Application Procedure - Online and Continuing Education
Those interested in pursuing a degree or certificate through Online and Continuing Education may contact the Office of Admission. Complete program information and application forms are also on the website. Applicants must have official transcripts sent from all colleges and universities attended.
In order to be admitted, an applicant must have a cumulative collegiate GPA of at least a 2.000 on a 4.000 scale. Students who have never attended a regionally accredited college must provide proof of a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. Exceptions must be petitioned through the Student Policies Committee.
Due to federal regulations governing online programs and international students, applicants who are not U.S. citizens or who are not permanent residents in the U.S. may not be admitted to an online program at Linfield College while they are visiting the U.S.
Applicants who are non-native English speakers will be required to show evidence of English proficiency prior to admission. Applicants with TOEFL scores of 550 (paper)/80 with writing subscore of 24 (iBT), or IELTS 6.5 and IELTS academic writing subscore 7.0, are generally eligible for admission with a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in previous college work.
Prospective students may choose to take a Linfield Essay Test in place of the TOEFL. Those who earn a score of 0-3.5 out of a possible 6 on the essay test are not admissible to Linfield. Those who earn a score of 4-5.5 are admitted and are required to complete INQS 126 Inquiry Seminar within their first year in the program. Students who score higher than 5.5 are admitted with no restrictions.
Linfield College recognizes a Co-Admission relationship with Central Oregon Community College, Chemeketa Community College, Clatsop Community College, Columbia Gorge Community College, Linn-Benton Community College, Oregon Coast Community College, Portland Community College, and Tillamook Bay Community College for students enrolled in an associate degree of nursing program. The application process includes completion of a Co-Admission application and the submission of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Only students who apply to and are co-admitted to Linfield College are entitled to: (a) free application to Linfield College, (b) catalog year designation of the year the RN program is started, (c) advising and support services at both institutions, and (d) joint financial aid (for qualified students) if enrolled at both institutions concurrently. The catalog year for co-admitted students will expire the sixth consecutive academic term (including fall, January, spring, summer) after awarding the associate degree if the student has not enrolled in at least one Linfield College course by this time. In no case will this provision exceed the catalog expiration policy as stated on page 15. If the catalog year expires, the catalog year will reset to the fall of the academic year the student takes their first Linfield College course.