Special Students - High School

Program Details

A High School Special Student program is available to qualified high school students. 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. The special student application 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.
  2. Students are limited to one class per fall and spring semesters.
  3. Students are limited to three classes in the Summer Online sessions during summer semester.
  4. A maximum of 12 credits can be accrued as a High School Special Student.
  5. A special student registration form 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).
  6. Enrollment is allowed on a space-available basis only. Any course pre-requisites must be met in order to be registered for the requested class. Your registration will be processed on the first day of the semester.
  7. All courses require professor and department chair permission to enroll. The registrar's office will contact the department for you once your application has been received. 
  8. Courses in the following programs do not allow special student registration: Undergraduate: Art and Design (ARTS, ARTD, INTD), and programs requiring admission to the major.
  9. 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.
  10. Employees of the university should refer to the Human Resources web page for information on tuition remission requirements, deadlines, and applications.

Application Procedures for High School Special Student

  1. Search the Class Schedule to find a listing of available courses.
  2. Browse the Catalog for course descriptions.
  3. Complete the online application.
  4. Parents sign required documents and return them to the registrar's office.
  5. All courses require department permission to be registered. The registrar's office will contact the department for you once your application has been received.
  6. 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 if applicable.


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