Welcome Notices | PDF
Academic Calendar | PDF
General Information | PDF
Textbooks, Linfield College Bookstore | PDF
How to Register (Payment, Costs, Fees, Refund) | PDF (Payment, Fees)
Advising Centers | PDF
Alphabetical Listing of Courses Fall 2013 | PDF Costs, Refund)
Alphabetical Listing of Courses Winter 2014 | PDF
Online (Blackboard) Instructions | PDF
Year Long Plan of Courses, Linfield Curriculum, General Education Requirements, Key to Abbreviations | PDF
Summer 2014 Field-Based Courses Preview | PDF
RN to BSN Information | PDF
Directory Information Release Form | PDF
WebAdvisor Registration Information, WebAdvisor | PDF Registration Form
Adult Degree Program Home Page
Path to Scholarships® Workshop
The next workshop will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013, from 8:30am – 12:30pm. Students are welcome to attend in person on the Linfield campus in Portland or participate simultaneously online. Gerardo Ochoa teaches 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 where Gerardo describes how to be a successful scholarship recipient. Register online for the workshop. 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 2013 scholarships are due by August 30.
Financial Aid for Fall and Winter
Please note that you can register for fall and winter classes at the same time. This is particularly worthwhile if you use financial aid to pay tuition because you can use your fall award to pay your winter tuition. Financial aid Awards for 2013 – 2014 are disbursed to students in summer, fall and spring. There is no separate disbursement in the five week winter term. For more information about financial aid, visit the website or call 503-883-2225 (Pacific Time).
Free Tutorial for Online Students
If you will be using Blackboard Learn for the first time, or are becoming acclimated to online learning, we recommend the free tutorial sessions on the McMinnville campus in the Renshaw 211 Computer Lab Saturday, September 7, 11:00am - 1:00pm, and on the Portland campus in Peterson 108, Monday, September 9, 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Students are welcome to participate in the McMinnville campus tutorial via WebEx online meeting. Email email@example.com with the date you plan to attend and if you plan to participate by WebEx.
Online Registration Process
If you have a CatNet account you may register on WebAdvisor. You may also pay your balance online using Visa or MasterCard. Please see additional information on our How to Register page and online at linfield.edu/dce/registration-information.html.
Online Academic Tutoring
You have access to online tutoring to help you improve your performance in your courses in the Adult Degree Program. Linfield belongs to the Western eTutoring Consortium of colleges, each providing experienced academic tutors in a wide range of subjects: accounting, intermediate algebra, calculus, statistics, writing and others. Register for online tutoring as a Linfield student.
Fall/Winter Semester Changes
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 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 financial aid the student must be enrolled in at least 6 credits and complete the proper paperwork: • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Title IV code: 003198 • Linfield Application for Financial Aid (LAFA) • A year-long academic plan submitted by your advisor 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 Carol McCulley, the Distance Learning Librarian, at 800-452-4176 ext. 2595 (or 503-883-2595 evenings and weekends) or e-mail email@example.com. You may also get information about library services available at Nicholson Library and your local libraries.
Send Intent to Graduate form to the DCE office one year prior to your graduation date.
Majors: Accounting* – Business Information Systems – International Business – Management* – Marketing* and Nursing* (RN-BSN only) Minor: Environmental Studies *May be completed entirely online
Certificates Computer Information Systems – Human Resource Management* – Marketing* and Post-Baccalaureate Accounting* *May be completed entirely online
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 gives you 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 (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).
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.
Log on to the bookstore and select “Go Now” to begin selecting your textbooks for your class(es) by choosing “DCE Fall 2013” 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 account.
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!
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.
You are always welcome to shop with us 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 ***
Web, Fax: 503-883-2369 Mail: Linfield College Adult Degree Program 900 SE Baker St. McMinnville OR 97128-6894
Register on WebAdvisor
All students with a CatNet account may 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.
