Online and Continuing Education

Director of Online and Continuing Education

Laura Brener M.A.

Online and Continuing Education (OCE) offers students the opportunity to earn a Linfield bachelor’s degree, certificate, or minor in a variety of fields. Majors are available in Accounting, Business Information Systems, Global Studies, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Project Management. Each major is available in a B.A. or a B.S. degree program. Students may also elect a minor in Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, Global Health, Health Administration, or Management. An online R.N. to B.S.N. program is open to registered nurses with active R.N. licenses.

Certificates are available in Accounting (post-baccalaureate), Coaching, Communication and Diversity, Creative Writing, Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics, Database Administration, Global Health, Health Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Professional Communication, Project Management, Software Engineering, Web Application Development, Wine Management, Wine Marketing, and Yoga Instructor.

Linfield College offers summer classes through Online and Continuing Education to meet the needs of students enrolled in McMinnville, Portland, and OCE programs.

Washington Authorization

Linfield College is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Linfield College to advertise, recruit and offer field placements for specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

Academic Policies and Procedures

Except when the contrary is explicitly indicated, all provisions of the Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog are applicable to the degrees offered through Online and Continuing Education (see page 12). Some of these exceptions are repeated below.

Linfield Online Colloquium (IDST 008)

This one-credit online course is required within a degreeseeking student’s first year of class attendance. Topics focus on academic and personal issues unique to adult re-entry students with emphasis on developing coping skills for the tasks ahead. R.N. to B.S.N. students are exempt from IDST 008. See course description under IDST.

Identity Authentication

Students enrolled in Online and Continuing Education courses and programs at Linfield College are required to periodically verify through Ucard. This ensures that students taking classes through Online and Continuing Education are the people doing the work. The authentication process will be required at the start of each term and then at random times during the term. Instructions will be provided. For identity verification, students will need a webcam enabled computer and a legal form of picture ID (such as a drivers license or a passport). If you have questions about or problems with the authentication process contact the OCE office at (503) 883-2447.

Financial Aid

Students seeking to receive Title IV financial aid must have a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent under federal regulations. Alternatively, students may have completed a minimum of 60 transferrable semester credits at the community college level. Official transcripts must be provided in order to determine transferrable credits. Transferrable credits are ones that may be transferred according to Linfield College policy toward a Linfield degree.

Students may contact the Financial Aid Office for further information about eligibility and application procedures for financial aid.

Costs - Fall 2017 to Summer 2018

 Tuition    $495 per credit
 Audit    250 per credit
 Online Fee    210 per term
 Application Fee    50
 Credit by Examination    645
 Evaluation Fee (CPL, ACE) (per semester credit)    50
 Mini Portfolio  (3-5 credits)  75
 Standard Portfolio  (0-15 credits)  325
   (16-24 credits)  425
   (25-31 credits)  525
 R.N. to B.S.N Program    
Credit for Prior Learning Fee    525
 NURS 476 clinical placement fee  (applied as a course fee)  100
 NURS 476 Malpractice Insurance  (applied as a course fee) 60

Refunds

Official withdrawal must be made using the online add/ drop form, and are calculated by the date of submission. Tuition and the online course fee will be refunded based on the dates and percentages below. Other course fees are not refundable.

Term Dates 100% 75% 50% 25%
Fall 2017 9/5 – 12/15 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6
January 2018 1/3 – 2/2 1/8      
Spring 2018 2/12 – 5/24 2/23 3/2 3/9 3/16
Summer 2018 6/18 – 8/17 6/26  6/27 7/2 7/6

Degree Programs

To earn a B.A. or B.S. degree, a candidate must complete the degree requirements for all campuses.

Degree programs offered through OCE may be completed on a part-time basis. Courses are taught by full-time Linfield faculty members, qualified people from the faculties of other institutions of higher learning, or practicing professionals or business people. Adjunct faculty are selected by the academic departments of the college to deliver the quality education long associated with the traditional residential program of Linfield.

Minors

Certificate Programs