Academic Information for Veterans

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Enrollment at Multiple Institutions

George Fox University will certify your George Fox courses; your other institution will certify its own courses.

You must consult with your George Fox enrollment counselor to obtain approval for courses you enroll in at the other institution. When you meet with your enrollment counselor you will be asked for a written description of the courses that you will be taking at the other institution.

View Undergraduate Transfer Credit Equivalencies

Bring a copy of the course approval to the George Fox certifying official indicating that the courses will transfer to George Fox and apply to your degree program. An email from your enrollment counselor to the certifying official that includes a list of the approved courses is also acceptable.

Once approval is received, George Fox will send a parent school letter to the other institution, which permits the other institution to certify your enrollment in those courses.

Chapters of Benefits

Following is a list of chapters of benefits:

  • Active Duty (Chapter 30)
  • Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) (Chapter 31)
  • Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) (Chapter 32)
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA) (Chapter 35)
  • Veteran-Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)

Dual Majors/Degrees for Veterans

Dual-Majors Program

A dual major is one degree with two majors conferred on the student by the university after completion of all requirements for both majors (example: Bachelor of Science with a major in biology and a major in kinesiology).

Dual-major programs do not require state approving agency approval. Policies of the university for dual-major programs must be followed and course applicability for both majors must be tracked.

Required courses for the second major must be used to fulfill any electives in the first major.

Dual Degree/Multiple Objective Program

A dual degree/multiple objective program refers to one degree and one certificate, or two certificates, conferred on the student by the university after completion of all requirements for each (example: Bachelor of Arts in social work and a certificate in trauma response).

Dual degree/certificate programs must be approved by the state approving agency prior to the veteran beginning the dual-degree program. Students must submit to the veterans’ certifying official a letter stating why the combination of programs is necessary to meet the requirements for a predetermined educational, professional or vocational objective. This request must include a description of the single career field to which the combination of programs relates and how the combination of programs will enhance your employability. 

Required courses for the second program must be used to fulfill any electives in the first program.

Additional Information

  • You may receive retroactive benefits for up to one year before the date you submitted your application (not applicable for all chapters).
  • Only courses required for the degree program you are admitted to are eligible for VA benefits. If you change degree programs, you must notify the registrar’s office, the veterans’ certifying official, and the Veteran’s Administration at va.gov.
  • Students are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress to be eligible for VA benefits, including Yellow Ribbon.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.