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On the campus of Northwestern University, steps away from Lake Michigan, a visit to Garrett-Evangelical is the best way to get first-hand information about the Seminary and get answers to your questions about living and learning here.

Join Us At The Fall 2019 Open House

Garrett-Evangelical's Admissions Office invites you to attend our Fall Open House on October 25th-26th! Whether you plan on beginning your seminary journey on-campus or online, our Open House will give you first-hand information about Garrett-Evangelical and what it looks like to be a Garrett-Evangelical seminarian. You'll have opportunities sit in on a class as well as hear from and talk with Admissions, Financial Aid, Field Education, Housing, faculty, current students, and more. Join us and see just how good it is to be a part of our community! 

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An Individualized Visit

The reason visiting a campus is such an important step in making a decision about where to enroll is because it is the only way to get first-hand information about the institution and your life there potentially as a student. Please come see for yourself what it would be like to be a seminarian at Garrett-Evangelical.

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The best days to visit us are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, though we'd be happy to have you on campus any weekday. If you are coming from a distance and your budget precludes you from visiting, please contact our office to ask about funding available to help with travel and housing. We also provide parking passes for those driving to campus.

Typically, a campus visit would include your:

  • Meeting one-on-one with a member of the Admission Office staff
  • Worshipping with us in The Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful
  • Sitting in on a class
  • Having lunch with a current student or two
  • Meeting individually with a faculty member in your area of interest
  • Meeting with the Director of Financial Aid, Director of Housing and Events, and Field Education Office, if desired

To schedule a visit, please fill out our Campus Visit Request Form. Questions? Contact us at 1.800.SEMINARY (800.736.4627), at 847.866.3945, or send an email to getadmitted@garrett.edu.

Ph.D. Visits

Due to the high volume of requests for a campus visit, the admissions office is no longer able to set up campus visits for all inquiring Ph.D. students.  Prospective students interested in visiting campus are encouraged to reach out to the faculty members in their area of study to set up a time to talk.

Candidates who have applied for admission and whom the faculty judge are likely to flourish at Garrett-Evangelical may be invited to campus for an interview, with domestic travel expenses paid by Garrett-Evangelical.  This will allow both the applicants and faculty members to assess whether Garrett-Evangelical’s Ph.D. program is a good fit. These visits may take place before an application is completed, but are more likely to take place after faculty review of a completed application. The sooner applicants provide sufficient materials in their online applications, the more likely a campus visit could be offered in the fall or early winter before admission decisions are made.

Getting to Campus

See a Map of Garrett-Evangelical and Northwestern University

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule a visit?
To schedule a visit, please fill out our Campus Visit Request Form. You can also contact Jillian Barker, Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment, at 847.866.3945, and she will be able to assist you. The Admissions Office is open from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

When is a good time to visit?
The best days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, particularly if you would like to sit in on a class, as the majority of classes offered during the day meet on those days. If you need to visit on a different weekday, please just let us know. 

What about group visits?
The more the merrier! Coming with a group is a great way to experience the campus.

Can a family member, spouse, partner, or friend visit with me?
Absolutely. These people may play a huge part in your life and we understand that you might want to bring them with you. Please feel free to do so.   

Will I need a parking pass if I drive to campus?
Yes, you will. Simply let Jillian know when you email or call that you'll be driving to see us and we'll having a parking pass ready at the main Reception Desk to cover the cost of your parking.

Is there anything I need to bring?
Just your questions, curiosity, and open mind. We would like you to experience seminary life here as much as you can in one day and leave with a good sense of what it would be like to be a seminary student at Garrett-Evangelical. We will provide your meals by hosting you in our Food for Thought Café while you're on campus, so you can experience that part of Garrett-Evangelical, too. You might want to leave your calorie counter at home, though.

I'm interested in your Ph.D. program.  Should I schedule a visit through your office?

Due to the high volume of requests for a campus visit, the admissions office is no longer able to set up campus visits for all inquiring Ph.D. students.  Prospective students interested in visiting campus are encouraged to reach out to the faculty members in their area of study to set up a time to talk.

Candidates who have applied for admission and whom the faculty judge are likely to flourish at Garrett-Evangelical may be invited to campus for an interview, with domestic travel expenses paid by Garrett-Evangelical.  This will allow both the applicants and faculty members to assess whether Garrett-Evangelical’s Ph.D. program is a good fit. These visits may take place before an application is completed, but are more likely to take place after faculty review of a completed application. The sooner applicants provide sufficient materials in their online applications, the more likely a campus visit could be offered in the fall or early winter before admission decisions are made.