Convert Military Experience into College Credit

George Fox alumna Heidi Olson in military uniform in Afghanistan

Specialist Heidi Olson, a 2010 George Fox graduate, earned the Bronze Star for heroism in a combat zone while serving in Afghanistan.

George Fox University's Adult Degree program gives active duty, reserve military, and military veterans the opportunity to earn college credit for military training and to complete their bachelor's degree in as few as 16 months. Courses are offered one night per week or online, with degree programs in four management categories and one in social and behavioral studies.

The Adult Degree Program registrar will review your transferable military college credits after receiving an academic transcript through the Joint Services Transcript (available to: Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy) or a transcript from the American Council of Education (Air Force) ordered through Credential Solutions.

College credit for military training allows service members to receive general education and/or elective credits that apply to the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum which makes up part of the bachelor's degree. Because the Adult Degree Program liberally transfers in military training credits, the majority of your training will be accepted at George Fox toward your degree.

Military members typically are well-prepared for our management, administration, and behavioral studies degrees. Additionally, discipline, self-awareness, and teamwork are all qualities that make military members excellent students within the Adult Degree Program cohorts.

National Recognition

U.S. News & World Report ranks George Fox No. 15 among Regional Universities (West) in the publication's 2018-19 rankings of the " Best Colleges for Veterans." Those on the list are the top-ranked schools in the Best Colleges rankings that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active service members apply, pay for and complete their degrees.

Next Steps

Your enrollment counselor is an expert in reviewing previous college and military transcripts. Your counselor will set up a personal meeting with you to review your transcript evaluation and to create a degree plan.

Your next step is to order your official military transcript through either the Joint Services Transcript (Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy) or through Credential Solutions (Air Force). Please have your transcripts sent to:

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


More Information for Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved George Fox University as an institution of higher education designated to train and educate military veterans. A majority of veterans choose to complete a bachelor's degree through our Adult Degree Program, which enables adults to earn the degree in as few as 16 months. Every semester, George Fox University's Adult Degree Program welcomes multiple United States military veterans to the university in order to complete a bachelor's degree. Our Adult Degree Program cohorts are based on a format that enables students from various backgrounds and career fields to share and grow educationally in a professional, trusting community.

To utilize veterans' benefits, please visit the Student Accounts Veterans Information page.