Nursing Admissions for Transfers

The Fall 2023 NursingCAS application will open December 15, 2022 and close April 16, 2023.

All eligible applicants will be invited to an online group interview in mid-late May.

You may use the Should I Apply for Direct, General, or Transfer Admit? questionnaire to help you determine what type of application you should fill out.

George Fox’s nursing program accepts transfer students, who must complete all general education requirements needed to obtain the baccalaureate degree. As a transfer student, you will also need to complete 9 credits of theology (THEO) at George Fox (6 credits if you have a transfer degree).

General education course work can be met through an approved transfer degree or completion of general education course work.

All students must complete an application in NursingCAS, and all applicants must apply for admission to George Fox prior to acceptance into the College of Nursing.

Note: Transfer admit spaces are not guaranteed. Applicants will be offered admission based on a point system and space availability.


Transfer students are eligible to receive scholarships in the amount of $5,000 to $16,000 per year. Learn more about tuition and financial aid

Watch video: Life@Fox: A Day in the Life of a Transfer Student

Prerequisite Courses

For fall admission cycles, all nursing prerequisite courses must be completed by the winter term. For spring cycles, all nursing prerequisite courses must be completed by the previous spring.

Science courses must be completed within seven years of the anticipated program start date (or have approval from the nursing program director). The MATH 180 prerequisite course cannot be satisfied through a statistics course. Our transfer guide shows equivalent course at local community colleges.

Science prerequisite courses:

BIOL 221: Anatomy & Physiology I

BIOL 222: Anatomy & Physiology II (if taking quarter courses, a third A&P is required to complete the sequence)

BIOL 367: Microbiology

CHEM 150: General, Organic & Biological Chemistry (must include all three components)

Non science nursing prerequisite courses:

COMM 111: Communication in Society (Intro to Communication)

WRIT 111: Caring for Words (English Composition)

MATH 180: College Algebra

PSYC 150: General Psychology

PSYC 310: Lifespan Human Development

THEO 380: Ethics

MATH 240: Statistical Procedures

NURS 220: Nutrition Essentials


For a complete evaluation of your prerequisite courses, schedule a meeting with our transfer admissions counselor Madi Bradley or contact her at or 503-554-2254.

GPA Requirements

Transfer students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in both their nursing prerequisite and nursing prerequisite science courses to be eligible for admission. Students must receive a letter grade of “C” or higher in all nursing prerequisite courses. A grade of “C-“or lower (including pass/fail) will not be accepted. Retakes of prerequisite courses will be evaluated and multiple retakes could impact the decision to admit.



Running Start Applicants

Running Start students who complete at least two semesters with a minimum of 12 credits at George Fox University will be considered for Direct Admission. Running Start students with one semester (minimum of 12 credits) at George Fox University and no additional college credits (earned after graduation from high school) will be considered for General Admission. If a Running Start student has additional college credit (earned after graduation from high school), they will be considered a transfer student and must apply via NursingCAS.

Please contact the nursing office at for specific instructions regarding your transfer courses.


A waitlist is implemented when there are more qualified applicants than placement capacity for an incoming class. Applicants placed on the waitlist are notified both by mail and email. If positions become available to accommodate additional eligible students, the waitlist will be activated. Applicants are only on the waitlist for the year of application.

COVID-19 & Nursing

Beginning in January 2022 and for the foreseeable future, all students in the George Fox nursing program who have a clinical placement will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. At this time, all of our clinical partners are requiring proof of vaccination with no allowance for exemption. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in the student's inability to continue in the nursing program at George Fox University.

Fall 2023 Admission Resources

Note: The prerequisite requirements changed starting Fall 2022. Please review the overview pages to ensure you have completed all the required courses.

Final acceptance to the program is contingent upon passing a background check and drug screen.
Learn more about program and clinical requirements