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McMinnville Admission Transfer Applicants

Transfer Applicants

Application Materials
Essay Prompt


Students will be considered for transfer admission if they have graduated high school or completed a GED and have earned at least 12 transferable semester credits (16 quarter hours) of college-level coursework.  Those who have not completed 12 transferable semester credits should submit a freshman application. An Associate's degree or having junior class standing is not required for transfer admission.

A minimum GPA is not required for transfer admission.  Applicants with at least a "B" average (3.0 GPA) at their previous institution(s) are most likely to succeed at Linfield. Consistent academic progress, leadership and likelihood of contribution to the Linfield community are also considered during the application review.


Students interested in pursuing the nursing major and who will have completed the prerequisite coursework at the point of transfer must apply directly to the School of Nursing campus in Portland. For additional information about the application and admission process for, contact the Office of Enrollment Services on the Portland campus. 

Students who have not completed the nursing prerequisites must apply to the McMinnville campus and are eligible to participate in the pre-nursing advising program before completing the upper-division coursework on the School of Nursing campus.

International Students

Any non-U.S. citizens either graduating from a secondary school outside of the United States, attending a two- or four-year university outside of the United States or having had completed one or more semester/quarter at a regionally accredited two-or four-year college/university within the United States should review the International Admission page.

For additional information about programs offered through Linfield's Online and Continuing Education program (for students looking for a part-time, online degree program), please contact OCE.


Fall Admission
September 1: Begin Accepting Application Materials
February 15: FAFSA Priority Filing Deadline
April 15: Application Priority Deadline
May 15: Admission and Financial Aid Notification
June 15: Enrollment Notification Deadline and Matriculation Fee Deadline

Spring Admission
September 1: Begin Accepting Application Materials
December 1: FAFSA Priority Filing Deadline
December 1: Priority Application Deadline
December 15: Admission and Financial Aid Notification
January 15: Matriculation Fee Deadline

Note: applications and supporting materials are accepted after the priority deadlines. Please contact the Office of Admission with questions regarding the admission timeline if submitting after April 15 for fall and December 1 for spring.

Application Materials

Linfield College accepts the Common Application, which can be submitted online. 

A complete application includes the following:

  • The Common Application
  • Personal Essay (see prompt below)
  • Linfield's Supplemental Questions
  • One Professor or Instructor Recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (must be sent or submitted directly from those institutions)
If applying for need-based financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be submitted by the priority deadline.

If fewer than two years (62 semester hours) have been completed at either a two- or four-year college or university, you must also submit:

  • Official High School Transcript or GED (sent or submitted directly from the high school)
  • Official SAT Reasoning and/or ACT (writing optional) scores

Test scores will be considered official if sent from either the testing agency or high school counseling office. To have your scores sent directly from the College Board (SAT), include school code 4387 on your registration form. For the ACT, include school code 3466. Scores included on the Common Application or sent directly from the student cannot be considered official and will not complete a student's application. For additional information about submitting test scores, please review our deadlines for test submission.

Applicants for 2017 spring or fall may provide SAT Reasoning scores from either the current version of the SAT, or the redesigned SAT, which will be offered beginning in March 2016. We will not require the optional essay included in the redesigned SAT. If you have additional questions regarding the use of the redesigned SAT for 2017 admission, please contact the Office of Admission. For additional information about the redesigned SAT, go to

does not require transfer students to submit the College Report, Secondary School Final Report or Mid-term Report.

Essay Prompt

From the Common Application:
Please provide a statement that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve. (250-650 words)
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