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What interests you? Sometimes it seems like there are so many opportunities. Other times, nothing really stands out. We do have some resources to help.
Career Services has many different resources to help with your selection.
Take time to visit instructors from several departments in order to gain valuable information about their various fields.
Once you have decided on a major, you may inform us by filling out a Major/Minor Declaration form and dropping it off at the Registrar's office located on the first floor of The Stevens Center.
- takes the time to talk with you.
- you enjoy talking with. You and your advisor should "click."
- spends the time to find out what interests you.
- is in the field you are thinking about studying.
- seems knowledgeable in your field of study.
An advisor could be a professor who you have really enjoyed. You may also check with the department of your major for available advisors. Make an appointment to meet with them and see how your discussion goes. Ask them what excites them about their field. If this person seems to be able to meet your expectations, ask them to be your advisor. You will need to have them sign the Advisor Change form found in the Registrar's office or online. This form may also be used to declare your major.
As you plan your class schedule it will be important to understand the registration policies and deadlines. Check out the Registrar's Office website for exact dates. For additional information, you may contact the appropriate person in the Registrar's Office.
- Transfer policies
- Advising resources.
- AP credit - Have all your AP transcripts sent to George Fox University. If you haven't requested them already, you may contact CollegeBoard to have an official transcript sent.
- CLEP exams are available on the Newberg campus once a month throughout the summer and twice a month during the academic year. They are also available at several college campuses. The general exams are only available for first time freshmen through their first semester. Once that semester is complete, the subject exams will be the only exams available.
- If you intend to take coursework from another institution to complete your George Fox requirements, please verify the course will transfer in as you expect before you take the class. Check out this website for additional information. We have posted several community college transfer guides from Oregon and Washington. If the school you are taking your coursework from is not on our list follow the directions listed here.
E-nnouncements are a great way to stay up on what is going on around campus. You may view these a few ways.
Through the Website - You may go to the E-nnouncements website click here to read the up-to-date news.
Through Email - Go to the E-nnouncements website and click the envelope link next to the appropriate announcements. The e-nnouncements will be sent to the email address you request.
Archive E-nnouncements are available online as well.
Current and Past Enrollment
George Fox University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment verifications. This service is used by current George Fox University students or recent alumni to report current or recent enrollment.
Grades and/or GPA
To provide documentation of your grades and/or GPA (example: good student discount for auto insurance), ask if an unofficial transcript will suffice you can print all unofficial transcripts through MyGFU. Click the Self Service tab, choose Academic Records, and then View Unofficial Transcript. If you need something more official - bring or send their form or our enrollment verification form to the Registrar's office. We will send the verification in about two weeks.Pre-Registration or Other Verification Needs
To verify future registration or for any other reason not discussed above, bring or send their form or our enrollment verification form to the Registrar's office. We will send the verification in about two weeks.
Check out our student employee page for information.
Monday of the last week of the semester is designated as a Study Day. Take a look at our final schedule for more information.
We can recommend several steps to help you be successful in your studies. Check them out.
When you begin college you have a number of choices to make and it is very easy to take on more than you can handle. Just like it is important to eat a balanced diet, the activities in which you participate need to reflect balance as well. Remember, college is about a complete educational experience which includes your learning in the classroom as well as key activities and relationships outside the classroom. However, too much of either does not reflect a healthy lifestyle.
The Academic Resource Center (ARC) exists to help you work through some of these decisions related to your coursework. The ARC offers tutoring and various workshops throughout the year on such subjects as test taking strategies and time management.
Health and Counseling Services is available to help with many of your health concerns and questions.
One of the hallmarks of an education at George Fox University is the opportunity to serve others. This is a routine part of the undergraduate experience. After all, part of our institutional mission is to participate "responsibly in our world's concerns." For more information visit the Campus Ministries page.
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