When it seems advisable to do so, the college will grant credit for the completed work provided the work is done through a regionally accredited college or university and the student has received authorization from the Registration Office, or relevant department or program chair, prior to enrolling in the course. A transfer course may not be used to replace a grade for an equivalent Linfield course. A student may not receive credit for both transfer courses and courses taken at Linfield with the same content. The college is under no obligation to give academic credit for instances not covered by these provisions.
It is recommended that active students complete a preliminary transfer of credit approval before registering for a course at another institution to ensure the course qualifies for Linfield credit.
Preliminary Transfer of Credit Approval Form - Printable
Preliminary Transfer of Credit Approval Form - Fillable Electronic
Students entering Linfield College after attending another institution are referred to as transfer students. Generally, full credit is acknowledged for work completed at a regionally accredited four-year college or university, provided the courses are comparable to courses listed in the Linfield College catalog and no grade in those courses is C- or below. Up to 72 semester credits can be granted for work taken at a regionally accredited two-year college. Generally, these must be courses numbered 100 or above. Transfer credit will be listed on the academic record. Transfer credit is not computed in a student’s GPA except for the determination of scholastic honors at graduation.
Students who have satisfied the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree requirements will, at a maximum, have to take two Linfield Curriculum courses from two of four categories as stipulated by the Registrar: Creative Studies, Ultimate Questions, Vital Past, and Quantitative Reasoning. The student must also complete one upper-division course from any of the Modes of Inquiry but outside the student’s major department.
Source: Linfield Catalog