT email with pertinent information for new students. If you missed an email, you can access our past emails below:

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If Orientation will be your first time on campus, please see our Directions and Maps page.



Parking during Orientation
Tuesday, August 26: Parking is free after 4:30pm in the Northwestern lot directly south of our small Garrett lot.  From Sheridan Road going north, turn right at the stop light at Northwestern Place.

Wednesday, August 27: Please email student.ambassador@garrett.edu to reserve a parking permit for this day.  The Admissions Office will cover your $8.00 parking fee for this day only

Thursday-Friday, August 28-29: You can purchase a $8.00 parking permit from the reception desk in the foyer of the main building.


Below are documents you will need to read and/or fill out and return before classes begin on September 2.  We will be updating this list throughout the summer.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (Please read carefully and fill out the appropriate forms to bring with you to Orientation)
Office of Student Life Information
Immunization Form
Insurance Verification Form
Student Handbook Form
Policy on Sexual Harassment
Letter from Dean Rivera regarding the Whistling Vivaldi required reading for Orientation
Online tutorial on recognizing plagiarism by Indiana University (Bring a signed copy of the Certificate of completion to Orientation or send a pdf signed copy to registrar@garrett.edu)
Academic Handbook 2014-2015

Companions on the Journey Request Form 
Counseling Request
Disability Accommodation Request

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (Please read these carefully to help acquaint you to student life at Garrett-Evangelical and to the Evanston Community)
Insurance Costs
Staff Pictorial Directory "Who do I see about..."
Student Council (StuCo) Pictorial Directory
Information about On-Campus Centers
Moving to Evanston Tips
2014-2015 Tuition and Fees
Parking Information




For Students Starting in Fall 2014:

1 -  Registration Opens

1   - Preferred Apartment Move-in
15 - Preferred Apartment Move-in  
21 - International Student Orientation
22-24 - Apartment and Residence Hall Move-in
26-  New Student Orientation (Evening)
27 - New Student Orientation (Day 1)
28 - New Student Orientation (Day 2) 
29 - New Student Orientation (Day 3)

2  - Fall Semester Begins


Students considering federal student loans and aid must submit a FAFSA form.

Please use this Financial Aid Checklist to help you through the various steps in order to receive your federal financial aid monies.

Garrett-Evangelical's Institutional Code is: G01682.

Loans are disbursed after the second week of classes. 

Scholarships are disbursed the first week of classes.

Federal Work Study and on-campus job opportunities are posted on the MyGETS Office of Financial Aid page. Listings for Fall are usually posted after August 1. 

Please note: students must be registered at least part-time for any financial aid. 
(6-10 credit hours for Masters students, 2-5 credit hours for PhD students) 



Apartment and Residential Halls
Garrett-Evangelical offers a wide range of affordable, residential housing. Our apartments and residential halls are usually filled to capacity, and placement is on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is important to apply for housing early.

Housing forms are available here.

Preferred apartment move-in dates for the Fall:

  • August 1
  • August 15

Preferred residential hall move-in date:

  • Friday, August 22

Early move-in is possible upon availability.

Parking and Transporation
Parking is available through the seminary, Northwestern University, or the City of Evanston. The Housing Office has detailed information on parking options and prices.   

Due to our compact campus and excellent public transportation, students may not need a car. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers unlimited monthly passes for $86. 


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Seminary starts now! Connect with current students by signing up for Companions on the Journey, connect with your in class through Facebook, share your excitment on Twitter and share pictures on Tumblr.  

The Companions on the Journey at Garrett-Evangelical (CJG-ETS) Program is a formal organization of current Garrett students selected to serve as intentional peer support for admitted and incoming students. The CJG program participants help incoming students develop initial social and academic networks. Learn more / To participate 

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The City of Evanston, home of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Northwestern University, boasts over 70 municipal parks and over 5 miles of public Lake Michigan beach front.

Information on the local school districts, activities, museums, libraries, parking, shopping, and dining can all be found on the City of Evanston homepage. 

For students with young children, please consult The Early Childhood Guide Resources in Evanston guide.

Chicago is famously (maybe infamously) known as the Second City, but as our mayor Rahm Emmanuel recently said, "It's a world-class, first-class city, too." Students are encouraged to experience the city's many resources first-hand. 

Explore Chicago - Official Chicago Guide
Garrett Chicago Guide



UMC Logo Garrett-Evangelical, a seminary related to
The United Methodist Church, welcomes
students from a wide range of faith traditions.