What We Look for in Future Teachers

We are seeking teacher candidates who are dedicated and focused, open to multiple viewpoints, enthusiastic about learning, able to negotiate systems, and excellent at communicating.


Admission Requirements

Direct Admission

Degree-Completion Program

For direct admission to the program, applicants must show evidence of:
  • A minimum of 66 semester credits (99 quarter credits) toward the completion of a degree from a regionally accredited college or university. An Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree is recommended for direct admission to a cohort.
  • Minimum 2.75 transferable GPA
  • General education and elective courses complete
Please contact your admissions counselor for information on prerequisite coursework.

Need More Credits?

Online General Education Classes

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Two years of post-high school experience
  • Cumulative 2.0 transferable GPA

No standardized tests (SAT, ACT, etc.) are required to be admitted.

Transferring from a community college? Visit our Transfer Guide page to see up-to-date info on transferring credits from regional schools.

Application Deadlines

Aug. 1
20-Month Program

Final application deadline | Program starts in August each year

Nov. 15
16-Month Program

Priority application deadline | Program starts in January each year

How to Apply

  1. Submit Unofficial Transcripts for Preliminary Transfer Credit Evaluation

    Email your unofficial transcripts electronically to Leah Gomes at Once we have these, we can help you create a plan to finish any needed prerequisites.

  2. Complete FAFSA

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a critical step in determining what financial aid you will qualify for when you transfer. Find the application at

  3. Submit George Fox University Application

    You will be required to provide two professional references as part of your application. Ideally, your recommendations will come from individuals who have seen you in the classroom interacting with children or working in settings such as Sunday School, camps or sports. Feel free to contact your admissions counselor to review your options.

  4. Request Official Electronic Transcripts

    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 St. #6089
    Newberg, OR 97132
  5. Admissions Decision and Enrollment Deposit

    You can expect to hear back from us regarding admission to the program within two weeks of the group interview. In order to secure a spot in a cohort, you must submit an enrollment deposit of $200 as early as possible. Candidates who do not submit this in a timely manner may be put on a waitlist for a future cohort.

  6. Connect with Financial Aid

    Once you have paid your deposit, you will have access to your financial aid counselor, as well as our financial aid specialist who can meet with you to help you find scholarships and grants.


Leah Gomes

Leah Gomes

Admissions Counselor, Education Degree Completion