Trauma Certificate Admissions

The Certificate in Trauma Response Services program has separate admission requirements, deadlines, and application processes.

Admission Requirements

Application Schedule & Deadlines

  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1
  • In-person Interview: February 28
  • Distance Interview: March 7
  • Enrollment Deposit Due: March 23
  • Orientation/Registration Event: April 4
  • Semester Start: May 1, 2023
Early Admission
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1
  • In Person Interview: February 28
  • Distance Interview: March 7 
  • Enrollment Deposit Due: May 1
  • Orientation/Registration Event: August 22
  • Semester Start: August 28, 2023

Regular Admission

  • Application Deadline: May 1
  • In Person Interview: June 6
  • Distance Interview: June 13
  • Enrollment Deposit Due: July 10
  • Orientation/Registration Event: August 22
  • Semester Start: Aug 28, 2023
  • Application Deadline: October 1
  • In Person Interview: October 24
  • Distance Interview: October 31
  • Enrollment Deposit Due: November 23
  • Orientation/Registration Event: TBD
  • Semester Start: January 8, 2024

Applications are accepted throughout the year, so apply now to meet the next available application deadline. All application items must be received by the deadline for you to be considered in the review process.

How to Apply

  1. Apply Online

    Create an account with a username and password and complete the Graduate School of Counseling online application. It's free to apply.

    First-Time Applicants Returning Applicants

  2. 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
  3. Submit one professional and one academic recomendation. A professional recomender can be anyone in a supervisory role over you and not a personal friend or co-worker. 

    Applicants who have not completed any college coursework within the past five years may submit two professional recomendations instead of one of each type. 

    It is important to send the correct recomendation type (professional or academic) the correct form. Applicants will submit recomenders' email addresses through the online application. Recomenders will recieve a link to the online form that when submitted will attach itself directly to the application. 

    Please reach out with any questions to your admissions counselor—Sam:

Once Your Application is Complete

All application items must be received by the application deadline. Applicants meeting initial program criteria are invited to an invitation-only group interview event at the Portland Center.*

The admissions committee will consider each application item and the group interview as part of the admissions decision. If you’re invited to the group interview, expect to take part in the following activities:

*Applicants living outside of Washington and Oregon may qualify for a distance interview event depending on availability.

After Acceptance

If you are admitted to the Graduate School of Counseling, you are required to submit a non-refundable $200 enrollment deposit by the date provided.

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.

Please review the Student Accounts website related to the enrollment deposit. If you will be requesting transfer credit, then you need to submit syllabi for relevant courses to the Graduate School of Counseling after admission.

Financial Aid

For information about financial aid for graduate program students, please review the Financial Aid website for details or contact your admissions counselor.


Sam Swan

Sam Swan

Admissions Counselor, Graduate Counseling Programs