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How to Register (Payment, Costs, Fees, Refund) | PDF (Payment, Fees)
Advising Centers | PDF
Alphabetical Listing of Courses Fall 2014 | PDF Costs, Refund)
Online (Blackboard) Instructions | PDF
Year Long Plan of Courses, Linfield Curriculum, General Education Requirements, Key to Abbreviations | PDF
Summer 2015 Field-Based Courses Preview | PDF
RN to BSN Information | PDF
Directory Information Release Form | PDF
WebAdvisor Registration Information, WebAdvisor | PDF Registration Form
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Welcome Notices

Director, Laura Brener

As the new Director of Online and Continuing Education, I’m delighted to welcome you to Linfield College. Linfield has a long and successful history of serving adult learners. We strive to provide a caring and supportive environment, as we understand the challenges adults face as they begin or continue their college education.

At Linfield we are committed to continuing the tradition of meeting the educational needs of our students, whether from the local community or from faraway places. We are proud of the fact that our courses activate the learning process and equip students for leadership in the workplace, community and global society.

We pay particular attention to the individuality of our students. You will never simply be a name on a roster. We take pride in knowing our students, in creating an atmosphere of community, and providing the resources and opportunities you need to be successful.

Through our online programs, Linfield offers you the ability to complete your degree through our unique degree programs in Accounting, Business Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing and RN to BSN. In addition, we offer several certificate programs including Post Baccalaureate Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Human Resource Management and Marketing. We are very excited to announce the addition of two new certificate/minors to our offerings: Health Administration and Global Health.

To learn more about these opportunities and to get started, I invite you to complete our online application. Whether you are beginning your college career or are returning to study while juggling work and family, I’m sure that you will soon fall in love, as I did, with the spirit and mission of Linfield College.

Have a wonderful term!

Laura Brener

NEW ONLINE CERTIFICATES!

Linfield is pleased to announce two new online certificates beginning in Fall 2014.

The Health Administration Certificate http://www.linfield.edu/dce/health-administration-certificate.html is designed for health care professionals who want to acquire the core competencies and skills necessary to lead and manage people and projects, and improve quality outcomes.

The Global Health Certificate http://www.linfield.edu/dce/global-health-certificate.html is tailored to meet the needs of health care professionals seeking to build an international health perspective, understanding, and genuine experience.

All of the courses are offered online, and both certificates include internships or volunteer or paid field experiences. The Certificate Coordinator will work with each student to make arrangements for carrying out these experiences either in one’s community or globally. More information on each certificate is found on the respective web pages.

Path to Scholarships® Workshop

The next workshop will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 8:30am – 12:30pm. Students may attend in person on the Linfield campus in Portland or participate simultaneously online. Araceli Ortiz will teach this hands-on workshop where you learn how to successfully apply for scholarships. You will receive the College Edition Path to Scholarships® Career, College, and Scholarship Planning Portfolio. The workshop and planning portfolio are free. Watch a short video at http://www.linfield.edu/dce/scholarships.html and register online for the workshop at http://www.linfield.edu/dce/scholarships.html. Select “Portland” or “Online” for how you plan to attend the workshop.

Adult Degree Program Scholarships

Alumni and friends of the Adult Degree Program have generously donated funds to establish scholarships specifically for students in the program. Awards are based on academic merit and financial need and do not require repayment. Applications for the fall 2014 scholarships are due by August 30.

Financial Aid Change for Winter

The Office of Financial Aid will now count the credits students are taking for winter term along with spring semester when preparing their financial aid awards. For example; a student takes 3 credits for winter semester and 9 for spring semester, we will count the 3 credits for winter in with the 9 credits for spring so the total for spring will be 12 or full-time for the student. Students are still not eligible to receive financial aid during winter term. Also, ADP students will have to be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits per semester here at Linfield for summer, fall and spring in order to receive financial aid. For more information about financial aid, visit linfield.edu/dce/financial-aid.html or call 503-883-2225.

General Information

Admission to the Program

From anywhere in the USA call toll free 1-800-452-4176, and we will connect you with an advisor who is knowledgeable about the degree or certificate program you are considering. Prior college coursework is not required for admission. Most college credits with grades of C and higher from regionally accredited colleges will apply toward a Linfield degree.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to all eligible degree- or certificate-seeking students enrolled for the appropriate number of credits. Various grants and subsidized Stafford Loans are available to those students who demonstrate financial need, and unsubsidized Stafford Loans are awarded to students on a no-need basis. Students must be admitted to the College prior to receiving a financial aid award. In order to be eligible for Federal Direct Stafford Loans the student must be enrolled in at least 6 credits and complete the proper paperwork::

For additional information please contact the financial aid office at 888-471-2225 or 503-883-2225, 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday or by email at finaid@linfield.edu.

