Thank you for your interest in returning to Wheaton College.
Any matriculated student who has withdrawn from Wheaton for one semester or more must submit a Returning Student
application to the Admissions Office in order to be readmitted to the College. If no credit has been earned at Wheaton, a
Supplementary Application, not a Returning Student Application, must be completed. Readmission is not guaranteed;
however, preference is given to returning students based on the number of openings in a given semester.
In addition to Admissions, approval for readmission must be granted by Student Development, Student Accounts, Student
Financial Services, and the Registrar. The Conservatory of Music must also grant approval for returning conservatory
students. The Admissions Office will request these approvals.
If you are accepted, a $300 deposit is required to confirm your enrollment. Your Room and Meal Plan Request form will
be processed after your deposit is received.
In order to apply for readmission, please complete the following steps:
1. Submit the Returning Student Applic
ation Complete the entire application, as well as the attached
Room and Meal Plan Request form, and mail it to the Admissions Office at the address below. The Room and
Meal Plan Request form must be submitted even if you have already made housing arrangements.
2. Transcripts – If you attended another college while away from Wheaton, you must submit an official transcript
showing all your coursework. Transcripts for courses currently in progress should be sent to the Admissions
Office upon completion.
3. Wheaton Student Account – Any unpaid charges must be paid in full. Your student account must have a
zero balance.
4. Financial Services – If you received a Perkins Loan and/or a Wheaton College Revolving Loan during your
previous enrollment you will need to complete an exit interview before being readmitted. If you have not done
so, go to www.wheaton.edu/admissions-and-aid/cost-and-aid/financial-aid-tools/loan-information-links. For any
questions, call Financial Services at 630-752-5180 or email finaid@wheaton.edu.
5. If you were dismissed for academic reasons – You must meet the requirements stated in your dismissal
letter. Please be advised that even if you meet these requirements, your ability to receive financial aid may still
be affected. Contact the Registrar’s Office for more information.
6. If you are not a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident – Please contact our office at
admissions@wheaton.edu to request information on additional forms required.
application requirements are due in the Admissions Office by the deadline. Students are advised to submit the
application and supporting documents well in advance of their desired date of re-enrollment. Applications received after the
deadline may be considered only if there are openings available.
Fall Semester March 1
Spring Semester October 1
Summer Session March 1
Admissions Office 800-222-2419
ton College 630-752-500
501 College Avenue admissio
eaton, IL 60187-5593 wheato
Wheaton ID # ________________________________________
For office use only
This application is to be filled out by the applicant. Please type or print and mail to:
Admissions Office, Wheaton College, 501 E. College Avenue, Wheaton, Illinois 60187-5593.
Indicate year and term you wish to return to Wheaton: 20 ___________
Desired Major When did you previously attend Wheaton?
Were you previously enrolled in the Conservatory of Music? Do you plan to apply for financial aid?
Legal Name Last First Middle Preferred first name
If your name has changed since the last time you attended Wheaton, what was your former name?
Mailing Address Number & Street City State Zip Code Country (if outside USA)
If this is not your home, how long will you be
at this address?
Home Phone Number
( )
Cell Phone (if available)
( )
Personal Email Address (print clearly)
Sex at Birth
Date of Birth Social Security Number State or Nation of Residency
U.S. Citizen
Dual U.S. Citizen; Specify other
country of citizenship
U.S. Permanent Resident Card*;
citizen of
Non-U.S. Citizen without visa;
citizen of
* Please provide a copy of your Permanent Resident Card.
Race & Ethnicity (optional)
Do you identify yourself ethnically as
If yes, you may specify origin.
In addition, please select one or more of the following racial
categories to describe yourself:
You may specify origin.
American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African-American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Marital Status
Church Name
If you’re currently living outside the United States, you may choose to have your decision letter faxed or e-mailed to you. Some students prefer that we do not
fax or e-mail our decision to them due to possible loss of confidentiality. All decision letters will also be sent by air mail. Please check one:
________ Please fax my decision letter. The best time to fax is (local time). Fax #
________ Please e-mail my decision letter to this e-mail address:
________ Please do not fax or e-mail my decision letter. Send it only by air mail to the address listed on page 1.
Since leaving Wheaton, did you attend or are you planning to attend other school(s)? If yes, please list below.
Official transcripts are required from all schools attended. Please request copies from the schools listed below. Transcripts for courses currently in
progress should be sent to the Admissions Office upon completion.
When did you last attend Wheaton?
Why did you leave campus, and what are the reasons you desire to return?
What have you done since leaving campus?
Please evaluate your experience in the college you are currently attending or the activities in which you are engaged.
How have your short-term and/or long-term goals been affected by your time away from Wheaton?
