Admission Procedures for Freshmen

In order to provide a solid foundation for college-level work, it is recommended that the applicant present the equivalent of 16 academic units from an approved high school. The following units are suggested: English, 4; social studies, 2; science, 2; and mathematics, 3.

Approximately 90 percent of the freshman class enroll with an A or B high-school grade average. The Admissions Committee may offer provisional admission to students with lower high school grades or low entrance examination scores.


  1. Apply online and visit our admissions page for information and application requirements.
  2. Complete the Application for Admission. A $40 application fee will be due at the time of a submitted online application (if after the Early Action Deadline, Nov. 1). The postmark deadlines are: Nov. 1 for Early Action, Jan. 15 for Priority Deadline, and Nov. 1 for spring semester.
  3. Request an official transcript of academic credit from the secondary school last attended.
  4. Have one recommendation form completed and sent to the admissions office.
  5. Submit entrance examination scores. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) [George Fox code is 4325] or American College Test (ACT) [George Fox code is 3462] will be accepted. The writing portion of the ACT is not required. Tests should be taken in your junior year or early in your senior year. Contact your high school principal or counselor for information concerning these tests. Soon after the admission file is completed, the applicant is notified of the Admissions Committee's decision. Updates to test scores will be considered until Feb. 1.
  6. If applying for financial aid, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted online at as soon after Oct. 1 as possible. The George Fox code for FAFSA is 003194. Forms may be obtained from high school counseling offices or by writing to Student Financial Services at George Fox University. After students have been accepted for admission, they are considered for financial assistance. To permit maximum consideration for financial aid, it is recommended that the application process be completed by March 1.
  7. An enrollment deposit of $300 must be submitted by each new student. This deposit reserves housing and a place in the registration sequence, so the deposit should be submitted as soon as possible following notification of acceptance. For fall semester, deposits are due by May 1 and are fully refundable until that date. After May 1, all deposits are nonrefundable. For spring semester, deposits are due by Dec. 1 and are nonrefundable.