Veterans’ Benefits

Linfield College has been approved by the VA for veterans pursing a degree. For active duty reserves (Chapter 1606 and 1607), Chapter 30 or 35, submit your 1995 form to the VA Certifying Official at Linfield College. For Chapter 31 submit form 1905 and for Chapter 33, Post 911, please submit your Letter of Eligibility. VA payments are based on your Chapter and length of service. For questions on this or other VA benefits, please contact Linfield College Certifying Official, Cheryl Wright 503-883-2597 or cwright@linfield.edu fax (503) 883-2663.

Trade Adjustment Assistance Act

The Linfield College Adult Degree Program participates in workforce training via the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act and is on the Oregon Eligible Training Provider List. For additional information regarding these benefits and specifics on what majors are eligible, please contact John Gallagher, Associate Registrar, at 503-883-2446, jgallag@linfield.edu.

Advising

Academic advising is provided for all students. Our advisors work with you to identify which courses will build the knowledge and skills you need to advance your education and career.

Library

As Linfield students, you may use all the resources of the Linfield Libraries to help you search for and get books and articles for your research needs. Contact the Distance Learning Librarian, at 800-452-4176 ext. 2595 (or 503-883-2595 evenings and weekends) or e-mail dcelib@linfield.edu. You may also get information about library services available at Nicholson Library and your local libraries.

Moving?

You should always notify the DCE office any time your personal information changes. Please login to www.linfield.edu/dceCurrent Students” “Change of Address Form.”

Graduating?

Send Intent to Graduate form to the DCE office one year prior to your graduation date.

Majors

Majors: Accounting* – Business Information Systems – International Business – Management* – Marketing* and Nursing* (RN-BSN only) Minor: Environmental Studies
Minors: Environmental Studies – Global Health* – Health Administration*
*May be completed online (service learning/field work required for Global Health, Health Administration and Nursing)

Certificates Computer Information Systems* – Global Health* – Health Administration* – Human Resource Management* – Marketing* and Post-Baccalaureate Accounting*
*May be completed online (service learning/field work required for Global Health, Health Administration)

Credit for Prior Learning

Many adults return to college with learning acquired from a variety of sources (on the job, non-credit workshops, travel, personal interests, homemaking, and volunteer responsibilities). As many as 31 semester credits may be earned by developing a portfolio in which this learning is shown to be equivalent to specific college courses. The portfolio class, IDST 250, is offered online each spring semester. In addition, college credit can be awarded for the successful completion of challenge exams, CLEP (College-Level Examination Program), military training and many employer-sponsored courses evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Computer Account (CATNET)

Linfield students must set up a Linfield CatNet account. This account givesyou access to your online classes, to the computer labs and libraries of the McMinnville and Portland campuses, to your grades and transcript and to online research databases through the library. This account also creates an email account that can be accessed through your own email system or through the web. Your CatNet account will remain active as long as you remain a current student.

When filling out the request for an account, be sure to select DCE as your campus (regardless of where you attend) and Student as your account type. You may also use this page to access our online library resources and WebAdvisor. Important notices will be sent only to your Linfield College email (WebMail). Check your Linfield email regularly. Linfield does not provide internet access off campus.

Online Classes

Online (OL) courses are conducted via computer and the Web, and you must open a computer account before the class starts. Current information is posted on the Online Course Information page. Hardware: (minimum requirements) PC: 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended) 56k modem or access to Internet (DSL or Cable recommended) Mac: G4 or better 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended) 56k modem or access to Internet (DSL or Cable recommended) Software: the latest available browser and word processing packages If you have registered by the Wednesday before the term starts, you may access the site after 8am with your Linfield computer account (CatNet) information, same as WebAdvisor and email.

All Computer Science Courses are now online. If you are taking COMP courses (excluding COMP 101, 382, 404 and 484) in addition to the above, you must have Web Conferencing capabilities to participate (2 monitors, headphone, microphone).

Textbooks, Linfield College Bookstore

McMinnville Campus, Riley Student Center, 900 SE Baker St, McMinnville, OR 97128 (Telephone (503) 883-2440.  Portland Campus, Basement of Loveridge Hall, 2215 NW Northrup St, Portland, OR 97210 (Telephone: (503) 413-6101 Bookstore website.

