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Credits, GPA and Residency

Total Credits

To earn a B.A., B.S., or B.S.N. degree, a candidate must earn 125 credits.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)

To earn a bachelor’s degree a candidate must have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 2.000. In addition, a student must obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.000 in courses contributing to the major. Additional majors and minors are subject to the same 2.000 cumulative GPA requirement. Departments may have additional GPA requirements.


At least 30 credits must be from Linfield College, including 20 of the last 30 credits, 15 credits in the major, and 10 credits in the minor. Students pursuing two degrees, whether concurrently or subsequently, must earn at least 35 additional credits, including at least 15 credits in each major. Residence credits do not include credit through challenge examinations, achievement examinations, Advanced Placement, CLEP examinations, or portfolio evaluation credits.

A student with at least 30 credits earned at Linfield may, with prior approval of the Curriculum Committee, spend the senior year at a foreign university.

A course with a minimum of 3 credits during January term is required during the first year on the McMinnville campus for all non-transfer students.