Information for Veterans

Our 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 100% online, with degree programs in four management categories and one in psychology and mental health services studies.

Veterans Benefits

Each student’s benefits are very individualized, and each chapter of veterans’ benefits is also handled and applied differently. For that reason, you might have some questions about your individual situation, and we are more than happy to talk through them with you.

The Adult Degree Program registrar will review your transferable military college credits after receiving an academic transcript through the Joint Services Transcript or a transcript from the American Council of Education ordered through Credential Solutions.

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College credit for military training allows service members to receive general education and/or elective credits that apply to the liberal arts core curriculum that 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.

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. Fill Out the Application

    1. It's free!
    2. It's easy! No test scores or references required.
    3. It's not too late! Our admissions counselors are ready to review your application and give you an admissions decision in two weeks or less.
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  2. Required: Official college or university 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 admissions@georgefox.edu. 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

    Required: Military transcript

    A joint service transcript (or Community College of the Air Force transcript for Air Force members) must be received from all veteran students so that applicable credit can be given.

Once Your Application is Complete

  1. Apply for VA Educational Benefits

    Apply for your educational benefits at va.gov. Email veterans@georgefox.edu if you need assistance. You will need to provide your social security number to utilize VA benefits.

    Note: George Fox is a private university, so there is a tuition benefit cap for Chapter 33 recipients. The benefit amount is set by the federal government and changes each year. The new yearly rates are generally released by July 15 each year.

  2. This is the big moment! You haven’t actually made your college decision until you’ve submitted your enrollment deposit. Submitting your enrollment deposit is your way of telling us you’re joining the Bruin community. Time to celebrate – your dreams are officially becoming reality!

    Submit my enrollment deposit

  3. Meet with the university’s certifying official, Jeff Brown, to obtain information about your specific benefit, how your benefits affect your account balance and to complete required VA benefits paperwork.

    Among the required paperwork is a Certificate of Eligibility from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which should be submitted to veterans@georgefox.edu at least 60 days before the start of your first semester.

  4. Each semester your enrollment counselor will reach out to you to help assist you along the way in enrolling for your classes.

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Questions?

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Jeff Brown

Veterans Certifying Official