Admissions for Elementary Education Degree Completion Program

COVID-19 and Admissions at George Fox

The George Fox admissions office is taking steps to protect the health of our campus community and prospective students. In accordance with the Oregon governor’s "Stay Home, Save Lives" campaign, admissions counselors are working remotely. While we cannot offer in-person visits for now, admissions counselors are still available by email, phone or video if you have any questions or need assistance.

We are still accepting applications for programs starting this summer and fall. Classes may be offered virtually until in-person classes can safely resume.

If you are applying, please send application materials by email and ask your previous school(s) to send official transcripts electronically directly to George Fox, rather than sending them by mail.

For additional information, visit the university's main COVID-19 response page.

We look forward to connecting with you!


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. For students seeking admission to the elementary education degree-completion program, requirements are as follows

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Elementary Education Adult Degree Program must show evidence of a minimum of 66 semester credits toward the completion of a degree from a regionally accredited college or university and must have a minimum 2.75 GPA.

Please contact your admission counselor for information on prerequisite coursework. Visit our Transfer Guide page to see up-to-date transfer guides from local community colleges.

Application Deadlines

20-Month Program (Virtual or Hybrid)

  • Priority application deadline: Jun. 1
  • Program starts in August each year

16-Month Program (Virtual)

  • Priority application deadline: Nov. 1
  • Program starts in January each year

How To Apply

Submit Unofficial Transcripts for Preliminary Transfer Credit Evaluation
Email your unofficial transcripts electronically to Lizzy Riese at Once we have these, we can help you create a plan to finish any needed prerequisites.
Complete FAFSA (deadline is June 30)
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 .
Submit George Fox University Application

First-Time Applicants

Create an Account

Returning Applicants

Log in
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 Street #6089
Newberg, OR 97132

Participate in a Group Interview
After faculty review all application materials (including essay, GPA and references), promising candidates will be invited to participate in an activity-based group interview. This is a chance for faculty to observe leadership skills and how candidates interact with others.
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.
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.


Lizzy Riese

Lizzy Riese

Program Coordinator

Elementary Education Degree Completion

Schedule appointment

Call: 503-554-2883

Text: 503-213-6907