Application Deadlines

Now accepting applications for Fall 2018 (Fall semester begins in late August)

Early application deadline: February 1, 2018

Fall application deadline: June 1, 2018*

*Still accepting applications until the Fall cohorts are full! Apply soon!


How to Apply

Apply Online
Create an account with a username and password and complete a seminary program application online. Submitting the online application will require a $40 nonrefundable application fee.

Start Your Application
Send Official (Unopened) Transcripts
Order official transcripts from every college or university where you completed even a single course. Send transcripts to:

Office of Admissions
Portland Seminary
12753 SW 68th Ave.
Portland, OR 97223
International students
There are additional admission requirements for international students.
Apply for aid (Optional)
Apply for federal student aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form online. George Fox University's school code is 003194. Please contact your Financial Aid Counselor for more information about costs and financial aid.

After Your Application is Complete

Director of Graduate Admissions Patrick Kelley will notify you when your application is complete. The admissions committee will review your complete application file and invite qualified applicants to a phone, personal or group interview. Following the interview, the committee will notify applicants of its decision to admit, deny or defer admittance into your program of choice.

After Acceptance

If you are admitted to Portland Seminary, then you will be required to submit a $200 enrollment deposit by the date provided by your admissions counselor. This deposit guarantees your place in the program and typically covers the graduation fee applied to your student account in the last semester of your degree program.

Note: If a student chooses to defer their admission to the following year, the original enrollment deposit is forfeited if a refund is not requested within 60 days prior to the start of the program. A new enrollment deposit will be due by May 1st in order to secure their spot in the program the following year.

You will not be able to register for classes until the university has received your deposit.

Incoming Masters Students: WaterFront 2018

Orientation Event For All Masters Program Students Cohort 2018

This is a mandatory three-day event for students entering the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Ministry, Master of Arts in Theological Studies, or Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction degree programs in the Fall 2018 semester.

The dates for WaterFront are Monday, August 20 - Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Learn More

Incoming Doctor of Ministry Students

To prepare for your program start, choose the appropriate link below:

Have a question?

Contact your admissions counselor if you have any questions about applying:

John RegierJohn Regier
Seminary Admissions Counselor, Masters Programs



Ty SohlmanTy Sohlman
Seminary Admissions Counselor, DMin Programs