Special Students - High School


The High School Special Student program is available to qualified U.S. domestic high school juniors and seniors. This permits study in undergraduate courses at George Fox University while a student completes a high school program. Enrollment is at the discretion of George Fox University.

Eligibility Requirements


What do I need to know?

  1. Special Students are limited to one class each fall and spring semester.
  2. Special Students are limited to three classes in the Summer Online session during summer semesters.
  3. A maximum of 24 credits can be accrued as a Special Student.
  4. Any course prerequisites must be met in order to be registered for the requested class. 
  5. Courses in the following programs do not allow special student registration:
    • Art and Design (ARTS, ARTD, INTD).
    • Programs requiring admission to the major.
  6. Regular admission is required to enter a degree/certificate program. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information. Special student enrollment does not guarantee subsequent admission to any degree/certificate program. At the point of admission to a degree program, students will be required to pay the regular tuition rate.
  7. A maximum of 24 credits taken as a Special Student may transfer to a degree program.

Application Procedure

  1. Search the Class Schedule to find a listing of available courses.
  2. Browse the Catalog for course descriptions.
  3. Complete the online application, which is due in the registrar's office before 5pm on Friday of the first week of the semester. See specific semester dates on the academic calendar.  A special student registration application must be completed each semester you intend to enroll. List the class you would like to take, including the course section (example: ECON 201 C Principles of Microeconomics).
  4. All courses require professor and department permission to be registered. The registrar's office will contact the department for you once your application has been received.
  5. Enrollment is allowed on a space-available basis only. Your registration will be processed on the first day of the semester.  On the first day of class, the student should contact the registrar's office to determine if space is available for the course. If the space is available, the student will be admitted to the class and charged course and lab fees as applicable.


If you have questions, please contact the registrar's office at 503-554-2218 or by email at registrar@georgefox.edu.