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Withdrawal Policies and Procedures

Dropping or Withdrawing from Courses

Students may drop a course before the end of the third week of a semester or at the end of the first week of a term without any notation appearing on the academic transcript. Students withdrawing after the end of the third and before the end of the 10th week of a fall or spring semester, or after the end of the first week and before the end of the third week of a January Term, or before the end of the sixth week of a summer term, will receive a withdrawal designation (W) on the transcript. After the above dates, students may not withdraw from a course, unless they are withdrawing from all of their courses as noted below. 

Leave of Absence or Withdrawal from Linfield

Students who need to take time away from their studies, whether temporarily (up to one year) or permanently, must notify the registrar and other administrative offices as deemed appropriate (e.g. financial aid and residence life). The date that the registrar is informed determines the start date of the leave or withdrawal and the last date of attendance/participation determines the return of Federal Aid.      

Withdrawal from all courses: For students withdrawing from all courses due to an emergency, medical situation, or disciplinary suspension, courses will be dropped or withdrawn as detailed in the section on dropping or withdrawing from courses, except that the withdrawal deadline may be extended.

Students pursuing nursing: Taking a leave of absence from Linfield to complete prerequisite courses may result in the forfeiture of resident status, and require application to the School of Nursing in the general application pool.

Medical leave of absence: The purpose of a Medical Leave of Absence (MLOA) is to provide students time away from Linfield University for treatment of a medical or a mental health condition that impairs a student’s ability to function successfully or safely as a member of the College community. Because of the potential impact both to the individual student and to the Linfield community, the college has the responsibility to establish criteria regarding eligibility for re-enrollment of students receiving a MLOA.

The Vice President of Student Affairs and Athletics/Dean of Students must approve all Medical Leaves. The Student Health, Wellness and Counseling Center will collect appropriate documentation regarding the medical status of the student requesting the MLOA. Portland Campus students should contact the Portland Enrollment Services office to begin this process. Online and Continuing Education students should contact the Director of Online and Continuing Education to begin this process.

To initiate the process of reinstatement, contact the McMinnville Campus Office of Student Health, Wellness and Counseling Center, the Office of Student Affairs, or the Office of Enrollment Services.