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 term: March 1
  • Fall term: July 1
  • Spring term: November 1

*Late applications may be considered - we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible


How to Apply

(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.)

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. Submitting the online application will require a $40 nonrefundable application fee.

Start Your Application
Submit Two References
Within the online application you will be asked to enter contact information for two references: one professional and one personal. The online application system will send the reference form to your references via email.
Submit Placement Essay
Within the online application you will be asked to submit a placement essay of up to 1,000 words describing a challenging or difficult experience you have faced and how you did or did not overcome it. Essays will be scored using this rubric.
Submit Official Unopened Transcripts
Order official transcripts from every college or university where even one single course was completed, including military and CLEP transcripts. Have them sent to:

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

Admissions Committee

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.

Enrollment Deposit

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.

Learn more about the enrollment deposit or pay an enrollment deposit online