Application Deadlines

The Common Application becomes available for all students on August 1. We begin accepting applications for all students and start terms on September 1. All required materials must be submitted online or in the mail by our Priority Deadlines in order for students to receive notification of admission by the notification dates below.

What's a "Priority Deadline"? Applications completed by the Priority Deadline will be reviewed and decided upon by the listed notification date. Applicants are given priority for admission, scholarship and financial aid. However, unless otherwise stated, we continue to accept applications after each deadline. If you are submitting after the deadline, we strongly encourage you to submit your application and all materials as soon as possible to allow time for processing and review.

The admission committee reviews applications as they are completed (giving priority to those who meet the deadlines) and notifies applicants of their decision on a regular basis, selecting students who show the greatest likelihood of benefiting from and contributing to the Linfield community.

  Application & FAFSA
Priority
Deadline
Notification
By
Reply
Date
First-Year
Early Action
November 1 January 15  May 1
First-Year
Competitive Scholarship Day
December 1 January 15 May 1
First-Year
Regular Decision
February 1 April 1 May 1
Fall Transfer & International April 15 May 15 June 15
Spring Start (All Students) December 1 December 15 January 15

Note if an application deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the deadline is extended to the next business day.

Candidates must acknowledge acceptance of an offer of admission by submitting the $400 matriculation fee on or before the reply dates listed below. The matriculation fee is not refundable after the reply date.

International students must submit an advance deposit and matriculation fee of $2,000 and show further evidence of financial responsibility before a Certificate of Eligibility I-20 is issued. Additional time may be permitted pending the visa application and approval process.

Past your application deadline? Contact the Office of Admission at admission@linfield.edu or 800.640.2287 regarding opportunities for admission and enrollment. We encourage students to complete their application within two weeks, or as soon as possible.

Linfield College does not accept applications for students to start during the January Term.