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International Student Admission Procedure

Linfield College welcomes applications from international students. For the McMinnville Campus, the priority date to receive applications for admission is April 15 for fall semester and December 1 for spring semester. However, Linfield College will make every effort to accommodate applications beyond those dates. For the Portland Campus, international applicants must apply by the regular deadline dates noted in the Portland Campus section above and also available at http://www.linfield.edu/portland/ admission.

International students should present certified copies of academic records. These may include official transcripts, mark sheets, high school diploma or school leaving certificates, examination results and letters of recommendation from a teacher, professor, school counselor or a high school principal.

International students may apply for enrollment in either Linfield’s full-time degree-seeking program or in the English Language and Culture Program (ELCP). For international students whose first language is not English, evidence of the current level of English proficiency is required and a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report is preferred. Linfield College also recognizes scores from other standardized tests such as IELTS, TOEIC and EIKEN.

International students must also submit a financial statement signed by a parent or other guarantor, accompanied by a certified recent bank statement. Either a personal letter from the parent or guarantor, or the International Student Financial Aid Application form from the College Board, or the Financial Statement form provided by Linfield will be accepted.

Degree-Seeking Students

To enter Linfield as a degree-seeking student without enrollment in the ELCP program, students must submit an official copy of one or more of the following exams and minimum scores:

  • EIKEN (Grade Pre-1)
  • IELTS (6.5 score, with a writing sub-score of 7.0)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) English A (score of 5 or higher)
  • MELAB (minimum score of 77 with a writing sub-score of 87)
  • SAT Critical Reading (630 minimum)
  • TOEFL (550 paper-based score; 80 internet-based score with a writing sub-score of 24)
  • TOEIC (750 score)

International students who meet Linfield’s academic requirements, but whose language exam scores fall below any of the minimum scores listed above may be conditionally admitted to Linfield and required to concentrate their studies within the ELCP. To determine class placement in ELCP, all international students will take both a written and oral assessment during Linfield orientation

Degree-seeking international students seeking enrollment in the ELCP must have a minimum TOEFL score of 450 (paperbased exam) or 45 (internet-based exam) or IELTS 4.0. Applicants must first be admitted to the college through the standard application and admission process.

To exit the ELCP and be fully admitted into the Linfield degree-seeking program, students must obtain both a grade of B- (2.7) in all required advanced level ELCP courses and approval of the ELCP Coordinator.

All international students who have been admitted to the college must submit an advance deposit and matriculation fee of $2,000 and show further evidence of financial responsibility before a Certificate of Eligibility I-20 is issued.