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Oregon Extension

Oregon Extension


VISION

The Oregon Extension offers a fall semester of accredited college studies for the student who wants a more down to earth, honest, lively and deeply engaged learning experience in an intentional community setting – the student who does not want to say, on graduation day, “It happened so fast. I know a lot of things, but I’m not clear on why they matter or what I can do about any of it.” Settle into our mountain hideaway in the southern Oregon Cascades for a four-month conversation with professors and peers who love to read books, ask big questions, and confront big ideas. Move out of the current where you can think about issues that tug at you, cultivate friendships, feel the touch of the breeze in the forest, listen to the stream in the canyon, and reach some understanding about what things mean and why they are worth caring about. Explore this unique alternative semester.

You will live in comfortable, rustic cabins with three or four other students. You will get to fire your own wood stove and cook your own meals. When it's time to take a break, you'll head outdoors to enjoy the vast landscape surrounding you.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The Oregon Extension is an interdisciplinary program and welcomes applications from various majors. To gain eligibility you must:

  • Be a junior or senior
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Possess a strong commitment to academics and Christianity

 

CREDIT

Students earn a total of 16 credits during a fall semester at The Oregon Extension. Within each segment, students choose one course title representing the study project they have chosen and the discipline in which they wish to receive three or four semester hours of credit. These disciplines include literature, psychology, sociology, philosophy, biology, theology, biblical studies, history, education, science, political science, art and communications. In addition, each student receives three semester hours for English/Communications 399: Composition and Rhetoric.

 

COST

The cost is equal to a semester at Gordon and includes:

  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Room
  • Board (which is returned to students who buy and supply their own board while at OE)
     

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DEADLINES

Students wishing to study abroad must first submit an online seat application and have an interview with the Global Education Office.

FALL SEMESTER ONLY: 
Online seat applications must be submitted and interviews completed by March 15. You will be notified within 5 days of the deadline regarding the decision on your seat application.

After you've been approved by the Global Education Office, proceed directly with your program's application process. OE's fall semester deadline is rolling.

 

 

Online Approved Program Seat Application

This application requests information that will be used to evaluate your eligibiity for an off-campus program. The College reserves the right to grant seats to applicants based on proven academic performance, moral maturity and personal motivation.

Please fill out the application form below with your information. Your responses to these questions will be used in evaluating your applications for a seat in an off-campus program. We encourage you to take your time and write considered responses to the personal statement questions.

1. Date of application:

2. Program:

3. Semester:

4. Approved International Programs fulfill Global Understanding when taken with COR210 before hand and COR211 afterwards. Do you wish to use this off-campus semester to fulfill Global Understanding Core?

Yes. I will register for COR210 New Perspectives in Crossing Cultures 1 (pre-departure) and COR211 New Perspectives 2 (re-entry).
No-BUT. Although I am fulfilling the Global Understanding Core in other ways, I DO want to attend the New Perspectives sessions.
No. I am fulfilling the Global Understanding Core through another course.
Not Applicable. My program is domestic.

5. Last Name:

6. First Name (Given Legal):

7. Middle Initial:

8. Gordon College ID #:

9. Gender:

Male
Female

10. Date of Birth:

11. Place of Birth:

12. Country of Citizenship:

13. Valid Passport:

Yes
No
Not necessary for my program

14. If yes, what is the expiration date on your passport?

15. Full Name exactly as it appears on passport:

16. Email Address:

17. Campus Mailing Address:

18. Campus Phone/Cell:

19. Parent/Guardian (Last, First, MI):

20. Parent/Guardian Phone:

21. Parent/Guardian Email

22. Parent/Guardian Address in full:

23. Emergency Contact if other than Parent/Guardian: (Provide Name, Address, Phone and Email in full)

24. Off Campus study can affect your eligibility for institutional, federal and state financial aid. Please check with your Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility status should you be accepted into an off-campus program.

I receive Financial Aid and will meet with my Financial Aid Officer to determine which forms of financial aid are transferable to this program.
I am not currently receiving any forms of financial aid.

25. Do you have any chronic physical conditions that require regular medical attention or that may be relevant for consideration in a program that requires physical activity such as walking, etc.?

Yes
No

26. Do you have allergies to foods, plants, etc.? Are there any prescription or non-prescription medications that you take regularly that you would anticipate needing while you are attending this program?

27. Do you have any learning disabilities you would like the program faculty to be aware of?

Yes
No

28. Current Class Level:

Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

29. Expected Graduation Date:

30. Major Field of Study 1:

31. Major Field of Study 2:

32. Minor Field of Study:

33. Current GPA (Grade Point Average) as of most recently completed semester:

34. Name of Major Advisor:

35. Major Advisor’s Email:

36. Name of Faculty Reference:

37. Faculty Reference’s Email:

38. Name of Student Affairs Reference (someone in your campus Student Development or an RD - not an RA):

39. Student Affairs Reference's Email:

40. What is your motivation for participating in the program for which you are applying? How does the program meet your academic, personal and/or professional goals? (250 word minimum)

41. What in your past experience (international, educational or other) has prepared you for success in this program? What qualities or strengths do you possess that will contribute to your success in the program? (250 word minimum)

42. In the context of your own personal journey of faith, reflect upon your willingness to engage culturally diverse expressions of Christian experience. What is your experience with such engagement? (250 word minimum)

43. The program for which you are applying is structured with conditions of greater personal freedom than is normally the case in a Christian college environment. How are you likely to respond to this greater freedom? (250 word minimum)

44. PIKE and IA MAJORS only: Please identify the name and provide a brief description of this program fits the specific requirements of your major/contract. (Has your IA advisor approved the program, or is this specific program written into your Pike contract?)