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Transferable Credits

Credits completed at regionally accredited colleges and universities and from AP or IB coursework are evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Students who have participated in dual-enrollment programs, such as Running Start, will be considered freshman applicants. Students will qualify as a transfer student if they have graduated high school or completed a GED and have completed at least 12 transferable semester credits from regionally accredited colleges or universities.

Students who complete an Associates Degree designed for transfer such as the Associates of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT), IGETC or WA-DTA will have completed many of the Linfield Curriculum requirements. A full transcript evaluation and degree audit will be completed for transfer applicants for degree planning and enrollment.

Transfer Courses

Transferable courses must:

  • Be graded "C" (2.0) or higher. No credit is granted for a C- or lower. Demonstration of a C or better is required for transferability of Pass/Fail courses.
  • Be 100-level or higher (exception of Math 095 in the Oregon University system)
  • Be academic in nature and comparable to course offerings at Linfield. Professional or technical courses might not transfer to Linfield.

How Credits Transfer

Transferable courses will be applied to meet the following:

  • Linfield Curriculum (general education requirements)
  • Major/minor degree requirements, including credits required for the Bachelors of Arts or Bachelors of Science
  • Elective(s)
Admitted transfer students will receive an official transcript evaluation confirming their transfer of credits after they have been admitted.

Semesters Versus Quarters

Linfield operates on a 4-1-4 academic calendar. Our schedule features two semesters (fall & spring) and an optional January Term session.  The semsters are 16 weeks (15 weeks of class and 1 week of break) and January Term is 4 weeks. For colleges and universities on the quarter system, quarters are 10 weeks long.  To accurately reflect the work you've completed for a class, quarter hour credits will be converted based on the system outlined below.  Students will not lose quarter hour credits; they will be applied to satisfy graduation and other requirements based on the semeter scale.

Quarter Hours Semester Hours
1 .667
2 1.33
3 2
4 2.67
5 3.33

Class Standing

Class standing is based on the following breakdown of credits earned:

Freshman: 0-29.99 semester credits
Sophomore: 30-61.99 semester credits
Junior: 62-93.99 semester credits
Senior: 94 or more semester credits

Keep in mind that class standing does not necessarily correlate to a graduation date. Linfield students must complete a minimum of 125 semester credit hours in addition to other graduation requirements. No fewer than 30 semester credits must be completed at Linfield, including 20 of the last total 30 credits and 15 in the major.

Advanced Placement

Linfield will grant up to five elective credits for Advance Placement exam scores of 4 or 5 in academic areas normally taught at Linfield. Credit earned this way does not satisfy Linfield Curriculum requirements.

International Baccalaureate

Linfield recognizes the IB Diploma and subject examinations and awards credit on a course-by-course basis for higher-level courses passed with a grade of 5, 6 or 7. Credit earned this way does not satisfy Linfield Curriculum requirements.

College Level Examination Program

Credit is given for coursework earned through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). These are evaluated on a course-by-course basis, but do not satisfy Linfield Curriculum requirements.