Credits, GPA and Residency

Total Credits

To earn a 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.

Residency

Students who possess a baccalaureate degree (earned at Linfield or another regionally accredited institution) may earn a second degree from Linfield by earning at least 30 additional credits in residence, including 15 credits in a second major in a field of study different from the first degree. Residence credits do not include credit through challenge 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.