In light of your previous experience here, do you have any reservations about resuming studies at Wheaton?
Have you been married since leaving Wheaton?
In order to be considered for readmission to Wheaton College, any outstanding student account balance must be paid in full. Please contact the
Office of Student Accounts at 630-752-5801 or student.accounts@wheaton.edu to inquire about any balance or payment procedures, and pay the
balance before submitting this application.
Is your student account balance paid in full?
No – Your application will not be processed until the balance is paid in full.
Please read Wheaton’s Community Covenant printed at the back of this packet. This covenant is designed to express the crucial Christian convictions,
aspirations, commitments and responsibilities shared by the members of the Wheaton College campus family. In applying for membership in this
community, you should therefore weigh carefully whether these convictions, aspirations and commitments match your own, and whether you can
gladly join in fulfilling the covenant’s responsibilities.
“I affirm by my signature below that I have carefully read Wheaton’s Community Covenant, that this covenant expresses my own Christian
convictions, aspirations, and commitments, and that, if I am accepted and subsequently enroll as a student at Wheaton College, I will gladly
join in fulfilling its responsibilities.” (Please explain any questions, reservations or disagreements in an attached statement.)
“I also affirm by my signature that all the information contained in my application is my own work, factually true, and honestly presented.”
Print Full Name
Signature Date
Please return this form with your Returning Student application.
Your Room Request will be processed after you are accepted for readmission and your enrollment deposit is received by the Admissions Office.
For Housing Services to consider your first housing preference, please submit this form by March 1 for the fall semester or October 1 for the
spring semester.
Wheaton ID#
Legal Name
Home Address
Home Phone ( ) E-mail
Cell Phone ( ) Marital Status
When are you planning to return to Wheaton? 20 ___________
Expected Year in School
Please select one:
College housing
First choice
Second choice
With parents Separate form required; contact the Housing Services Office.
Married off-campus housing Separate form required; contact the Housing Services Office.
* Freshmen and Sophomores are required to live in a residence hall.
** Your roommate must include your name on their housing application.
Housing Policy: Wheaton is a residential college; therefore, as a condition of attending Wheaton, all single undergrads are required to live in college
housing. Graduate and married students are responsible for providing their own housing off-campus. Undergraduate students living with their parents
or off-campus as married students must complete a separate registration form available in the Housing Services Office.
Please select one:
18 Traditional + $50 Thunder Bucks = $1,955/semester
210 Block Plan + $50 Thunder Bucks = $1,995/semester (Approximately 12 meals/week)
14 Traditional + $50 Thunder Bucks = $1,780/semester
160 Block Plan + $50 Thunder Bucks = $1,780/semester (Approximately 9 meals/week)
10 Traditional + $50 Thunder Bucks = $1,640/semester
65 Block Plan = $680/semester
Note: The 18 Traditional, 14 Traditional, 210 Block Plan or 160 Block Plan is required for students living in a residence hall.
No changes to meal plans are allowed after 4:30 p.m. on the first Friday of classes each semester.
For more information, please contact the Housing Services Office at housingservices@wheaton.edu or 630-752-5202.
Wheaton College is an institution of higher learning, a
rigorous academic community that takes seriously the life
of the mind. But this description does not exhaust the
College’s understanding of itself. Wheaton College is also
a largely residential community made up of Christians
who, according to the College motto, are dedicated to the
service of “Christ and His Kingdom.”
These features in combination mean that Wheaton
College is a complex Christian community of living,
learning, and serving that cannot be reduced to a simple
model. For example, while the College is not a church, it is
yet a community of Christians who seek to live according
to biblical standards laid down by Jesus Christ for his body,
the church. Or again, while the College is not a religious
The goal of campus life at Wheaton College is to live, work,
serve, and worship together as an educational community
centered around the Lord Jesus Christ. Our mission as
an academic community is not merely the transmission of
information; it is the development of whole and effective
Christians who will impact the church and society
worldwide “For Christ and His Kingdom.” Along with the
privileges and blessings of membership in such a community
come responsibilities. The members of the Wheaton College
campus community take these responsibilities seriously.
The biblical foundation of Christian community is expressed
in Jesus’ two great commandments: “Love the Lord your God
with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your
mind,” and, “Love your neighbor as yourself ” (Matt. 22:37-
40). Jesus himself perfectly demonstrated the pattern: love
for God, acted out in love for others, in obedience to God’s
Word. Acknowledging our dependence on the power and
grace of God, the members of the Wheaton College campus
community humbly covenant to live according to this ideal.
order, it yet demonstrates some features that are similar
to religious orders, communities wherein, for the sake of
fullling the community’s purposes, its members voluntarily
enter into a social compact. At Wheaton we call this social
compact our community covenant.
For Wheaton’s community covenant to serve its stated
purpose, it is crucial that each member of the College family
understand it clearly and embrace it sincerely. In joining this
covenant we are, before the Lord, joining in a compact with
other members of the Wheaton College community. If we
do not wish to live under the provisions of this compact, we
should not agree to it. But if we do agree to it, it should be with
the full intention of living with integrity under its provisions.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching,
rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.
2 TImOThY 3:16
The purposes of this community covenant are as follows:
• to cultivate a campus atmosphere that encourages
spiritual, moral and intellectual growth;
• to integrate our lives around Christian principles and
devotion to Jesus Christ;
• to remove whatever may hinder us from our calling as a
Christ-centered academic community;
• to encourage one another to see that living for Christ involves
dependence on God’s Spirit and obedience to his Word,
rather than a passive acceptance of prevailing practices.
AffirmingBiblical Standards
We desire to build this covenant on basic biblical standards
for godly Christian character and behavior. We understand
that our calling includes the following:
• The call to acknowledge the Lordship of Christ over all of
life and thought. This involves a wholehearted obedience
to Jesus and careful stewardship in all dimensions of life:
our time, our possessions, our God-given capacities, our
opportunities (Deut. 6:5-6; 1 Cor. 10:31; Col. 1:18; 3:17);
• The call to love God with our whole being, including our
minds, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. Christ-like
love should be the motive in all decisions, actions, and
relationships (Matt. 22:37-40; Rom. 13:8-10; 1 John 4:7-12);
• The call to pursue holiness in every aspect of our thought
and behavior (2 Cor. 7:1; 1 Thess. 4:7; Heb. 12:14; 1 Pet. 1:15-16);
• The call to exercise our Christian freedom responsibly within
the framework of Gods Word, humbly submitting ourselves
to one another (1 Pet. 5:5; Eph. 5:21) with loving regard for the
needs of others (Phil. 2:3-11; Rom. 14:1-23; 1 Thess. 4:9);
• The call to treat our own bodies, and those of others, with the
honor due the very temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:17-20);
• The call to participate in the worship and activities of the
local church, which forms the basic biblically-mandated
context for Christian living (Acts 2:42-47; Heb. 10:25;
1 Tim. 3:14-15).
Living the Christian Life
We believe these biblical standards will show themselves in
a distinctly Christian way of life, an approach to living we
expect of ourselves and of one another. This lifestyle involves
practicing those attitudes and actions the Bible portrays as
virtues and avoiding those the Bible portrays as sinful.
According to the Scriptures, followers of Jesus Christ will:
• show evidence of the Holy Spirit who lives within them,
such as “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Gal. 5:22);
• “put on” compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness,
patience, forgiveness, and supremely, love (Col. 3:12-14);
• seek righteousness, mercy and justice, particularly for
the helpless and oppressed (Prov. 21:3; 31:8-9; Micah 6:8;
Matt. 23:23; Gal. 6:10);
• love and side with what is good in God’s eyes, and abhor
what is evil in Gods eyes (Amos 5:15; Rom. 12:9, 16:19);
• uphold the God-given worth of human beings, from
conception to death, as the unique image-bearers of
God (Gen. 1:27; Psalm 8:3-8; 139:13-16);
• uphold chastity among the unmarried (1 Cor. 6:18) and the
sanctity of marriage between a man and woman (Heb. 13:4);
• be people of integrity whose word can be fully trusted
(Psalm 15:4; Matt. 5:33-37);
• give faithful witness to the Gospel (Acts 1:8; 1 Pet. 3:15),
practice good works toward all (Gal. 6:10; Eph. 2:10;
Heb. 10:24; 1 Pet. 2:11), and live lives of prayer and
thanksgiving (1 Thess. 5:17-18; James 5:16; Titus 2:8).
By contrast, Scripture condemns the following:
• pride, dishonesty (such as stealing and lying, of which
plagiarism is one form), injustice, prejudice, immodesty
in dress or behavior, slander, gossip, vulgar or obscene
language, blasphemy, greed and materialism (which may
manifest themselves in gambling), covetousness, the
taking of innocent life, and illegal activities (Prov. 16:18;
1 Cor. 6:10; Exod. 20:7; Rom. 13:9; Col. 3:8-9; James 2:1-13;
Gal. 3:26-29; Rom. 13:1-2; 1 Tim. 2:8-10; Heb. 13:5-6);
• hypocrisy, self-righteousness, and legalism, understood as
the imposition of extra-biblical standards of godliness by
one person or group upon another (Acts 15:5-11; Matt. 16:6;
• sinful attitudes and behaviors such as “impurity and
debauchery; idolatry and witchcra; hatred, discord,
jealousy, fits of rage, selsh ambition, dissensions, factions
and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like” (Gal. 5:19-21);
• sexual immorality, such as the use of pornography
(Matt. 5:27-28), pre-marital sex, adultery, homosexual
behavior and all other sexual relations outside the bounds
of marriage between a man and woman (Rom. 1:21-27;
