International Graduate Admission
George Fox University welcomes graduate applications from all over the world, for we believe international students are an important part of the George Fox community and they make a vital contribution to the learning process and the life on campus.
As application requirements, deadlines and procedures vary from each graduate program, applicants should contact their academic program(s) of interest to determine what application data is needed and what admission terms are to be met.
Generally, an international graduate applicant must provide the following data before admission is granted:
- A completed graduate application form
- Application fee of $40
- A resume plus an 800-word essay stating purpose of study
- Three letters of recommendation
- Official TOEFL score or IELTS score
- College transcripts (both in English and applicant's native language)
- Declaration of Finance, plus supportive documentation of family income and banking statements
To facilitate the admission process for international applicants, we have established the following requirements:
- Qualifications for Admission
To be admitted to any of the graduate programs, an applicant must have a bachelor's degree from a college or university with four-year programs that are fully acknowledged by the ministry of education of the home country of the applicant, with an average score, when converted to the American pattern, equal to 3.0 GPA over the last four years of course work.
- Evidence of Language Proficiency
A TOEFL score of 80 (Internet based) or IELTS 6.5 is required of all international graduate students. The score should be sent directly from the testing agency — a photocopy is not acceptable for admission purposes. A higher score may be required of certain academic programs. Be sure to review the requirements of your specific program of interest. The TOEFL code for George Fox is 4325.
- Evidence of Academic Competence
Please review the requirements for your proposed department to determine if specific tests and scores are needed. Graduate programs have varied requirements for standardized testing. The GRE, GMAT and MAT exams are regularly used. Preferred scores for entrance are generally in the 60-75 percentile. Please contact the specific department for further information.
- Academic Transcripts
Official transcripts of all previous academic work, undergraduate and graduate, are required. For documents in languages other than English, please provide a certified translation. Note: grade slips/reports, computer printouts, internal transcripts are not acceptable. Any credits earned at a university outside the U.S. must be evaluated by one of our approved transcript evaluation partners.
- Letters of Recommendation
Letters of professional reference, on official letterhead, in sealed envelopes and addressed to the proposed major department, are required of all applicants applying for admission to a graduate program. If you have a master's degree, you should include a letter from your major professor. Letters of recommendation should address, in a clear and direct manner, issues about an applicant's academics, behavior and morality.
- Financial Documentation
All international students must prove that they have adaquate funds to pay tuition and living expenses while attending George Fox University. Every student must submit the Declaration of Finance form, coupled with certified documents of income and offically issued bank statements. Please make sure statements and letters bear a recent date. Statements more than six months old are unacceptable. The current schedule of costs can be found on the Student Financial Services web page.
Immigration regulations prohibit most international students and families from working in the United States except as part of a program-related internship. These usually do not provide financial remuneration. While some limited work opportunities are available on campus from time to time, they cannot be counted on as part of your resources at this point in time. Under no circumstances are family members allowed to work while in the United States.
When all your application data is prepared, be sure all your documents are mailed in one package to the following address:
Office of International Admissions
George Fox University
414 N. Meridian Street
Newberg, OR 97132, USA
Regarding tuition and costs, please visit Student Financial Services website or contact us at the numbers below.
Dr. Thomas C. Peng
Associate Vice President
International Enrollment Services
Assistant Director for International Admissions
International Enrollment Services