In order to meet a particular educational objective, a student may find it necessary to earn credit for work done through other academic experiences. When it seems advisable to do so, the college may grant credit for the completed work provided the undergraduate coursework is done through a regionally accredited college or university (or through a recognized college or university in another country), the courses are comparable to courses listed in the Linfield College Course Catalog, the grade in the transferable course is C or higher, and the student has received authorization from the Registrar or Registration Office. Generally, these must be courses numbered 100 or above. A transfer course may not be used to replace a grade for an equivalent Linfield course. A student may not receive credit for both transfer courses and courses taken at Linfield with the same content, or for lower level courses taken after more advanced courses. The college is under no obligation to give academic credit for instances not covered by these provisions.
Up to the limits imposed by Linfield College’s Residency Requirements, full credit is awarded for work completed at a four-year college or university, and up to 72 credits can be granted for work taken at a two-year college. A student may not receive transfer credit when the combination of transfer credits and Linfield credits would exceed the 18 semester credit maximum in one semester or 5 semester credit maximum for January term (or combination thereof). Linfield College does not generally accept Professional or Technical courses for transfer. However, a maximum of 8 semester credits will be awarded as elective credit for college-level Professional or Technical courses when they would be allowed as electives within the 90 credits comprising an associate degree designed for transfer.
Courses designated as Capstone, CWE (Cooperative Work Experience), Independent Study, and Internship are transferable only upon approval by a Linfield academic department. Approval will only be given upon review of a syllabus submitted by a student. These courses cannot carry any LC designation or be eligible to be used towards any General Education Requirement.
Courses designated as Special Studies/Topics/Projects are transferable only upon approval by a Linfield academic department. Approval will only be given upon review of a syllabus submitted by a student. These courses may only carry an LC designation if approved by the Curriculum Committee.
Transfer credit will be summarized on the academic record, and is not used to compute a student’s Linfield GPA.
Students who have earned the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree (AAOT; OR), the Associate of Science Oregon Transfer Degree in Business (ASOT-B; OR), the Associate in Arts--Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA; WA) degree, or who have received a certificate of completion for the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC; CA) prior to matriculation, will be required to take additional courses upon entering Linfield to satisfy Linfield Curriculum requirements. In particular, students will be required to take at most two Linfield Curriculum courses from two of four categories (as stipulated by the Registrar in consultation with the Curriculum Committee): Ultimate Questions (UQ), Vital Past (VP), Global Pluralisms (GP), and U.S. Pluralisms (US). In addition, students must complete the upper-division course requirement from any of the six Modes of Inquiry and take the Writing- Intensive Course(s) within the Major (MWI).
Any single course transferred from an outside institution and applied toward the BS requirement must be at least 3 semester or 3 quarter credits. The BS requirement may be completely satisfied with three 3-quarter credit classes, two 4-quarter credit classes, or with combinations of quarter and semester credits that equate to at least 5.33 semester credits.
The following policy operates in relation to transfer credit awarded for general education in the Linfield Curriculum: