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 will grant credit for the completed work provided the work is done through a regionally accredited college or university and the student has received authorization from the Registrar or Registration Office prior to enrolling in the course. 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. The college is under no obligation to give academic credit for instances not covered by these provisions.
Students entering Linfield College after attending another institution are referred to as transfer students. Generally, full credit is acknowledged for work completed at a regionally accredited four-year college or university, provided the courses are comparable to courses listed in the Linfield College Course Catalog and no grade in those courses is C- or below. Up to 72 credits can be granted for work taken at a regionally accredited two-year college. Generally, these must be courses numbered 100 or above. Transfer credit will be summarized on the academic record, but is not computed in a student’s GPA.
Students who have satisfied the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree requirements will, at a maximum, have to take two Linfield Curriculum courses from two of four categories as stipulated by the Registrar: Creative Studies, Ultimate Questions, Vital Past, and Quantitative Reasoning. The student must also complete one upper-division course from any of the Modes of Inquiry.
The following policy operates in relation to transfer credit awarded for general education in the Linfield Curriculum:
Credit is granted for study completed in other countries provided: