A Homeschool-Friendly Christian College on the West Coast
George Fox University acknowledges homeschooling as an important form of education. Numerous homeschool students succeed in our Christian college community, and many of our undergraduate students were homeschooled during some portion of their education. We are looking for students who are interested in learning and integrating their Christian faith with their education. Students who attended homeschool during their high school years may be admitted to the university by following the admission procedures for freshmen.
We understand that academic records may take on many different formats for homeschool applicants. Acceptable formats will include:
- SAT or ACT
- One reference (must be filled out by someone other than a parent)
- Official transcript (must include course names and letter grades received - course descriptions may be requested by admissions)
- A GED may be submitted in place of a transcript, but is not required.
Suggested High School Preparation Curriculum For Homeschool Students
- English: four years
- Math: three years
- Natural Science: two years (We offer youth science classes through our Science Outreach program)
- Social Studies: two years
Advanced Placement/ College Credit
University credit may be granted in several subject areas to the student who completes a college-level course in high school and receives a qualifying score under the AP Program, sponsored by the College Entrance Examination Board. We also award credit for college courses taken during the high school years.
Financial Aid For Home School Students
The average financial aid package for George Fox students is $24,163. Merit-based scholarships ranging from $8,000 to $17,000 are available to homeschool students based on SAT/ACT scores and GPA. Need-based financial aid is also available to home schooled students who fill out the FAFSA.
Individual questions may be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
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