Applying as an Undocumented Student

Priority Decision ApplicationFeb. 1

Benefits of this application include eligibility to apply for Scholarship Summit and earn up to $3,000 toward your financial aid award. Plus, your application will receive a priority review.

At George Fox, we’re committed to your success and strive to support the diverse journey of each student toward God’s calling. Therefore, we do not require students to be documented to apply or be admitted.

Providing citizenship status on an application is optional, and a student’s status does not impact their admissions decision. However, if a student does apply they may be asked to provide documents connected to their status for financial aid eligibility purposes.

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. No test scores, references or college essays required.
  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. Financial Aid

    George Fox does not have separate in-state and out-of-state tuition rates for students. Therefore, our undocumented Bruins will experience the same tuition rate and could be eligible for additional institutional aid and external scholarships. Additionally, our Scholarship Resource Center outlines tools to help students approach the scholarship process.

    Students can find more information on which applications to submit to receive financial aid online at oregonstudentaid.gov.

    Institutional Aid Available:

    Undocumented students from Oregon could be eligible for state aid and are encouraged to complete the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA). This could include the Oregon Opportunity Grant. Students are also encouraged to consider completing the OSAC scholarship application to be eligible for additional scholarships.

    Scholarship Resources

    External scholarships are available for undocumented students. Below is a list of potential external resources:

  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 January 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 will include any scholarship awards you are eligible for at that time. 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 and financial aid team are 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