Application Procedure For First-Year Students to the McMinnville Campus

Linfield College accepts the Common Application. The Common Application can be submitted online (www.commonapp.org).

A complete application includes the following:

  1. The Common Application.
  2. Responses to all questions on the Linfield College Member Page. Please note that your short answer questions cannot exceed 200 words (or 1,000 characters including spaces and tabs).
  3. Essay (submitted online with Common Application)
  4. School Report (from your high school counselor or other school official). Home-schooled applicants must submit the Common Application Home School Supplement to the Secondary School report, available online.
  5. One Teacher Recommendation from an academic (English, math, modern language, social science or natural science).
  6. Official High School Transcript (sent or submitted directly from the high school). Home-schooled applicants must submit an official transcript from a national home-school agency, or if not from a national home-school agency, a detailed transcript with grades, course names and course descriptions from the home-school coordinator. A transcript template is available in the Common Application Home School Supplement to the School Report, which can be found online at www.commonapp.org. Applicants without a high school diploma must provide an official copy of the GED. If the GED was taken prior to December 2013, an overall average score of 450 is required. If the GED was taken after December 2013, the standard score on each of the four examinations must be a 150 minimum and the total score must be 680 or higher.
  7. Official SAT Reasoning (writing optional) and/or ACT (writing optional) scores. If more than one score is submitted, Linfield will use the higher score. Board scores will be considered official if sent from either the testing agency or high school. To have your scores sent directly from the College Board (SAT), include school code 4387 on your Registration form. For the ACT, include school code 3466. Board scores included on the Common Application cannot be considered official and will not complete a student’s application. Students whose first language is not English may be required to take a written and oral assessment during orientation if they are admitted to and enroll in Linfield. Upon receiving testing results, they may receive assistance from Linfield’s English Language and Culture Program (ELCP) for academic preparation before being admitted to a full load of academic courses.
  8. Mid-Year Report. Early Action candidates should not submit the Mid-Year Report until after 7th semester or 10th trimester grades have posted.
  9. Final Official Transcript. A final high school transcript, with graduation date, is required for all matriculating students. Registration and financial aid disbursement may be delayed if transcript is not received.
  10. If applying for need-based financial aid, complete the FAFSA®. The McMinnville campus code number is 003198.

Early Action

Students who have identified Linfield as a top choice institution may take advantage of the non-restrictive Early Action option. This allows students to resolve their college choice early in the senior year. Students may still apply to other colleges and are not committed to enrolling at Linfield under the non-restrictive Early Action policy guidelines.

Early Action Deadlines

September 1
Begin accepting Early Action applications
November 1
Application deadline for Early Action applicants; priority date for filing the FAFSA4caster form for an early estimate of financial aid
January 15
Admission notification and estimated financial aid offer
February 1
Priority filing date for FAFSA®
May 1
Universal reply date ($400 matriculation fee due, non-refundable after May 1)

Regular Admission

Students seeking regular admission should have all required application materials sent to the Office of Admission postmarked by February 1. Candidates will be notified of the admission committee’s decision on or before April 1. Students offered admission must reserve their place in the first-year class by the May 1 universal reply date. Priority for admission, scholarships, and financial aid will be given to students who meet these deadlines. Additional admission and financial aid decisions will be made for later applicants if space and funds are available.

Regular Admission Deadlines

Fall
September 1
Begin accepting regular decision applications
February 1
Priority filing date for FAFSA®
February 1
Priority deadline for regular admission applications
April 1
Admission notification date and financial aid offer
May 1
Universal reply date ($400 matriculation fee due, non-refundable after May 1)

Spring
September 1
Begin accepting regular decision applications
December 1
Priority filing date for FAFSA® Priority deadline for regular spring admission applications
December 15
Admission notification date and financial aid award
January 15
Reply date ($400 matriculation fee due, non-refundable after January 15)

Early Admission

The college permits the admission of students who have completed their junior year of high school and have the written approval of the high school principal. Students must demonstrate outstanding academic potential and sufficient emotional maturity to adjust to the academic and social pressures of college life. Application procedures are the same as for regular first-year student applicants.

The Common Application

Linfield is a member of a national group of selective colleges that use a common application to reduce repetitive filings of similar applications. Linfield College accepts The Common Application in lieu of having our own form. Students may access The Common Application online.

Coursework for High School Students

High school juniors and seniors may enroll in only one class and up to 5 credits per semester with the approval of the high school principal, the Linfield faculty member teaching the course, and the Linfield Director of Admission. High school juniors and seniors are not eligible for January term classes. Students who have graduated from high school or who have received their GED are not eligible for admission as a pre-college student. Enrollment in Linfield College courses is on a space available basis and students must receive Linfield grades of “C” or better to continue taking Linfield courses.

Cost per credit is $495 and there is a $40 one-time application fee. Students enrolled in more than 5 credits will pay the McMinnville Campus rate per credit hour over 5 credits.

Application process/requirements:

  1. The Linfield College Pre-College Application Form is available through the Office of Admission or online.
  2. A one-time $40 application fee is required.
  3. Students must have completed their sophomore year in high school.
  4. An official high school transcript must accompany the Pre-College Application Form.
  5. Students must have/maintain a cumulative 3.500 high school GPA in order to be considered for pre-college admission.
  6. Adequate and progressive academic progress must be displayed in subject area of the Linfield course.
  7. Placement exams may be required for some subjects.
  8. A brief interview with either the Director of Admission and/or the Registrar will be required prior to acceptance as a pre-college student.

Transfer Admission Procedure

Linfield welcomes applications from students qualified to transfer from regionally accredited colleges and universities. Academic credit is awarded for work in courses corresponding to those offered at Linfield, and for which a grade of “C” or better has been earned. To be considered a transfer candidate, students must have successfully completed at least 12 transferable semester credits post high school graduation or receipt of GED; students who have less than 12 transferable semester credits may apply as a first-year applicant. Transfer applicants are evaluated on the same basis as first-year-students.

Students applying to the McMinnville campus must use the Common Application.

A completed application includes:

  1. Common Application form.
  2. Linfield College Member Page.
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  4. One recommendation from either a college professor or a former high school teacher.
  5. If the candidate has completed fewer than two years full-time enrollment at either a community college or a four-year college or university at the time of application, one of the following items must also be submitted:
    • An official final high school transcript showing graduation date.
    • An official transcript from a national home-school agency, or if not from a national home-school agency, a detailed transcript with grades, course names and course descriptions from the home-school coordinator
    • An official copy of the GED. If the GED was taken prior to December 2013, an overall average score of 450 is required. If the GED was taken after December 2013, the standard score on each of the four examinations must be a 150 minimum and the total score must be 680 or higher.
  6. Candidates with less than two years full-time college enrollment must submit score reports from either the SAT Reasoning exam, or the ACT.
  7. Students applying for need-based financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). The college code number is 003198 for the McMinnville campus.

Transfer Admission Options

McMinnville Campus – Fall
September 1
Begin accepting transfer student applications
February 15
Priority filing date for FAFSA®
April 15
Priority deadline for transfer student admission applications
May 15
Transfer student notification date
June 15
Transfer reply date ($400 matriculation fee due, non-refundable after June 15)

McMinnville Campus – Spring
September 1
Begin accepting transfer student applications
December 1
Priority deadline for transfer student admission applications; priority filing date for FAFSA®
December 15
Transfer student notification date
January 15
Transfer reply date ($400 matriculation fee due, non-refundable after January 15)