Applying as a Freshman

Have 15 minutes? Then you have time to apply to George Fox. It’s never been easier or faster. Fill out an online application, send your transcripts and you’re done. Let’s challenge the world together. Are you ready?

How to Apply

  1. Fill Out the Application

    Three reasons to apply now:

    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.
  2. Required: Official high school transcripts

    Students should provide an official transcript. Contact your high school or college office to request for transcripts to be sent to us. The document must be mailed in a closed envelope with an unbroken seal or sent electronically directly from the institution to George Fox using one of the following services:

    Although using one of the services above is preferred, high school transcripts may also be emailed directly from the school to admissions@georgefox.edu or mailed to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    George Fox University
    414 N. Meridian St.
    Newberg, OR 97132

    The majority of students admitted to George Fox enter with a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, and the average high school GPA for first-time freshmen is 3.6.

    Potentially required: Academic reference

    If your cumulative GPA is below a 3.0, we recommend submitting an academic reference with your application.

    You can submit a reference in one of two ways:

    • Through the application portal. You can enter your reference's contact information, and then that reference will receive an email with some short questions to answer.
    • If you already have a recommendation letter on hand or your reference is already writing something, email it to your admissions counselor, and we will add it to your file.
  3. Those aren’t required. We mean it! Spend that time applying for extra scholarships instead.

Once Your Application Is Complete

  1. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form you need to fill out to get financial aid including grants, work-study and low-interest loans from the federal government to help you pay for college.

    Learn more about FAFSA

  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 we’ll see you this fall. Time to celebrate – your Bruin adventure is officially underway!

    On-campus housing selections are made in order of enrollment deposit, and students who deposit on or before March 15 will get to select their dorm room much earlier during housing selection. All enrollment deposits are refundable prior to the May 1 deadline.

    Submit My Enrollment Deposit

  3. Your financial aid package will arrive by mail after you've been admitted to George Fox and received your admissions packet. It'll include your merit scholarship award and need-based aid including workstudy eligibility. And, don't forget about Scholarship Summit and external scholarship opportunities – both are avenues to significantly lower your out of pocket cost.

    Our financial aid and tuition page has lots of resources to help you understand the financial aid process and our admissions team is always ready to answer your questions.

  4. Did you know you can enter your freshman year with college credits already under your belt? Hard work pays off! Alternative credits like AP testing, CLEP exams, and IB scores offer you the opportunity to accumulate credit prior to your time at George Fox University, which opens up flexibility to double major, take extra electives or even graduate early.

    Learn more about alternative credit

Important Dates

Date Deadline
Applicants for FALL SEMESTER (August 2021)
Aug. 1 Online Application and Common Application open
Our Online Application is easier than ever and can take as little as 15 minutes! The Common Application allows students to complete one application for multiple schools. Regardless of which fits your situation best, we are here to help!
Oct. 1 FAFSA Opens
Nov. 1 Early Action Deadline
Students who complete their application by this date will be eligible for additional scholarship opportunities.
Jan. 15 Deadline to submit enrollment deposit to be included in first wave of self-selecting housing placement
Feb. 1 Priority Decision Application Deadline*
Students who complete their application by this date will be eligible for secondary scholarship opportunities. (Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis)
Mar. 15 Deadline to submit enrollment deposit to be included in second wave of self-selecting housing placement
All students who deposit after March 15 will be placed by Housing and will not have the option to self-select their specific dorm room.
April 1 Deadline to submit updated transcripts for potential academic merit scholarship improvement
May 1 Enrollment Deposit Deadline
Deposits postmarked after this date will be considered on a space-available basis.
Applicants for SPRING SEMESTER (January 2021)
Nov. 1 Application Deadline*
Dec. 1 Enrollment Deposit Deadline
Deposits postmarked after this date will be considered on a space-available basis
Applications are still being accepted as long as space is available.
Phot of Cara Vincent

Cara Vincent, Class of 2020

My experience at George Fox has been extraordinary. I use that word because it uses the word ordinary to describe something remarkable. Much of my experience has been ordinary: attending class, working on homework and essays, grabbing coffee with friends, and attempting to fit in work-study and meetings in between all that. It is these moments and relationships, however, that are the truly beautiful moments of my life! We should notice more often beauty in the ordinary, and my experience at George Fox has grown my desire to find that beauty.

Student sitting in the campus quad with her mask on

Contact a Counselor

Have questions about applying to George Fox, financial aid, or what the Canyon Commons serves for dinner on Saturdays? Our admissions counselors know it all! And they’d love to connect with you via email, phone or for an appointment, either virtually or in person.