The college recognizes that learning may take place outside the common classroom environment through its policies on credit-by-examination, correspondence courses, CLEP, and other opportunities. However, it is inherent in the educational philosophy of the college that a student earning a degree from Linfield College will have participated in the learning process through various encounters with students and faculty afforded by the college’s academic programs. Therefore, the college will recognize no more than 30 credits earned through non-course means.
Auditing is permitted on a space-available basis without charge for full-time students (10-18 credits) in nonlaboratory courses, with the consent of the instructor and the Registrar at the regular registration period. Students on the McMinnville or Portland Campuses who are enrolled for fewer than 10 credits will be charged $560 per credit for the course being audited. Students on those campuses enrolled for more than 18 credits will be charged $560 per credit for the course being audited. DCE students pay $220 per credit. All of these fees are nonrefundable. There will be no charge for senior citizens, at least age 65, under the definition of “Auditing a Course.” There is no discount for senior citizens for courses with transcripted credit. Recognition of an audit on the academic record signals that the student has been faithful in attending classes. Failure to attend regularly will be reported to the Registrar or Registration Office by the instructor, and the student will automatically be dropped from the course. No credit hours are earned for auditing courses.