Transfer Students

The Spring 2022 application cycle deadline is September 11, 2021, @ 2359.  

 Transfer students must complete all other general education requirements needed to obtain the baccalaureate degree. Transfer students will also need to complete 9 credits of THEO at George Fox University (6 credits if you have a transfer degree). General Education coursework can be met through an approved transfer degree OR completion of general education coursework.

 Transfer students are eligible to receive scholarships in the amount of $5,000 - $16,000 per year. Visit the  Undergraduate Admissions Page for more information. 

Running Start ApplicantsRunning Start students who complete at least one semester with a minimum of 12 credits at George Fox University will be considered for General Admission or may apply as transfer admits. Please contact the nursing office ( for specific instructions regarding your transfer courses.

For all 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 pre-requisite course cannot be satisfied through a Statistics course. 

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

Transfer students must have a 3.0 total GPA in both their nursing prerequisite and nursing prerequisite science courses to be eligible for admission. Applicants may have 2 retakes on their transcripts. The first retake of a science course and the first retake of one other non-science course will be considered. For all other retakes, the first grade received will be used for GPA calculations (Withdrawals on a transcript count as an attempt). 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. 

For a complete evaluation of your prerequisite courses, complete the prerequisite evaluation request form. or you may contact our Transfer Admissions Counselor Keenan O'Hern (, 503.554.2271) Click on the links below to view all requirements. Final acceptance is contingent upon passing a background check and drug screen.

Students must complete an application in NursingCAS. 

All applicants must apply for admission to George Fox University prior to acceptance into the College of Nursing.

COVID & GFU Nursing
George Fox University is strongly encouraging students and employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination, but will not require vaccination. However, nursing clinical partners are requiring the COVID vaccine for all students and clinical instructors for clinical placement, without exception. 

Spring 2022 Admission Cycle

Spring 2022: Transfer Admit & Running Start Student Overview
Spring 2022: Transfer Admit & Running Start GPA Worksheet
Spring 2022: Transfer Admit & Running Start Rubric 

Note: Due to curriculum changes, BIOL 367 and PSYC 310 (or equivalent) must be completed with a grade of C or higher by spring term 2021 to be eligible for enrollment.

Fall 2022 Admission Cycle

Fall 2022: Transfer Admit & Running Start Student Overview
Fall 2022: Transfer Admit & Running Start GPA Worksheet
Fall 2022: Transfer Admit & Running Start Scoring Rubric
Fall 2022: Transfer Guide

Note: The prerequisite requirements for Fall 2022 admission have changed. Please review the Overview pages to ensure you have completed all the required 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.