Special Students - Alumni Audit


Alumni who have earned a degree from George Fox University have the opportunity to audit some undergraduate or graduate courses at a special rate. This program provides graduated George Fox alumni the opportunity to investigate courses on a limited basis and to continue lifelong learning at their alma mater. Enrollment is at the discretion of the 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. Any course prerequisites must be met in order to be registered for the requested class. 
  4. Courses in the following programs do not allow special student registration:
    • Undergraduate
      • Art and Design (ARTS, ARTD, INTD)
      • Programs requiring admission to the major
    • Graduate
      • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
      • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
      • Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
      • Programs using the cohort model
  5. 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/certificate program, students will be required to pay the regular tuition rate.
  6. Audited courses will not apply to the requirements of a degree/certificate 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 regarding this program please contact the Office of the Registrar (503-554-2218 or registrar@georgefox.edu).