Admissions

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
  • Resumé 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
  • Standardized test results are not required to apply
  • Group Interview with the Admissions Committee. An invitation will be extended to those meeting initial program criteria.

*Master's or doctoral degree in the mental health field is required for students applying to certificate programs.

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

Apply Online
Create an account with a username and password and complete the Graduate School of Counseling online application. Submitting the online application will require a $40 non-refundable application fee.

Start Your Application
Official (Unopened) Transcripts
Order official transcripts from every regionally accredited college or university where you completed even a single course. Official transcripts may be sent to counseling@georgefox.edu or via mail to the address below:

Office of Admissions
George Fox University
414 N Meridian Street #6089
Newberg, OR 97132

Two References
Submit one professional and one academic reference. These will be included in the online application system.
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 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.


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.

Spring Semester 2020

Summer Semester 2020

  • Application Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Group Interview Event: November 12, 2019
  • Distance Interview Event: October 29, 2019*
  • Enrollment Deposit Due: November 25, 2019
  • Orientation/Registration Event: December 3, 2019
  • Semester Start: January 13, 2020
  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2020
  • Group Interview Event: March 10, 2020
  • Distance Interview Event: February 25, 2020*
  • Enrollment Deposit Due: March 31, 2020
  • Orientation/Registration Event: April 7, 2020
  • Semester Start: May 4, 2020

Fall Semester 2020 -   Early Admission 

Fall Semester 2020 -   Regular Admission 

  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2020
  • Group Interview Event: March 10, 2020
  • Distance Interview Event: February 25, 2020*
  • Enrollment Deposit Due: May 1, 2020**
  • Orientation/Registration Event: August 2020
  • Semester Start: August 31, 2020
  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2020
  • Group Interview Event: June 9, 2020
  • Distance Interview Event: June 2, 2020*
  • Enrollment Deposit Due: TBD
  • Orientation/Registration Event: August 2020
  • Semester Start: August 31, 2020

*Applicants living outside of Washington and Oregon may qualify for the Distance Interview Event depending on availability. Contact your admissions counselor for more information.

**Tentative date. Check back for finalized date.


Financial Aid

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

Questions?

bethanyramsethumb.jpg Bethany Ramse
Graduate Admissions Counselor
Graduate School of Counseling
Phone: 503-554-6166
Fax: 503-554-6111
bramse@georgefox.edu