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It will be necessary for you to complete all university forms and make sure that any holds are removed.
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As you plan your class schedule it will be important to understand the registration policies and deadlines. Check out the Registrar's Office website for exact dates. For additional information, you may contact the appropriate person in the Registrar's Office.
We can recommend several steps to help you be successful in your studies. Check them out.
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A Special Study or an Independent Study can be designed to either meet a course requirement which will not be available for you to take due to a conflict or a way you would be allowed to study something that really interests you. This also works to meet additional course requirements necessary for graduation.
The first step is to find a professor willing to oversee your independent study. Then either pick up a form from the Registrar's Office or download the appropriate form. The form requires various signatures and works as a contract with your instructor of what will be required to earn the credits assigned.
It is important to finish this process during the add/drop period of the semester you intend to take the class. A late registration fee will be incurred after the first few days of the semester.
Employers are looking to hire recruits with "real world" experience. Internships are available to equip you with that experience. Our Career Services office can offer help in planning your internship experience. A professor on campus or even your major department may have additional ideas.
Once you have a location and a George Fox professor to oversee your internship, you will need to submit a field experience form with the IDEA Center.
In order to enrich the intercultural and international awareness of our campus community, George Fox University offers a transportation-subsidized, overseas course of approximately three weeks to any junior student who has fulfilled the appropriate requirements. Most tours occur during the annual May term. For more information check out the Juniors Abroad website.
Monday of the last week of the semester is designated as a Study Day. Take a look at our final schedule for more information.
A great resource available for your use in MyGFU is My Academic Requirements. This offers your degree audit, which lists all the requirements necessary for your degree. My Academic Requirements can be found under Self Service, then Degree Progress/Graduation, and then My Academic Requirements.
- Transfer policies
- Advising resources.
- CLEP exams are available on the Newberg campus once a month throughout the summer and twice a month during the academic year. They are also available at several college campuses. The general exams are only available for first time freshmen through their first semester. Once that semester is complete, the subject exams will be the only exams available.
- If you intend to take coursework from another institution to complete your George Fox requirements, please verify the course will transfer in as you expect before you take the class. Check out this website for additional information. We have posted several community college transfer guides from Oregon and Washington. If the school you are taking your coursework from is not on our list follow the directions listed here.
Current and Past Enrollment
George Fox University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment verifications. This service is used by current George Fox University students or recent alumni to report current or recent enrollment.
Grades and/or GPA
To provide documentation of your grades and/or GPA (example: good student discount for auto insurance), ask if an unofficial transcript will suffice you can print all unofficial transcripts through MyGFU. Click the Self Service tab, choose Academic Records, and then View Unofficial Transcript. If you need something more official - bring or send their form or our enrollment verification form to the Registrar's office. We will send the verification in about two weeks.Pre-Registration or Other Verification Needs
To verify future registration or for any other reason not discussed above, bring or send their form or our enrollment verification form to the Registrar's office. We will send the verification in about two weeks.
When you begin college you have a number of choices to make and it is very easy to take on more than you can handle. Just like it is important to eat a balanced diet, the activities in which you participate need to reflect balance as well. Remember, college is about a complete educational experience which includes your learning in the classroom as well as key activities and relationships outside the classroom. However, too much of either does not reflect a healthy lifestyle.
The Academic Resource Center (ARC) exists to help you work through some of these decisions related to your coursework. The ARC offers tutoring and various workshops throughout the year on such subjects as test taking strategies and time management.
Health and Counseling Services is available to help with many of your health concerns and questions.
One of the hallmarks of an education at George Fox University is the opportunity to serve others. This is a routine part of the undergraduate experience. After all, part of our institutional mission is to participate "responsibly in our world's concerns." For more information visit the Campus Ministries page.
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