Purchasing Your Books on Linfield WebAdvisor

When you register for class(es) on WebAdvisor using “Express Registration” you can click the link under “Book Store Information” to see a list of books or purchase books for your class(es). That link takes you to the Linfield College Bookstore site where your shopping cart has been loaded with all the required and suggested course materials. You may delete or add any books, study aids or spirit gear before completing your order. You may also order books by selecting “My Class Schedule” and clicking individually on each of your classes.

Purchasing your Textbooks Via Web

Log on to the bookstore and “Shop Now” to begin selecting your textbooks for your class(es) by choosing “DCE Fall 2014” under the “Select Your Term” button. Once you have filled your cart, select “in store pick up” or provide your shipping address and securely complete your transaction by using a major credit/debit card or your PayPal PayPal account.

Payment Method

Once you have filled your cart, please select your method of payment using a major credit/debit card, your PayPal account, or Financial Aid. Please note: Students electing to use financial aid as method of payment must submit all required paperwork to the Linfield College Financial Aid Office and have their funding approved before any textbooks are processed and shipped. Customers will receive two different notifications: 1) that your order was received by the Bookstore system; and, 2) that your order has been processed and has been shipped (tracking information will be provided via email), or that it is ready to be picked up at our store.

Please order your textbooks at least 10 days before the term begins in order to avoid expedited shipping and handling charges. Faxed textbook orders are no longer required. Please utilize our fully secure website when you are ready to place your textbook and official Linfield College merchandise orders. Tips: Creating your personal account with the Linfield College Bookstore will allow you to easily manage your orders and keep track of all orders placed via the website. All website orders are processed in the order they are received so shop early and save!

Shipping Information

We strive for a 24-hour turnaround on all our orders but during peak times it may take up to 48 hours to ship your order. In stock orders will ship daily at 2pm pst to our customers. Any in stock orders placed after 2pm pst will ship the following business day. We ship all our orders via United Parcel Service so please be sure to provide a valid street address with your order. Please, do not use P.O. Boxes as UPS will not deliver.

Shipping Charges are as follows:

In Store Pickup: FREE--No cost to you...just be sure to bring a photo ID when you come in to pick up your order.

UPS Standard: $6.95 for the first textbook and 1.95 for each additional textbook.

UPS 2-Day Air: upgrade for an additional $5.00 charge plus the Standard rate above.

UPS Next-Day Air: $10.00 charge for this expedited service—Not available in all areas and subject to availability.

In Person

We are located at the McMinnville Campus, Riley Student Center, 900 SE Baker St. McMinnville, OR 97128 Regular Fall Term Store hours are: Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm Saturday 10am to 3:00pm ***Extended Hours Available during the 1st Week of Classes Please call to confirm ***

How to Register

Register on WebAdvisor

All students with a CatNet account should register on WebAdvisor. Detailed instructions are provided on our website at www.linfield.edu/dce under “Admission” “Online Admission and Registration.” You may add and drop classes on WebAdvisor until the beginning of late term registration.

Online Payment by Credit Card through TMS

Payment is due online the day you register on WebAdvisor. Select the “Make a Payment” link to TMS (Tuition Management System) on WebAdvisor after registering. You will not be charged a credit card teleprocessing fee if you pay your account in full when registering. Full information is available at http://www.linfield.edu/dce/payments.html.

Payment Plan

Payment plans are available for fall semester. The tuition payment plan offered by Linfield is through Tuition Management Systems (TMS) and includes tuition and fees. The TMS $30.00 fee and application should be received by TMS no later than September 15 for fall regardless of the first monthly payment date. There is no interest charge if all payments are made as scheduled with TMS. However, if your TMS payment is late, TMS will assess a $50 late fee, and Linfield will assess a fee of $25.00 per late payment per month along with a 1% per month Finance Charge for the remainder of the TMS plan. A plan may be established by going to www.linfield.afford.com and paying the $30.00 fee.

If You Are Eligible For Financial Aid

You must be admitted to the College and have submitted a FAFSA, LAFA and an academic plan to the financial aid office before registering. Students who want Federal Direct Stafford Loans must register for a minimum of six credits per semester. The portion of the semester billed charges not covered by accepted net financial aid and not included in the TMS payment plan must be paid directly to Linfield one week before the beginning of the semester/term. Please make check or money order payable to Linfield College and mail to Linfield College, 900 SE Baker St. A459, McMinnville, Oregon 97128-6894.

Linfield College does NOT accept credit cards as an acceptable method of payment for Tuition and Fees. However, Linfield has contracted with TMS to administer our credit card payment program. If you choose to pay by VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express, please call the TMS Tuition Direct number 1-800-722-4867, or online at www.linfield.afford.com, or ECSI 1-888-549-3274 online at www.ecsi. net/gateway/linfield.html. Payment by credit card to TMS must be paid one week before the beginning of the semester or term. Full information is available at http://www.linfield.edu/dce/payments.html.

