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Transfer Students at George Fox

George Fox is worth it.

Small class sizes. The student-to-faculty ratio at George Fox is 13.6 to 1. Contrast that to a public-school education in Oregon where the average ratio is nearly double at 25:1 – the fifth highest in the nation, according to Oregon University System data.

Spiritual formation. George Fox faculty and administrators – all professing Christians – are dedicated to integrating faith and learning. You’ll also find opportunities to grow spiritually in community chapels, group Bible studies, retreats, serve trips, and concerts and plays with spiritual themes.

Reputation. George Fox is known nationally as a standout Christian university, ranking among the top 10 in Forbes Media’s list of “The Best Religiously Affiliated Colleges.” We also are classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university, and Forbes consistently ranks us among the top Christian colleges in the nation.

You can afford it.

Generous aid. You may be pleasantly surprised at the aid you receive. For the fall 2012 term, the financial aid packages for students transferring from Portland Community College, for example, range from $22,095 to $34,060. Submit your FAFSA information to us today!

Time is money. It takes many students five or six years to graduate in public universities because of overcrowding and class availability issues. By finishing in less time at George Fox, you can lower your overall college costs and get into the workplace faster, increasing earnings while decreasing costs and debt.

The final tally. Think you’ll graduate with less debt at a public university than George Fox? Think again. After all the factors, you may come out the same or even better here. In 2010, the average student debt for George Fox graduates was $18,428 compared to an average of $22,216 at Oregon public universities, according to Project on Student Debt.

The process is easy.

  1. Apply.
    A complete application includes:
    • Application form (available online or via the Common Application)
    • 500-word personal statement
    • One letter of recommendation (from anyone who is not a family member)
    • Official college transcripts (from every school you’ve attended)
    • $40 application fee
    We’ll call you personally within two weeks of receiving your completed file with an admissions decision.
  2. File.
    We need your FAFSA information. You can submit this online at fafsa.ed.gov.
  3. Review.
    Look over your financial aid package. After you’re admitted, we’ll use your FAFSA information to mail a financial aid award letter to you. We don’t have a due date for financial aid. As long as we are accepting applications for a semester, financial aid is available for students.
  4. Deposit.
    Submit your $300 enrollment deposit. This secures your spot at George Fox.
  5. Register.
    Sign up for classes. All transfer students will register for classes at an event called Transfer Genesis. If you can’t make it, don’t worry. We’ll contact you and schedule an alternate registration appointment.
  6. Connect.
    If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact the transfer admissions counselor, Dot Tobey, at dtobey@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2245.
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