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Returning Students

Policy and Instructions

A student from the McMinnville and Portland campuses must apply for readmission if he or she wants to return to Linfield after being away from the college for a semester or more without taking an official leave of absence. A readmitted student is responsible for consulting his or her academic department regarding changes to the curriculum and also must meet the most recently approved requirements for any program that is accredited or licensed. The student must meet the graduation requirements from a single catalog for which the student is eligible and which has not expired at the time of the student’s graduation. When degree, major and/or minor requirements have changed, the major department has the right to specify the catalog year(s) available to the student. 

The application for readmission process includes:

1. Complete the Readmission of a Former Student Application;

2. Submit this completed form, with official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended after withdrawing from Linfield College. 

3. A returning student who left the college on probationary or suspension status must appeal his or her academic standing with the Registrar prior to completing the readmission application. All letters of appeal will be placed in the student’s readmission application file. A student falling under one of these circumstances will have his or her application file presented before the admission committee.

4. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), if the student is interested in receiving federal or state need-based financial aid.

A returning student who is requesting readmission to Linfield, but to a new program with specific entrance requirements (athletic training, nursing) is not guaranteed admission to that program.

While the college typically reviews all applications for returning students, the priority application deadline is April 15. All materials should be sent to the Office of Admission (900 SE Baker Street, McMinnville, OR 97128-6894)

Division of Continuing Education students should consult the DCE handbook for further information.