Academic Advising for Current Students
Every Linfield student has a faculty advisor who provides guidance and mentorship throughout the Linfield journey. Consultation with and/or approval by the advisor is required for many of the academic program decisions that students make. Because academic advising is based on a system of shared responsibility, students are expected to prepare for and attend regular meetings with their advisors throughout their studies at Linfield. Refer to the Academic Advising Roadmap for a visual of the advising process!
- Pre-professional Advising
- Nationally Competitive Scholarships
- Major Declaration and Switching Advisors
- Information for Undecided Students and assistance in choosing a major
- Academic Plan Worksheet (Word Doc / PDF)
- Declaration of Academic Program / Change of Advisor
- Weekly Schedule Worksheet (Word Doc / PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm having trouble deciding on a major?
There are many resources available to help students choose a major. Visit the Declaring a Major page for information.
I'm struggling in my classes. Where can I go for help?
Learning Support Services provides help to students with time management, note-taking, and test taking strategies. Tutoring for specific courses is also available.
Can I take summer classes and transfer them to Linfield?
Yes. Credit earned at another accredited institution can be transferred to Linfield and applied toward a student’s academic program. Students wishing to take classes at another school may obtain pre-approval for such work by completing the Approval for Study at a Domestic Institution Outside Linfield College form (available from the Registrar’s office).
How do I change advisors?
Students are welcome to change faculty advisors at any time, however once a major has been chosen, the faculty advisor must be in that department. Change of advisor requires a signature from the new advisor. Students uncertain about the choice of a new faculty advisor should ask for assistance from the Office of Academic Advising. View a list of Linfield's faculty advisors for more information.
I am double majoring. Do I need to declare a faculty advisor for each major?
It is not required to declare a faculty advisor in each of your majors, though you must have a faculty advisor in the department of one of your majors. Regardless, you are strongly encouraged to consult faculty members in each of your majors.