How to Apply

COVID-19 and Admissions at Portland Seminary

Portland Seminary's admissions office is taking steps to protect the health of our campus community and prospective students. In accordance with the Oregon governor’s "Stay Home, Save Lives" campaign, admissions counselors are working remotely. While we cannot offer in-person visits for now, admissions counselors are still available by email, phone or video if you have any questions or need assistance.

We are still accepting applications for programs starting this summer and fall. Classes may be offered virtually until in-person classes can safely resume.

If you are applying, please send application materials by email and ask your previous school(s) to send official transcripts electronically directly to Portland Seminary, rather than sending them by mail.

For additional information, visit George Fox University's main COVID-19 response page and the Seminary's COVID-19 response page.

We look forward to connecting with you!

Application Deadlines

Early Application Deadline: February 1, 2021

Final Application Deadline: June 1, 2021


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 non-refundable application fee. In response to the financial strain the COVID-19 response has caused for many people, seminary application fees have been waived until further notice.

First-Time Applicants

Create an Account

Returning Applicants

Log in
Request Official Electronic Transcripts

Request an official transcript from every regionally accredited college or university where you completed even a single course. Electronic transcripts are preferred for speed and accuracy. They must be sent directly from the institution to If an electronic option is not available, unopened official transcripts can be sent via mail to:

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 2021: Orientation Event For All Masters Program Students Cohort 2021

This is a mandatory three-day online 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 23-25, 2021.

Learn More

Incoming Doctor of Ministry Students

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

Michael Simmons

, MA

Admissions Counselor, Seminary

Call: 503-554-6168

Text: 503-213-6733