Veterans and Military Families

Welcome veterans and dependents of veterans!

We’re excited for you as you embark on your educational adventure at George Fox. Our staff is ready to help you navigate admission requirements, find available benefits and services and connect you with other members of the community who are on the same path and facing the same challenges.

Veterans Benefits

Each student’s benefits are very individualized, and each chapter of veterans’ benefits is also handled and applied differently. For that reason, you might have some questions about your individual situation, and we are more than happy to talk through them with you.

Contact someone about utilizing your veterans' benefits

How to Apply

  1. Fill Out the Application

    Three reasons to apply now:

    1. It’s free!
    2. It's easy! No test scores or references required.
    3. It's not too late! Our admissions counselors are ready to review your application and give you an admissions decision in two weeks or less.
  2. Required: Official high school transcripts

    Contact your high school or college office to request for transcripts to be sent to us. They can either mail those to us or send them electronically using one of the following services:

    Although using one of the services above is preferred, high school transcripts may also be emailed directly from the school to admissions@georgefox.edu or mailed to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    George Fox University
    414 N. Meridian St.
    Newberg, OR 97132

    The majority of students admitted to George Fox enter with a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, and the average high school GPA for first-time freshmen is 3.6.

    Required: Military Transcript

    A joint service transcript (or Community College of the Air Force transcript for Air Force members) must be received from all veteran students so that applicable credit can be given.

    Potentially required: Academic reference

    If your cumulative GPA is below a 3.0, we recommend submitting an academic reference with your application.

    You can submit a reference in one of two ways:

    • Through the application portal. You can enter your reference's contact information, and then that reference will receive an email with some short questions to answer.
    • If you already have a recommendation letter on hand or your reference is already writing something, email it to your admissions counselor, and we will add it to your file.
  3. Those aren’t required. We mean it! Spend that time applying for extra scholarships instead.

Once Your Application Is Complete

  1. Apply for VA Educational Benefits

    Apply for your educational benefits at va.gov. Email veterans@georgefox.edu if you need assistance. You will need to provide your social security number to utilize VA benefits.

    Note: George Fox is a private university, so there is a tuition benefit cap for Chapter 33 recipients. The benefit amount is set by the federal government and changes each year. The new yearly rates are generally released by July 15 each year.

  2. This is the big moment! You haven’t actually made your college decision until you’ve submitted your enrollment deposit. Submitting your enrollment deposit is your way of telling us we’ll see you this fall. Time to celebrate – your Bruin adventure is officially underway!

    On-campus housing selections are made in order of enrollment deposit, and students who deposit on or before March 15 will get to select their dorm room much earlier during housing selection. All enrollment deposits are refundable prior to the May 1 deadline.

    The enrollment deposit is not waived for veterans or military dependents.

    Submit My Enrollment Deposit

  3. Meet with the university’s certifying official, Jeff Brown, to obtain information about your specific benefit, how your benefits affect your account balance and to complete required VA benefits paperwork.

    Among the required paperwork is a Certificate of Eligibility from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which should be submitted to veterans@georgefox.edu at least 60 days before the start of your first semester.

  4. Once you have the opportunity, register for 12 or more credits that apply to your degree; wait-listed classes cannot be certified to the VA.

Important Dates

Date Deadline
Applicants for FALL SEMESTER (August 2021)
Aug. 1 Online Application and Common Application open
Oct. 1 FAFSA Opens
Nov. 1 Early Action Deadline
Students who complete their application by this date will be eligible for additional scholarship opportunities.
Jan. 15 Deadline to submit enrollment deposit to be included in first wave of self-selecting housing placement
Feb. 1 Priority Decision Application Deadline*
Students who complete their application by this date will be eligible for secondary scholarship opportunities. (Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis)
Mar. 15 Deadline to submit enrollment deposit to be included in second wave of self-selecting housing placement
All students who deposit after March 15 will be placed by Housing and will not have the option to self-select their specific dorm room.
April 1 Deadline to submit updated transcripts for potential academic merit scholarship improvement
May 1 Enrollment Deposit Deadline
Deposits postmarked after this date will be considered on a space-available basis.
Applicants for SPRING SEMESTER (January 2021)
Nov. 1 Application Deadline*
Dec. 1 Enrollment Deposit Deadline
Deposits postmarked after this date will be considered on a space-available basis
Applications are still being accepted as long as space is available.

Questions?

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Jeff Brown

Veterans Certifying Official