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
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. For more information, visit Learning Support Services.
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 advisors at any time, however once a major has been chosen, the advisor must be in that department. Change of advisor requires signatures from the old and new advisor. Students uncertain about the choice of a new advisor should ask for assistance from the Office of Academic Advising.
I am double majoring. Do I need to declare an advisor for each major?
It is not required to declare an advisor in each of your majors, though you must have a faculty advisor in the department of one of your majors. However, you are strongly encouraged to consult faculty members in each of your majors.