Application Process

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Elementary Education Admissions

The Elementary Education adult degree completion program has separate admission requirements, deadlines, and application processes.

COVID-19 and Admissions at George Fox

The George Fox admissions office is taking steps to protect the health of our campus community and prospective students. In accordance with the Oregon governor’s "Stay Home, Save Lives" campaign, admissions counselors are working remotely. While we cannot offer in-person visits for now, admissions counselors are still available by email, phone or video if you have any questions or need assistance.

We are still accepting applications for programs starting this summer and fall. Classes may be offered virtually until in-person classes can safely resume.

If you are applying, please send application materials by email and ask your previous school(s) to send official transcripts electronically directly to George Fox, rather than sending them by mail.

For additional information, visit the university's main COVID-19 response page.

We look forward to connecting with you!

Admission Requirements

Applying Directly to a

Degree-Completion Program Major:

  • 66 semester credits (99 quarter credits)
  • Five years of post-high school full-time work experience
  • Cumulative 2.5 transferable GPA

Applying to Take

General Education Classes:

  • Three years of post-high school experience
  • Cumulative 2.0 transferable GPA

No standardized tests (SAT, ACT, etc.) are required to be admitted.

Application Deadlines*

April 1
Summer Term
August 1
Fall Term
December 1
Spring Term

*Late applications may be considered.

How to Apply

  1. Apply Online

    Create an account with a username and password and complete the Adult Degree Completion Program application online for admission into general education or major classes.

    In response to the financial strain the COVID-19 response has caused for many people, adult degree completion application fees and references have been waived until further notice. If previous institutions are temporarily unable to provide you official transcripts, we will review unofficial transcripts.

    First-Time Applicants Returning Applicants
  2. Request Official Electronic Transcripts

    Request an official transcript from every regionally accredited college or university where you completed even a single course, including military and CLEP transcripts.

    Electronic transcripts are preferred for speed and accuracy. They must be sent directly from the institution to If an electronic option is not available, unopened official transcripts can be sent via mail to:

    Office of Admissions
    George Fox University
    414 N. Meridian St. #6089
    Newberg, OR 97132

Enrollment Deposit

If accepted, a $200 enrollment deposit is required.

Learn more about the enrollment deposit


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Leah Gomes

Admissions Counselor, Adult Degree Program

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Kristie DeHaven

Associate Director of Graduate and Adult Degree Admissions

Admissions Counselor, Master of Social Work