How to Apply

Application Deadlines

Now accepting applications for Fall 2020

  • Early application deadline: February 1, 2020
  • Final application deadline: June 1, 2020
Apply Online
Create an account with a username and password and complete a seminary program application online.

First-Time Applicants

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Returning Applicants

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Send Official (Unopened) Transcripts
Order official transcripts from every regionally accredited college or university where you completed even a single course. An official transcript must be ordered for each college or university you enter in your Educational History in your application.
Transcripts may be sent electronically directly from the institution to  or via mail to the address below: 

Office of Admissions
George Fox University 
414 N Meridian Street #6089
Newberg, OR 97132  
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

You will be notified when your application is complete. The admissions committee will review your complete application file and invite qualified applicants to a phone, video or in-person 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 2020

Orientation Event For All Masters Program Students Cohort 2020

This is a mandatory three-day on campus event for students entering the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Ministry, Master of Arts in Theological Studies and Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation degree programs as well as students entering the Certificate in Spiritual Formation & Discipleship.

WaterFront (orientation) will be held August 19-21, 2020.

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:

Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons, MA

Seminary Admissions Counselor, Master's Programs

Admissions Counselor, Master of Social Work

Call: 503-554-6168

Text: 503-213-6733

Ty Sohlman

Seminary Admissions Counselor, DMin Programs

Graduate Admissions Counselor, Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)


Office: Portland Center South: Office 189