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Course Selection and Registration Checklist

Step 1. Get your CatNet ID Account

Sign up for your CatNet ID Account and remember your ID and password. (Note that your password is case sensitive.) You will use your CatNet ID to access your Linfield email account and sign in to Linfield’s online web registration system called WebAdvisor. You will be able to access WebAdvisor as soon as your CatNet ID is active.

Begin using the Linfield Email System (Webmail)

Important communications will be sent to your Linfield email address. Check your Linfield email regularly by logging in at: https://mail.linfield.edu. When logging in, note that your User Name is your CatNet ID (not including the @linfield.edu).

Log in to WebAdvisor and complete the online Emergency Notification form and Measles (MMR/MMRV) Vaccination Information form.

You must complete these forms in WebAdvisor prior to registering for classes.

How to login to WebAdvisor:

  1. Log in to Web Advisor by going to https://webadvisor.linfield.edu
  2. Click the “Log In” tab at the top right of the screen
  3. Use your CatNet ID (your Linfield email address (minus the “@linfield.edu”) and password to log in
  4. Click on the blue “Students” link on the right of the screen
  5. The links to access both forms are under the “General Profile and Demographic Information” section (as shown below).

You will need your Linfield Student ID number to complete the Measles Vaccination Authentication form. 

Step 2.  Complete the Academic Advising Interest Form

Submit your Transfer Advising Interest Form. You MUST complete this form to be connected with a faculty advisor and move forward with the registration process. You will be contacted via your Linfield email account with your faculty advisor assignment.

This survey will ask you to select possible majors and minors that interest you. This information will then be used to assign you to an appropriate faculty advisor. Check all of the majors and minors you find appealing, but remember, it is perfectly okay to be undecided. In fact, students change their majors an average of 4-6 times throughout the course of their college experience.

Step 3. Review your program evaluation and degree requirements

Review the official program evaluation (sent to you from the Registrar’s Office and available on WebAdvisor approximately 7-10 days after your matriculation fee has been submitted). This document will help you determine the requirements you have fulfilled through transfer coursework – and the areas in which additional classes are needed. Refer to the instructions enclosed in the packet sent from the Registrar to read your program evaluation. Contact the Office of the Registrar at reg@linfield.edu or 503.883.2211 if you have questions about how credits transferred or if you think some of your credits have not yet been evaluated.

The program evaluation you receive from the Registrar may only show how your transfer credit has satisfied the Linfield Curriculum.  To see the extent to which your  transfer coursework has satisfied your major, visit WebAdvisor to run your own program evaluation in your major.

Degree Requirements

To graduate, students must earn 125 semester credits with a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0. Within these 125 credits, students must complete the following requirements:

  1. The Linfield Curriculum– general education courses common to all degrees, including:
    • Inquiry Seminar (one course)
    • Six Modes of Inquiry (one course in each mode)
    • Diversity Studies (once course in each of the two areas)
  2. A major program of study -  see Linfield majors and minors
  3. Paracurricular Courses – 3 semester credits of courses with course numbers below 100
  4. Degree requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science  
  5. Various electives of your choice 

Refer to the online course catalog for more information about your major (and minor) and contact your faculty advisor for assistance.

Step 4. Prepare your Course Schedule

Refer to your program evaluation and the degree requirements for your major, then consider the following suggestions for your fall course schedule:

  • An Inquiry Seminar (INQS 125). If you haven’t met this requirement already, plan to complete an Inquiry Seminar in the fall or spring semester of your first year at Linfield.

  • 1-2 courses that satisfy Linfield Curriculum (LC) requirements that you haven't already completed with transfer credit (refer to your program evaluation to determine Modes of Inquiry that have not yet been completed).  These courses may also count toward your major, but be aware that a maximum of two courses from the same department may count toward the Linfield Curriculum.  Courses that complete LC requirements are coded accordingly, both on the list of course offerings and in the catalog course descriptions.

  • Courses for your major.  Refer  to the requirements listed under the your major in the catalog and/or seek assistance from your faculty advisor to identify the right courses for you.  If you are undecided, consider taking introductory level courses (100 or 200) to explore potential majors. Students must declare a major by the time they have completed 45 credits (transfer and Linfield credits combined).