1 Cor. 6:9; Gen. 2:24; Eph. 5:31).
Exercising Responsible Freedom
Beyond these explicit biblical issues, the Wheaton College
community seeks to foster the practice of responsible
Christian freedom (Gal. 5:13-14; 1 Pet. 2:16-17). This requires a
wise stewardship of mind, body, time, abilities and resources
on the part of every member of the community. Responsible
freedom also requires thoughtful, biblically-guided choices
in matters of behavior, entertainment, interpersonal
relationships, and observance of the Lords Day.
You are not your own. You were bought at a price.
Therefore honor God with your body.
Of particular concern in a collegiate environment are
those issues related to alcohol, illegal drugs, and tobacco.
While the use of illegal drugs or the abuse of legal drugs
is by definition illicit, and the use of tobacco in any form
has been shown to be injurious to health, the situation
regarding beverage alcohol is more complex. The Bible
requires moderation in the use of alcohol, not abstinence.
Yet the fact that alcohol is addictive to many, coupled with
the biblical warnings against its dangers, also suggests
the need for caution. The abuse of alcohol constitutes by
far our society’s greatest substance abuse problem, not to
mention the fact that many Christians avoid it as a matter
of conscience. Thus the question of alcohol consumption
represents a prime opportunity for Christians to exercise
their freedom responsibly, carefully, and in Christ-like love.
The Wheaton College community also encourages
responsible freedom in matters of entertainment, including
the places where members of the College community may
seek it, such as television, movies, video, theater, concerts,
dances and the Internet. The College assumes its members
will be guided in their entertainment choices by the godly
wisdom of Philippians 4:8: “Whatever is true, whatever
is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is
lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or
praiseworthy, think about such things.”
Embracing College Standards
To foster the kind of campus atmosphere most conducive to
becoming the Christian community of living, learning, and
serving that Wheaton College aspires to be, the College has
adopted the following institutional standards.These standards
embody such foundational principles as self-control, avoidance
of harmful practices, the responsible use of freedom, sensitivity
to the heritage and practices of other Christians, and honoring
the name of Jesus Christ in all we do.
• Wheaton College and all Wheaton College-related
functions will be alcohol-free and tobacco-free. This
means that the possession or consumption of alcohol or
the use of tobacco in any form will be prohibited in, on,
or around all campus properties, owned or leased. The
same prohibition applies to all Wheaton College vehicles,
whether on or off campus, and to all Wheaton College
events or programs,wherever they may be held.
While enrolled in Wheaton College, undergraduate
members of the community will refrain from the
consumption of alcohol or the use of tobacco in
all settings.
Other adult members of the College community will
use careful and loving discretion in any use of alcohol.
They will avoid the serving or consumption of alcohol
in any situation in which undergraduate members of the
Wheaton College family are or are likely to be present.
• On-campus dances will take place only with official
College sponsorship. All members of the Wheaton College
community will take care to avoid any entertainment
or behavior, on or off campus, which may be immodest,
sinfully erotic, or harmfully violent (Eph. 4:1-2, 17-24;
ITim. 5:2; Gal. 5:22-23).
We, the Wheaton College community, desire to be a
covenant community of Christians marked by integrity,
responsible freedom, and dynamic, Christ-like love, a place
where the name of Jesus Christ is honored in all we do. This
requires that each of us keeps his or her word by taking the
commitment to this covenant seriously as covenant keepers,
whatever pressures we may face to do otherwise.
The issue of keeping one’s word is for a Christian an
important one. Being faithful to one’s word is a matter of
simple integrity and godliness. “Lord, who may live on your
holy hill?” asks the Psalmist. “He who keeps his oath, even
when it hurts” (15:4), comes the reply. Christian integrity
dictates that if we have voluntarily placed ourselves under
Wheaton’s community covenant, we must make every effort
to fulll our commitment by living accordingly.
Keeping our covenant may also on occasion require that we
take steps to hold one another accountable, confronting one
another in love as we work together to live in faithfulness
both to God’s Word and to our own word. Such loving acts of
confrontation are at times difficult, but when performed in
the right spirit (Gal. 6:1), they serve to build godly character
for both the individuals involved and the community as a
whole (Matt. 18:15-17). Only in this way, as we are willing to
speak the truth in love, will we “grow up into him who is the
Head, that is, Christ” (Eph. 4:15).
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and
admonish one another with all wisdom, … And whatever you
do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the
Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.