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Step 2: Committing

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We cant wait to welcome you as a fellow Wildcat!

We hope you found these suggestions helpful and that you’ll make a thoughtful decision based on your academic goals, the learning environment that suits you best and the community you’ll feel most comfortable joining.

To secure your place at Linfield, you’ll need to pay your matriculation (the official word for entering a college) fee of $400. With that fee submitted, you’ll have signaled your intent to enroll.

To pay your matriculation fee, log on to your Linfield Admission Portal. This is the same place you checked your application status.

If you need your password reset, you can click on the link on the log-in page or contact the Office of Admission at 503-883-2213. Once you are logged in, do the following:

  • If you have not previously viewed your offer of admission in your portal you'll see a yellow status update box:
    Screenshot of the status update notice in the Linfield Admission Portal reading "new updates to your application were posted" with a link to "view update."
  • Click "view update" and then "return to application status" on the bottom of the page.
  • It may take a few minutes for you to receive a second checklist for admitted students:
    Screenshot of the admitted checklist in the Linfield Admission Portal. The status shows "awaiting reply" to the offer of admission letter with a link to respond
  • Click the link for the "Reply to Offer of Admission" and select "Yes, I will be a Linfield Wildcat!"
    • International students will be prompted to select if they wish to pay the matriculation fee and tuition deposit in US dollars using a credit card or bank transfer or in another currency using a bank transfer.
  • Please review the matriculation fee refund, academic progress and COVID-19 vaccination requirements, select the three boxes and click submit.
  • Your "reply to offer of admission" will not immediately show as received, but the information has been collected as long as you now see the "payment due:"
    Screenshot of the admitted checklist in the Linfield Admission Portal showing the reply to the offer of admission has been received with a link to submit payment for the matriculation fee
  • Click the "submit payment for 400.00 USD" link. You will be able to provide your credit or debit card, or checking account information.
  • If a parent or other individual will be paying the matriculation fee on your behalf, copy and paste the entire link and send it to that person. As long as they receive the entire link, they will be able to submit the payment on your behalf without logging into your portal.
  • Note: Checking account payments take approximately 5-7 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) to process. Your enrollment will not proceed until your payment is received. We strongly recommend payment via credit or debit card.
  • Once payment is received, a confirmation email will be sent to the student.

Remember, your matriculation fee is nonrefundable after the priority reply deadlines listed below. We must hear directly from you, the applicant, regarding your plans to enroll at Linfield or decline your offer of admission. You may call, email or submit the form in your portal, but it must be from you, and not a parent. You’ll also want to ensure you withdraw your application at the other institutions to which you’ve been admitted. They will appreciate hearing of your plans, even if they are a bit jealous you’ll be joining us at Linfield.

While we would love to have you as part of our community, if you’ve decided Linfield isn’t the right place for you, we understand. We’d still like to hear about your plans. You can also cancel your application through our online portal. Simply click on "reply to offer of admission" and select "No, I will not enroll at Linfield."

Priority response deadlines

May 1
Fall first-year
Jun. 15
Fall transfer
Dec. 15

Questions before you commit?

We hope you become one of our 1,400 students from 19 states and 19 countries. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out! We'd love to answer them.

The Office of Admission
Michelbook House
450 SW Linfield Ave, McMinnville, OR 97128