Transfer Students

We will waive application fees, and will accept 100% of your Concordia credits.

Traditional undergraduate transfer students will receive a $5,000 automatic grant, renewable annually, on top of other aid available. This means, depending on academic history, you will receive a minimum financial aid award of $12,000 to $16,000 per year. Even more aid can be awarded after we receive your FAFSA.

Application Process

  1. Apply online
    We will waive the application fee and essay requirements. Simply bypass these sections of the application.
  2. Send us your Concordia Transcript
    We will accept unofficial transcripts or screen shots for provisional admission at this stage. Send us the official ones once those become available.
  3. Add George Fox University to your FAFSA
    To add George Fox to your 2020-2021 FAFSA, select the Log In button at and sign in. Select Make FAFSA Corrections, and navigate to the School Selection tab. You can then search for George Fox or enter our school code: 003194. Finally, make sure to submit the FAFSA on the Sign & Submit tab.

Am I a transfer student?

  • Have you graduated from high school?
  • Prior to enrolling at George Fox, will you have attempted at least 30 quarter or 20 semester hours at a college since your high school graduation date?
  • Are those 30 quarter hours or 20 semester hours transferable coursework (100 level or higher)?

If you've answered yes to all these questions, you're a transfer student.

How does $5,000
for college sound?

Transfer students who enroll in Fall 2020 will be eligible to receive the Oregon Community College Scholarship. Any student transferring from an Oregon community college with a 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA will receive an additional $5,000 per year.

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Be Known at George Fox

Prepare for your future at a university with Christian professors who listen to you, understand your potential and join your journey.

The Application Process is Easy

  1. Apply 
    A complete application includes:
    • Application form (available online or via the Common Application)
    • 500-word essay
    • Official college transcripts (from every school you’ve attended)
    • Reference (optional but recommended if GPA is under a 3.0)
    We are generally looking for a cumulative college GPA of 2.6 or better. We’ll call you personally soon after receiving your completed file with an admissions decision.
  2. File 
    We need your FAFSA information. You can submit this online at
  3. Review 
    Look over your financial aid package. After you’re admitted, we’ll use your FAFSA information to mail a financial aid award letter to you. We don’t have a due date for financial aid. As long as we are accepting applications for a semester, financial aid is available for students.
  4. Deposit 
    Submit your $300 enrollment deposit. This secures your spot at George Fox.
  5. Register 
    Sign up for classes. All transfer students will register for classes at an event called Genesis. If you can’t make it, don’t worry. We’ll contact you and schedule an alternate registration appointment.
  6. Connect 
    If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 503-554-2271.

George Fox is worth it

Small class sizes

The student-to-faculty ratio at George Fox is 14:1. Contrast that to a public-school education in Oregon where the average ratio is nearly double at 25:1 – the fifth highest in the nation, according to Oregon University System data.

Spiritual formation

George Fox faculty and administrators – all professing Christians – are dedicated to integrating faith and learning. You’ll also find opportunities to grow spiritually in community chapels, group Bible studies, retreats, serve trips, and concerts and plays with spiritual themes.


George Fox is known nationally as a standout Christian university, ranking among the top 10 in Forbes' list of “The Best Religiously Affiliated Colleges.” We also are classified by U.S. News & World Report as a "Best Regional University," and Forbes consistently ranks us among the top Christian colleges in the nation.

You can afford it

Generous aid

You may be pleasantly surprised at the aid you receive. For the fall 2018 term, the financial aid packages for students transferring from Portland Community College, for example, ranged from $22,095 to $34,060. Submit your FAFSA information to us today!

NEW: Transfer students who enroll in Fall 2020 will be eligible to receive a new scholarship, the Oregon Community College Scholarship. Any student transferring from an Oregon community college with a 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA will receive an additional $5,000 per year.

Time is money

It takes many students five or six years to graduate in public universities because of overcrowding and class availability issues. By finishing in less time at George Fox, you can lower your overall college costs and get into the workplace faster, increasing earnings while decreasing costs and debt.

The final tally

Think you’ll graduate with less debt at another Oregon university than at George Fox? Think again. After all the factors, you may come out the same or even better here. The average student debt for George Fox graduates is $22,366, compared to an average of $26,902 at Oregon's four-year institutions.


Don't hesitate to contact transfer admissions counselor Keenan O'Hern at or 503-554-2271.

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