If You Pay Your Tuition By Check

You may register on WebAdvisor and pay for your classes by e-check through the TMS. If you mail a check to us, include your completed registration form.

Adding And Dropping Courses

Add and drop classes on WebAdvisor until the term begins or by completing the “Add/Drop Form." Please do not contact the instructor if you wish to add a class. Contact your advisor instead. According to college policy students may not enroll in a course after 10 days have passed in a semester.

Withdrawing From All Courses Except Field Based

If you withdraw from a class by 5pm Sept. 26 no notation will appear on your transcript. If you withdraw after Sept. 26 and by 5pm Nov. 14 a “W” will appear on your transcript. No withdrawal is permitted after Nov. 14 .

Withdrawing From Field-Based Courses

If you drop a field-based class after the first class meeting, no notation will appear on your transcript. If you drop a field-based class on the day of the second meeting, a “W” will appear on your transcript. No withdrawal from field-based class is permitted after the second class meeting. 

Costs

Tuition: $450 per semester credit Audit (non-credit) fee: $225 per semester credit (You may not change to audit after the first week of the semester) Online fee: $50 per credit/Maximum $150 per course (Pays for access to Blackboard and technical support for faculty and students. Non-refundable after the first day of the semester) Late Registration fee: $50 after Monday, September 9. Lab and travel fees are listed under the individual course and are generally non-refundable once the semester starts. A 1% per month service charge will be applied to any unpaid balance per school policy.

Tuition Refund Policy Fall Evening, & Online classes

The tuition refund will be:

If you notify DCE by 5pm on: 
The tuition refund will be:
September 12
100%
September 19
 80%
October 3
60%
October 17
40%
October 31
20%
No refund after October 31

Am I Registered And How Do I See My Grades?

You can check on WebAdvisor

Grades and Transcripts

Grades will be available on WebAdvisor within two weeks after the end of the semester. We do not mail grades. If you experience difficulty in logging on to your WebAdvisor account, please call DCE at 800-452-4176. We will be happy to send unofficial transcripts upon request. Requests for unofficial transcripts must be signed and may be mailed or faxed to our office. Official transcripts must be requested through the National Student Clearinghouse.

RN-BSN Liability Insurance Premium

RN-BSN students are protected under the Linfield College liability insurance, when carrying out clinical/community responsibilities during nursing courses. A $60 fee is charged annually with your registration (beginning with NURS 308).

RN-BSN Clinical Placement Fee

A $100 clinical administrative/coordination fee will be assessed for all students enrolled in NURS 475.

Advising Centers

Fall 2014 Courses

Business Subject Code Change

All Subject Codes have been changed based on the focus of course:

BNAC for accounting courses
BNFN for finance courses
BNMG for management courses
BNMK for marketing courses
BNSS for general business courses (courses that do not apply to the majors/minors, business core courses, & upper-division courses that apply to all business majors)

New RN to BSN Program Cohort Progression

The RN to BSN program has changed the cohort progression plan from 3 semesters to 4 semesters. Students will take 6 semester credits of Nursing courses each semester.
First Semester
NURS 308 RN to BSN Transition to Professional Practice/6
Second Semester
NURS 310 RN to BSN Professional Communication in Diverse Communities/3
NURS 321 RN to BSN Scholarship in Nursing/3 QR, MWI
Third Semester
NURS 462 RN to BSN Population Based Nursing in a Multicultural & Global Society/3
NURS 472 RN to BSN Leading and Managing in Nursing/3
Fourth Semester
NURS 476 - RN-BSN Integrated Experiential Learning/6

Online (Blackboard) Instructions

Open your browser and go to http://www.linfield.edu/dce. Under the Quicklinks dropdown menu, select the “Blackboard/Taskstream” link, then select Login to BBLearn. This will take you to a log-in screen. Your username will be your Linfield CatNet account (email and WebAdvisor) username. Your password for Blackboard is also the same as WebAdvisor and email. If you haven’t already signed up for a Linfield CatNet account go back to the “Current Students” link and select “Computer Accounts.” On the Computer Accounts page, follow the directions for opening a CatNet account. An online demonstration class will be accessible starting Wednesday before classes begin. Once you login there will be an announcement with instructions on how to access the demo.

Make sure you can log in before classes begin. When you log in Wednesday before classes begin, you will see your list of available classes in the Course List box. If you do not see your class or you are having log in problems, please call the DCE office (800-452-4176) or email dce@linfield.edu.

