As an international student, you must have valid non-immigrant visa status to enroll in credit courses at Fuller Seminary. Most international students admitted to Fuller Seminary will need to obtain F-1 or J-1 visas. At this time J-1 visa is only available for study at the seminary’s Pasadena campus, while the F-1 visa is available at the Pasadena and Colorado campuses.
If you are currently in the United States on another non-immigrant visa status (e.g. H-1, R-1, etc.), you may be eligible to enroll in classes at Fuller (including Fuller’s regional campuses) without changing your current visa status. Please contact the International Services Office (ISO) to verify whether or not your current visa status allows you to study in the United States.
- For information about English language requirements, please click here.
- If you are an international student and would like more information about how to apply for an F-1 student visa, please click here.
- If you are an international student and would like more information about whether or nor you are eligible for a J-1 Exchange Visitor visa, please click here.
- If you are an international student on another non-immigrant visa status (e.g. H-1, R-1, etc.) and would like more information about your eligibility to enroll in classes at Fuller, please click here.
- If you are unsure of your visa needs or need more information, please contact the International Services Office.
Visa Waiver Program (VWP) & Tourist Visas
Students currently holding a tourist visa or coming from a member country of the Visa Waiver Program must still obtain a student visa in order to begin an academic program in the United States. U.S. regulations do not allow persons who enter the US on a tourist visa or the VWP to enroll in courses for an academic program during their stay in the United States. This applies for both long-term and short-term programs.