Payment is due online the next full business day after you register on WebAdvisor. On the Students Menu, select “Financial Profile” then “Pay on My Account.” Registration records will be updated for payment purposes at 5:00 pm each business day. This means that students who register after 5:00 pm on a weekday must wait until after 5:00 pm the following business day to pay for their courses. Anyone who registers after 5:00 pm on a Friday, must wait until after 5:00 pm the following Monday to pay. Students paying in full by credit card should pay online as soon as their account is billed.
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. Financial aid students must register for a minimum of 6 credits.
If You Pay Your Tuition By Check
You may register on WebAdvisor and mail your check to the DCE Office or you may choose to fill out the registration form in the class schedule and mail it to the DCE office with your check.
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.
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 Weekend
If you withdraw from a class by 5pm Sept. 27 no notation will appear on your transcript. If you withdraw after Sept. 27 and by 5pm Nov. 15 a “W” will appear on your transcript. No withdrawal is permitted after Nov. 15.
Withdrawing From Weekend Courses
If you drop a weekend class before the first weekend class meeting, no notation will appear on your transcript. If you drop a weekend class after the first weekend and before the second, a “W” will appear on your transcript. No withdrawal from weekend classes is permitted after the second weekend class meeting.
Tuition: $435 per semester credit Audit (non-credit) fee: $220 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.
The tuition refund will be:
|If you notify DCE by 5pm on:||
The tuition refund will be:
|No refund after November 1|
Fall Weekend classes
|If you notify DCE by 5pm on:||
The tuition refund will be:
|The first weekend class meeting||
|The second weekend class meeting||
|No refund after the second weekend|
|If you notify DCE by 5pm on:||
The tuition refund will be:
|No refund after January 17|
Computer Science System Development Fee
Computer Science students (BIS majors and CIS certificates) acquire over $8,000 worth of industry-standard software for only $400 per year. (Check with instructor for minimum hardware requirements.) This required purchase will include all updates and new releases as they become available throughout the year. Each school year, the first time you register for any computer science course (except COMP 101, 382, 404 and 484), your student account will be charged $400. You will have the entire semester to pay this fee.
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 309).
RN-BSN Clinical Placement Fee
A $100 clinical administrative/coordination fee will be assessed for all students enrolled in NURS 475.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
DMO 101 - Online Demonstration Course—Free Tutorial for Online Users
Free tutorial for new OL users and students who are using New Blackboard Learn for the first time. We strongly advise anyone who has not taken an OL 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 email@example.com. the date you plan to attend and your computer skill level. Computer Requirements: 56k modem or access to Internet (DSL or Cable recommended); PC: 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended); Mac: G4 or better, 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended).
Sa: 9/7 11am - 1pm, McMinnville, Renshaw First Floor Lab
M: 9/9 6:30pm - 8pm, Portland, Peterson Hall 108
Sa: 12/14 11am - 1pm, McMinnville, Renshaw First Floor Lab
Th: 1/2/13 6:30pm - 8pm, Portland, Peterson Hall 108
Online Learning at Linfield
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 088 Backpacking
Weekend backpack in the Oregon Cascades. Fee includes travel, food and permits. 2 credits.
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 by 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 - 9, 2013. Your participation in the online orientation is tracked for completion. Further instructions will be sent to you upon your registration for NURS 309.
A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required to secure a spot in NURS 309. 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:
Fall cohort: due in the DCE office by July 1, 2013
Spring cohort: due in the DCE office by December 1, 2013
Summer cohort: due in the DCE office by April 1, 2014
Should you not submit the $200 non-refundable deposit, your registration into NURS 309 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.
RNs with an unencumbered license in a state outside of OR
In NURS 475, the final course in the program, there is a clinical practicum component. You may have the opportunity to travel abroad to complete your clinical placement or at a local facility/organization near you. If you hold an unencumbered RN license in a state outside of Oregon and wish to complete the clinical placement near your place of residence, please contact Alex Asbury at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the feasibility of such a placement.
Available on WebAdvisor under "Students," "FERPA Forms."