Trauma Certificate Admissions

The Certificate in Trauma Response Services program has separate admission requirements, deadlines, and application processes.

Admission Requirements

Application Schedule

  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2021
  • On-campus Interview Event: June 8, 2021
  • Distance Interview Event: June 15, 2021
  • Enrollment Deposit Due: July 9, 2021
  • Orientation/Registration Event: Aug. 24, 2021
  • Semester Start: Aug. 30, 2021
Spring 2022
  • Application Deadline: October 1, 2021
  • On-campus Interview Event: November 2, 2021
  • Distance Interview Event: October 26, 2021
  • Enrollment Deposit Due: November 22, 2021
  • Orientation/Registration Event: December 7, 2021
  • Semester Start: January 10, 2022
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1, 2022
  • On-campus Interview Event: March 8, 2022
  • Distance Interview Event: March 1, 2022
  • Enrollment Deposit Due: March 28, 2022
  • Orientation/Registration Event: April 5, 2022
  • Semester Start: May 2, 2022

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.

How to Apply

  1. Apply Online

    Create an account with a username and password and complete the Graduate School of Counseling online application. In response to the financial strain the COVID-19 response has caused for many people, counseling application fees have been waived until further notice.

    First-Time Applicants Returning Applicants

  2. Request an official transcript from every regionally accredited college or university where you completed even a single course.

    Electronic transcripts are preferred for speed and accuracy. They must be sent directly from the institution to If an electronic option is not available, unopened official transcripts can be sent via mail to:

    Office of Admissions
    George Fox University
    414 N Meridian Street #6089
    Newberg, OR 97132
  3. Submit one professional and one academic reference. Applicants who have not completed any college coursework within the past five years are welcome to submit two professional references instead. These will be submitted through the online application.

Once Your Application is Complete

All application items must be received 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:

*Applicants living outside of Washington and Oregon may qualify for a distance interview event depending on availability.

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 Accounts 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.

Financial Aid

For information about financial aid for graduate program students, please review the Financial Aid website for details or contact your admissions counselor.


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Gabriela Elkins

Admissions Counselor, Graduate Counseling Programs