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Academic Advising for New Students

Welcome to Linfield College! We know that starting at a new college can be both an exhilarating and somewhat overwhelming process, but here at Linfield we work to help navigate you through all the steps you need to be successful. The upcoming years will be full of new opportunities and experiences, taking exciting courses, and building community with lifelong friends. New Student Orientation will kick off your experience August 25th-28th, and we can't wait to meet you then!

Advising and Registration

Complete the items on this Advising and Registration Checklist to prepare you for your first semester at Linfield. You will receive more in-depth advising, long-term academic planning, and support from your Faculty and Peer Advisors when you arrive on campus. You can find a copy of this same information in your New Student Student Orientation and Academic Advising Guide that was mailed to you with your New Student Orientation Packet.

You will be contacted prior to registration by your Peer Advisor to plan courses to take during your first semester at Linfield. They will provide you with all the assistance you need in order to make registration go smoothly.

First-year students will register June 20-22. You can find your registration date and time on the front cover of your New Student Orientation and Academic Advising Guide.

Transfer students are able to register on a rolling basis depending on when they paid their matriculation fee. It is essential for you to complete items 1-5 on the checklist in order to be cleared for registration.

For information about how credits transfer to Linfield, either from a former institution or a dual-enrollment program in high school, please visit Transfer Credit.


This is a one-credit, parcurricular course that is required in the first semester for all new students (except for transfer students that have 72 credits completed). Taught by a Faculty Advisor and Peer Advisor, the Colloquium course focuses on skills and strategies for becoming successful Linfield College student with emphasis on the transition to Linfield, the resources of the Linfield community, and the process of making sound academic and career choices.

One component of this course is the common read, which all new students recieve and complete prior to arriving at Linfield. Colloquium provides a venue for discussion about the book in connection with the PLACE (Program for the Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement) theme for the year.