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Kyra: Spring Break and Sentimentality

I remember my very first spring break at Linfield–I took my friend, Annika, home with me, and we spent the day in Portland before heading off to see our families. Now, we’re roommates, share an apartment, and we’re graduating in what seems like just a few short weeks. It’s amazing look to look at myself then and see how far we’ve all come! College really changes you in unexpected ways–you expect the rigor, the newness of starting out on your own, the strange process of figuring out who you are etc. What I didn’t realize then, and am beginning to realize now, as I approach the conclusion of my undergraduate studies, is just how much these things are constantly in flux–and that’s what makes the college experience so valuable.

For my very last spring break here at Linfield, I split my week in two. I spent the majority of the week back home with my family, whom I haven’t been able to see in a while, and the second half with Robin, traveling up and down the coast. It was the perfect way to take a break from the chaos of my thesis and just enjoy March.

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My little sister and I! She’s a sophomore in college now, and just landed a lead in her school’s new play!

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My mom and I :)

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I went over to my Aunty Pam’s house and made malasadas! It’s a fried Portugese donut….so good!

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View from a veteran memorial park in Astoria, it turned out to be a beautiful day on the coast

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Robin and I at Seaside :)

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Being Indiana Jones is harder than it looks

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The long drive home!

 

Admission: November Updates

Today, seniors received our November e-Newsletter with updates from the Office of Admission. Not subscribed? Submit the Info Request Form at www.linfield.edu/getinfo.

Early Action Reminder: Linfield’s Early Action priority deadline is November 15. Information about how to apply and a link to our application and supplemental materials can be found on our website. Don’t forget to send your official high school transcript, SAT or ACT scores and the School Report. We know that many students, counselors and teachers are experiencing challenges submitting the Common Application materials online this fall. We are extending our Early Action deadline to Wednesday, November 20. All applications and supporting documents submitted online or postmarked by November 20 will be considered on-time for Early Action admission. 

Special note about fall SAT & ACT test scores: If you took the November 2 SAT or October 26 ACT and plan to apply Early Action, Linfield will accept scores from these test dates that come in after the November 15 deadline. Please make sure that your scores are sent to our Office of Admission directly from the College Board or ACT.

Fall Open House: There is still time to join us for our Fall Open House on Monday, November 11 if you haven’t already registered. Registration will be available online until Friday – or you can register at te event between 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. in our Fred Meyer Lounge. You can find the details about the event on our website.

Receiving an early financial aid estimate: All Early Action applicants who are admitted will automatically be reviewed for merit scholarship eligibility. However, you can also receive an estimate of need-based financial aid by completing the FAFSA4caster. If you haven’t already done so, you can access this form online. Once you complete the FAFSA4caster, please mail or fax (503-883-2486) a copy to the Financial Aid Office by December 15. You MUST include your full name, phone number and student ID (Your ID is: 0929774) with your paperwork. (This information will not be included on what you print out, so you will have to write it legibly on the printout or type it on a separate piece of paper and attach it.)

Academic Competitive Scholarship Day: The deadline for this unique scholarship (worth up to $20,000) is right around the corner. You can learn more about the Academic Competitive Scholarship Day and apply at www.linfield.edu/csd/. This opportunity is an invitation-only event and to qualify for consideration, you must do the following by December 1 (as this deadlines falls on a Sunday this year, we will be accepting materials with a December 2 postmark.):

• Complete your entire application for admission (go to: www.linfield.edu/admission/apply/freshman-applicants.html#materials)

• Complete the Competitive Scholarship Day questions on Linfield’s Member Question section of the Common Application

Connecting with a Linfield student: Have some questions you want to ask a real student? You can check out our Student Ambassadors’ page and send them an email or post a question to our Facebook page. Want to have an actual conversation? Just shoot us an email at askawildcat@linfield.edu and let us know that you’d like to talk with one of our students and when is a good time to reach you.

Admission: Competitive Scholarship Day

We invite all students applying for fall 2014 admission to also apply for our annual Academic Competitive Scholarship Day program, which occurs on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

During this scholarship event, prospective students have an opportunity to meet with our students and professors, stay overnight on campus, attend a class and potentially win between $12,000 and $20,000 by taking one of our competitive exams. Exams are offered in 30 different subject areas, and students need not take the exam in the area they intend on studying. Rather, we encourage students to select exams they feel most confident in the subject area.

This opportunity is an invitation-only event and to qualify for consideration, prospective students must do the following by December 1:

  1. Complete the entire application for admission (go to: www.linfield.edu/admission/apply/freshman-applicants.html#materials) for a checklist
  2. Complete the Competitive Scholarship Day questions on Linfield’s Member Question section of the Common Application

As the deadline falls on a Sunday, materials sent by December 2 will be eligible for scholarship consideration. You can read more about the event online at Competitive Scholarship Day.

Admission: Early Action Deadline Extension

Due to the technical difficulties experienced by many students, counselors and teachers with the Common Application, we have extended our Early Action deadline to Wednesday, November 20. All applications and supporting documents submitted online or postmarked by November 20 will be considered on-time for Early Action admission. Applicants who meet the extended deadline will be notified by January 15, 2014 of an admission decision.

We hope the additional time offered will alleviate any stress for those who have experienced challenges with the Common Application. However, for those who are successfully working to complete their application, we strongly encourage you to submit your materials as soon as they are finalized to avoid any problems that may arise.

If you have questions or concerns about your application or supporting documents (including Supplement Questions, School Report/Counselor Recommendation, Transcript, Test Scores, and Teacher Recommendation) being received, please contact us at 800.640.2287, admission@linfield.edu, or your admission counselor directly. You are also welcome to check the status of your application, 24 hours after submission, at linfield.edu/checkmyapp. Please allow up to one week after submitting supporting documents (if mailed) for processing.