Adult Degree Programs Admissions

Admission Requirements

The Adult Degree Program utilizes two admission benchmarks:

The minimum admission requirements to apply to take general education classes are:
  • At least 20 transferable semester credits (30 quarter credits)
  • At least three total years of post-high school experience
  • At least a cumulative 2.0 transferable GPA
  • A score of at least 6/16 on the Placement Essay
The minimum admission requirements to apply to a degree-completion program major are:
  • At least 62 semester credits (93 quarter credits) 75-90 semester credits are recommended (113-135 quarter credits)
  • At least five total years of post-high school work experience
  • At least a cumulative 2.5 transfer or George Fox University GPA
  • A score of at least 12/16 on the Placement Essay

Please utilize the table below as a guide as you prepare to transfer to George Fox to complete your bachelor's degree.

I have at least 20 semester hours (30 quarter hours), but fewer than 62 semester hours (93 quarter hours).

You may apply to George Fox University in order to take General Education classes to work toward having 62 semester hours, which will then qualify you to apply to the major.

I have 62 or more semester hours (93 quarter hours), but fewer than 90 semester hours (135 quarter hours).

You may apply to George Fox University in order to take Major (cohort) classes in the 16-month program. However, you may need to take additional classes to fulfill general education or elective requirements.

I have 90 semester hours (135 quarter hours) or more completed.

You may apply to George Fox University in order to take Major (cohort) classes in the 16-month program. Depending on your transcript evaluation, you may not need to take any additional classes.

I have or will have an Oregon Transfer Degree.

You may apply to George Fox University in order to take Major (cohort) classes in the 16-month program. You will have fulfilled the General Education requirements, but may need to take classes for elective requirements.

Application Deadlines

Summer
Majors April 15
General Education Session 1 April 15
General Education Session 2 June 7
Fall
Majors July 1
General Education Session 1 Aug. 1
General Education Session 2 Oct. 1
Winter
Majors Dec. 1
General Education Session 1 Dec. 15
General Education Session 2 Feb. 15
*Late applications may be considered - we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible

How to Apply

Application Steps

(Please do not complete the traditional undergraduate application. If you see questions related to parent information, high school information and personal activities, you are completing the incorrect application.)


  1. Create your username and password, then return to this page.
  2. Application: Complete the Adult Degree Completion Program application online for admission into general education or major classes
  1. Input Application Information
  2. Resume: Upload your resume documenting at least five years of post-high school work experience
  3. Placement Essay: Upload your Placement Essay as a Word or PDF document
    • InstructionsPlease write an essay that describes a challenging or difficult experience you have faced and how you did/did not overcome it. Your essay should be double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman, and in APA or a standard essay format. Please do not exceed 1,000 words, and be sure your essay is solely your own work.
    • Grading: Your Placement Essay will be scored using the ADP Placement Essay Scoring RubricStudents must successfully complete both Writing for Adults 1 (LACC 101) and Writing for Adults 2 (LACC 102) before joining a cohort, beginning a major, or taking MGOL 260. Please keep in mind that effective writing is a skill that will serve you well in all avenues of life: personal, professional, and academic. Our Writing for Adults courses emphasize the needs and interests of adult writers who have careers, families, and professional goals.
  4. Official (Unopened) Transcripts: Order official transcripts from every college or university you have attended and have them sent directly to the address below (including military and CLEP transcripts).

George Fox University
ADP Admissions
12753 S.W. 68th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97223

  1. Two References: One Professional Reference and One Personal Reference. Within the application you will find a field to enter the contact information for each refernece. When you submit your application, it will send the reference form via email to the reference you provided.
  2. Submit the $40 application fee

Once you have been admitted, you are required to submit a $200 enrollment deposit by the date provided to you by your enrollment counselor (2-4 weeks after being notified by admissions). This deposit allows us to proceed with registering you for the classes, and typically covers the $105 graduation fee applied to your student account in the last semester of your major. Please review the Student Financial Services website related to the Enrollment Deposit.

All prospective-student applications for the adult degree program are reviewed by the admissions committee.

Admission into George Fox University to take general education classes within the adult degree program is not a guarantee of future admission into an adult degree program major (cohort). Admission into a major (cohort) is subject to review by the admissions committee whether a student has or has not completed general education classes at George Fox.

The admissions committee will evaluate your application based on (but not limited to) the following criteria:

  • Does the student meet the minimum academic and professional-experience requirements to be admitted into the university or major? (Minimum number of credits, GPA, general education requirements met, passing writing sample score)
  • Does the student have at least five full years of post-high school work experience?
  • Does the student possess a strong writing ability equal to or exceeding the writing standards for general education and cohort assignments?
  • Does the student demonstrate a strong level of collegiality and interpersonal communication that will foster community and respectful interaction within university classes?
  • Does the student have a semester-by-semester plan in place with an enrollment counselor in order to enhance the student’s success?
Disclaimer:

1. George Fox University reserves the right to select students on the basis of academic performance and professional qualifications. George Fox University does not discriminate in its educational programs or activities, including employment, on the basis of age, sex, handicap/disability, race, color, national or ethnic origin, or other statuses protected by applicable nondiscrimination laws.

2. All application questions must be answered, with the exception of those marked "optional."

3. An interview may be required of applicants as part of the admission process.

4. Application materials (including official transcripts) become the property of George Fox University and are not returned to the student or transferred to another institution.

5. Admission into George Fox University to take general education classes within the adult degree program is not a guarantee of future admission into an adult degree program major (cohort). Admission into a major (cohort) is subject to review by the admissions committee.

6. Students indicating a felony conviction may be required to provide proof of completion of sentence.