If at any point in the last year (or 4 quarters) you have taken, and completed with a passing grade, a class at Fuller, you are allowed to continue your degree by simply speaking with your advisor. You have a 4-quarter limit from the last time you took, and passed, a course at Fuller to start again without having to reapply for reinstatement. (Doctor of Ministry students have a 3-year (12 quarter) limit before needing to apply for reinstatement.)
There are set time limits for completing your degree. For the MA, MACL, or MDiv degree in the School of Theology, this limit is set at ten years. The time limit for the Th.M. degree is five years; for the D.Min. degree, seven years; and for the Ph.D. degree, eight years. There is a ten-year time limit for completion of degrees in the School of Intercultural Studies (master's or doctoral level). The limit for the M.S. degree in Marital and Family Therapy in the School of Psychology is seven years, and for all doctoral programs in that school, the limit is ten years.
If you have taken, and passed, classes at Fuller but it is after the 1 year (4 quarter) limit and before your 10-year limit, you can apply for a reinstatement. To find out how to apply as a reinstatement student, please click here.