  • A language course.  To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, you must complete the language requirement.  To determine whether your major program is offered as BA or BS (or both), consult the list of majors in the catalog.

  • Electives. Over one-third of the credits you will complete at Linfield may be elective credits – credits that do not fulfill major, minor, or Linfield Curriculum requirements. These are classes that help you to discover new academic interests and pursue areas of inquiry. Electives may also include paracurricular courses (identified as an activity course numbered below 100).Three paracurricular credits are required for graduation, one of which must be in physical education.

  • If you will be participating in an intercollegiate sport such as football, volleyball, cross-country, basketball, swimming, or soccer, enroll in the appropriate HHPA course (consult your coach).

  • If your admission included provisions, refer to your letter of admission for specific requirements. You may, for example, be expected to enroll in IDST 010 (Learning Skills) or limit your first semester number of credits.

Course Placement

If you are planning to take coursework in biology, chemistry, math or foreign language and haven’t taken these subjects in college previously or are unsure about how to select the appropriate course for your level, visit the advising and course placement webpage

Reading the list of course offerings

Using the list of ideas above, visit the Registrar’s website and review the current course list to begin selecting courses for your schedule.

The top of the course offering list looks like this:

Reading across the page from left to right, the corresponding columns indicate the following:

Syn:
Four digit number used for registration
Subj: Four letter acronym representing academic departments (e.g.: AAVC = Art and Visual Culture)
Cat: Course number – most courses appropriate for first-year students are 100 or 200 level courses Sec: Section number representing how many sections of one class will be offered
Title: Title of the course
Comments: Information about course fees, restrictions, etc. (if applicable)
LC: A two-letter acronym signifying the Linfield Curriculum requirement satisfied by this course; see page 19 for Linfield Curriculum descriptions and a key to understanding the acronyms
CR: The number of credits each course is worth; most Linfield courses are worth 1-5 credits each
Day: The days of the week a class meets
Time: The times a class meets each week
Bldg/RM: The building and room in which the class meets
Avail: Indicates if a class is closed or open; if a number is listed, it indicates approximately how many spaces are available

 

Preparing your course schedule


Following the above course suggestions, make a list of courses offered this fall that interest you. Highlight the specific courses that you need to take in your first semester from those that can be taken in later semesters. Create your first choice and alternative schedules using the blank Sample Course Worksheet. Use the Weekly Schedule to make sure none of your classes conflict.  Having trouble getting started? Check out some sample schedules for ideas about prioritizing classes and balancing your course load.

Review the list of courses that you’ve identified for next semester. Do you have a good balance of different types of classes? Do you have classes that contribute to Linfield Curriculum requirements and/or satisfy requirements for your major? Does your class schedule allow for blocks of study time? Are you excited about taking these classes?

Make sure your credit load is reasonable. Remember to allow yourself time to adjust to the academic expectations of Linfield; and keep in mind the demands your extracurricular activities will impose on your schedule. Linfield students usually complete 13-16 credits per semester. Keep in mind that to be considered a full-time student you must register for at least 10 credit hours, and if you are receiving financial aid and/or a scholarship, you must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Share your proposed schedule with your faculty advisor. Your advisor must approve your schedule before you’ll be able to register.

 

Step 5. Meet your faculty advisor

Meet with your faculty advisor to discuss your academic interests, review your course schedule and make adjustments as needed. Contact your advisor to let him/her know when you’ll be stopping by or, if this time doesn’t work, arrange an appointment time. Prior to registration for every semester at Linfield, you must meet with your faculty advisor to discuss your proposed course schedule and receive approval.

Step 6.   Register for classes on WebAdvsior

Once your faculty advisor has cleared your course schedule, follow the registration instructions to register for classes on WebAdvisor. 

 

Make sure that Linfield has received current transcripts for your coursework from every institution you have attended. If you have questions about whether your transcripts have been received, contact Linfield’s Registrar’s office at (503) 883-2211. If any of your transcripts have not been received, request that they be sent immediately to the Registrar’s office at: Linfield College, 900 SE Baker St., McMinnville, OR 97128-6894.