As an experienced college student, you probably know that there are many aspects of college life that contribute to your education. At Linfield you'll have opportunities for academic and intellectual growth, social life on campus, co-curricular activities, and much more. Academic Advising will help you explore what it means to be a student at Linfield College, how to take full advantage of all the opportunities on campus, and how to succeed academically.
You will be assigned to a faculty advisor who will assist you with course selection – and who must approve your course schedule before you’ll be able to register for courses online. Follow the Course Selection and Registration Checklist to receive your faculty advisor assignment and get registered.
This course is designed for all incoming transfer students during fall semester, and for all incoming students (both transfer and first-year) during the spring semester, who enter Linfield with fewer than 72 transferable credits. This course will focus on becoming a 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.
As an introduction to the complex questions that underpin a college education, and to facilitate conversation during your first few days on campus, all new students are required to read for 2015-2016 is The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. A copy of this book will be included in your Orientation packet from Enrollment Services. Complete your reading before arriving on campus for Orientation.