Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or above is required. The undergraduate degree does not have to be in the field of psychology.
  • Completed Application Form
  • $40 non-refundable application fee
  • Résumé of work and/or volunteer experience
  • Written admission statement addressing the question provided in the Application Form
  • One academic reference form and one professional reference form
  • An official transcript from each college or university attended
  • Official results from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
  • School Counseling and School Psychology applicants must also submit passing results from the Praxis I: PPST or ORELA NES (Essential Academic Skills Test) or CBEST. Students with a regionally accredited Masters or Doctoral degree are exempt. Please contact your admissions counselor for more information. 
  • Group Interview with the Admissions Committee. An invitation will be extended to those meeting initial program criteria. 

The Admissions Committee will consider each application item and the Group Interview as part of the admissions decision. 

Additional Requirements for International Students are online here

How to Apply

  1. Apply Online: Create an account with a username and password and complete the Graduate School of Counseling application online here. Submitting the online application will require a $40 non-refundable application fee.
  2. Résumé: Email a detailed Résumé of Work and Volunteer Experience to counseling@georgefox.edu.
  3. Official (Unopened) Transcripts: Order official transcripts from every regionally accredited college or university where you completed even a single course.  Transcripts should be sent to the address below:
Office of Admissions
George Fox University
12753 S.W. 68th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97223
  1. Two References: Submit one professional and one academic reference. Please follow directions included on forms. 
  2. Testing Requirements: Submit official results from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).
  3. Selected Applicants: Students applying to the MA School Counseling and EdS School Psychology programs are also required to submit passing results from the Praxis I: PPST, ORELA NES or CBESTPlease contact your admissions counselor for more information.  Students with a regionally accredited Masters or Doctoral degree are exempt.
  4. International Students: Additional requirements for International students are online here.

Once Your Application is Complete

All application items must be submitted by the application deadline. Applicants meeting initial program criteria are invited to an invitation-only Group Interview event. Applicants living outside of Washington and Oregon may qualify for a distance group interview event depending on availability*. The Admissions Committee will consider each application item and the Group Interview as part of the admissions decision. If you’re invited to the Group Interview, expect to take part in the following activities:

  • Group discussion of a movie you will watch ahead of time
  • Group discussion of a Personal Object you will bring from home
  • Role play activity
  • Essay on a topic to be provided at the interview event
  • Brief one-on-one interview with a professor

*Please contact your admissions counselor for more information. 

After Acceptance

If you are admitted to the Graduate School of Counseling, you are required to submit a non-refundable $200 enrollment deposit by the date provided by your admissions counselor. This deposit guarantees your place in the program and typically covers the graduation fee applied to your student account in the last semester of your degree program. Please review the Student Financial Services website related to the Enrollment Deposit. If you will be requesting transfer credit, then you need to submit syllabi for relevant courses to the Graduate School of Counseling after admission.

Application Schedule 

Applications are accepted throughout the year, so apply now to meet the next available application deadline. All application items must be received by the deadline for you to be considered in the review process. 

Fall Semester - Early Admission Process

  • Application Deadline: February 7, 2014
  • Group Interview Event: March 11, 2014
  • Enrollment Deposit Due: July 8, 2014
  • Orientation/Registration Event: August 19, 2014

Fall Semester - Regular Admission Process

  • Application Deadline: May 9, 2014
  • Group Interview Event: June 17, 2014
  • Enrollment Deposit Due: July 8, 2014
  • Orientation/Registration Event: August 19, 2014

Spring Semester

  • Application Deadline: October 4, 2013
  • Group Interview Event: November 12, 2013
  • Enrollment Deposit Due: December 1, 2013
  • Orientation/Registration Event: December 10, 2013

Summer Semester

  • Application Deadline: February 7, 2014
  • Group Interview Event: March 11, 2014
  • Enrollment Deposit Due: April 1, 2014
  • Orientation/Registration Event: April 15, 2014

Questions? 

Contact your admissions counselor for more information:
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Joel Moore
Graduate Admissions Counselor
Graduate School of Counseling
Phone: 503-554-6166
Fax: 503-554-6111
jmoore@georgefox.edu

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