Flexibility for Students Affected by Natural Disasters
Since the school year has begun, we’ve seen a number of natural disasters and tragedies impact communities across the country. If you have been directly impacted, we hope, first and foremost, that you and your family are safe and healthy.
We know that these tragedies can have both an immediate and lasting impact on a students’ ability to be successful in school, remain involved in their community, and continue with their college search and application process. As we continue through the application cycle for 2018 admission, please note the following:
- Our priority deadlines have no bearing on the opportunity for admission, scholarship and financial aid. If a student’s interest in Linfield is still strong, we invite their application when they are prepared to submit it – be that November 1 or February 1 for first-year students, and April 15 for transfer students.
- While all required materials must be submitted before we begin the file review process, should a transcript or recommendation be missing, we’ll simply hold the file until it’s complete and review it with all the information.
- If a student’s senior year grades have been impacted, please utilize the Additional Information section of the Common App, space in Linfield’s Member Questions, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with an explanation that would be helpful for us to understand the most recent grades.
- We re-evaluate scholarship offers if improved test scores are submitted after an admission offer is sent. If a student intended on re-taking the SAT or ACT this fall and were unable to, we welcome the first scores with the chance to submit new later. Or, simply wait until they are able to sit for the exams again and send the new scores.
- If applying for need-based financial aid using the FAFSA and it no longer accurately reflects the family’s financial situation, our financial aid office would be happy to begin a conversation with a family about the best process to provide a clearer picture.
To sum it all up: whatever we can do to help ease the coming months and this process, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate. We welcome questions from students, parents and counselors. Contact the admission counselor in your area, or the Office of Admission at 800-640-2287.