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George Fox Seminary Admissions Essays

We’re excited about your interest in applying for admission to George Fox University! Because we've had wait lists in recent years and are anticipating a large incoming class this fall, we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible. For more information about the admissions timeline and deadlines, visit our Important Dates page.

Admission Factors

Undergraduate students are considered for admission by evaluation of their academic record, high school GPA, SAT or ACT test scores, recommendation, and participation in extracurricular activities.

Admission Methods

You may apply by clicking the "Start your application" or "Log in" buttons above to fill out your application online, via the Common Application, or by submitting a hard copy of your application. Transfer students should also apply via one of these methods. If you are applying for readmission, please fill out our Application for Readmission.

Early Action

If you are highly interested in George Fox, we offer an Early Action program that allows you to waive the $40 application fee and receive admission notification sent out on Dec. 8th. Early Action applicants are also eligible to apply for our annual Scholarship Competition. 


Have questions about what you need to do? Visit our Application Materials page. You may also wish to check us out further before you apply. If you’d like to learn more about the university, we invite you to visit us or contact us with any questions you might have at 1-800-765-4369, ext. 2240.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions considers a number of factors when making admissions decisions, including a student’s GPA, SAT and ACT test scores, writing sample and references.


George Fox University does not have a minimum grade point average (GPA) requirement for undergraduate admission. However, the vast majority of students admitted enter with a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. The average incoming high school GPA for first-time freshmen is 3.62 (2017-18).

SAT and ACT test scores

George Fox University does not have a minimum SAT or ACT score required for undergraduate admission. However, the vast majority of students admitted enter with an SAT score of 1,000 (500 average in both the math and reading sections; based on the new SAT format) or higher and/or a composite ACT score of 20 or higher. The average SAT score and ACT score for incoming freshmen is 1170 and 24, respectively (2017-18).

Learn more about the new SAT design for 2016

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