DMO 101 - Online Demonstration Course—Free Tutorial for Online Users

Free tutorial for new online users and students who are using New Blackboard Learn for the first time. We strongly advise anyone who has not taken an online course to attend this tutorial. Classes for which you have registered and a demonstration class will be available for viewing. Strategies for successful online learning will also be discussed. If you plan to attend, please email dce@linfield.edu. the date you plan to attend and your computer skill level. Computer Requirements: Latest models of computers available with at least 2GB of RAM or better with latest versions of browsers and office software (does not have to be Microsoft Office).

Sa: 9/6 11am - 1pm, McMinnville, Renshaw First Floor Lab

M: 9/8 6:30pm - 8pm, Portland, Peterson Hall 108

Online Learning at Linfield

Year Long Plan/Linfield Curriculum - General Education Requirements/Key to Abbreviations

Summer Field-Based Courses Preview

ANTH 326 Archaeological Field Methods

Join Dr. Cameron Smith in research at sites near McMinnville, Oregon. This intensive, four-week class will focus on the methods of finding and documenting precontact and historic archaeological sites. This is pure archaeological exploration! Students will learn: use of GPS in field survey • documenting archaeological sites • documenting artifacts • site survey techniques • screening techniques • augering techniques • shovel-testing techniques • soil classification and description • artifact and site illustration and sketch-mapping • field analysis of common artifact types • report-writing skills. Fee does not include any travel costs. Students are responsible for all expenses. 5 credits.

ENVS 302 Shoreline Ecology

Dr. Ned Knight will introduce you to different types of coastal environments and to some of the organisms found in each. One weekend on campus, five days in Newport. Lodging and meals are not included in fee. 3 credits. NW. Offered even-years.

ENVS 306 Fire History of the Cascades

Dr. Peter Schoonmaker is the instructor. Study the science and politics guiding national fire policy using as a case study the 92,000 acre B&B Complex Fire that burned in the Deschutes and Willamette National Forests in the summer of 2003. Class time will be spent in field work and consultation with USFS staff. Accommodations will be at Monkey Face Ranch, overlooking the Crooked River and Smith Rock State Park. Students must be prepared for long strenuous days. Six days at Monkey Face Ranch. Fee includes lodging and transportation. Meals are not included. Additional information available at http://cascadefire.wordpress.com/ 3 credits. NW. 

HHPA 308 Health Care in Keyna

Off-campus service learning experience, led by Tara Lepp, Linfield instructor, focusing on health care outreach in rural areas of Eldoret, Kenya with an Open Arms International medical team. In addition to health promotion activities, students will gain cultural insights and understanding through collaboration with local partners, visit historical and cultural sites, and engage in integrative group discussions. Contact Tara Lepp tlepp@linfield.edu for more information. 2 credits.

Registered Nurses with an Associate Degree in Nursing

As an RN with an unencumbered license, prior success in college courses where you have maintained a 2.75 or higher grade point average, and a recommendation form submitted from your supervisor, it’s easy for you to get started in the Online RN to BSN program at Linfield. Call toll free 800-452-4176 to get started or go online to www.linfield.edu/dce for application information.

RNs joining the Fall cohort are required to complete the RN-BSN online orientation. You may complete the online orientation anytime between September 2 - 8 2014. Your participation in the online orientation is tracked for completion. Further instructions will be sent to you upon your registration for NURS 308.

A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required to secure a spot in NURS 308. The deposit is applied to your Linfield College student account. Should NURS 309 reach capacity prior to the schedule deadline, you will have the option to be wait listed, with your deposit, as well as transfer onto the next priority list for the following semester. The deadline deposit schedule is as follows:

Spring cohort: due in the DCE office by December 1, 2014

Summer cohort: due in the DCE office by April 1, 2015

Fall cohort: due in the DCE office by July 1, 2015

Should you not submit the $200 non-refundable deposit, your registration into NURS 308 will be processed on a rolling basis and determined by the date of your registration until the course limit is reached. Please contact your academic advisor should you require additional information related to this process.

Integrated Experiential Learning (IEL) Course: 

In the final course of the RN to BSN program, there is a Service Learning experience in the community. The Service Learning activity is completed in the local community and is uniquely suited to the mission of Linfield College and to the community-based philosophy of the nursing curriculum. The Service Learning experience is an approach to nursing leadership in the community that explores non-traditional sites and diverse experiences that provide valuable preparation for health promotion, cultural awareness, and leadership in our global community. Students have the opportunity travel abroad to complete the Service Learning experience if they choose.

Disclosure of Directory Information Release Form

Available on WebAdvisor under "Students," "FERPA Forms."

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