Online and Continuing Education OCE Admission

Apply for Admission

Congratulations on taking the first step toward a degree or certificate through Linfield College’s Online and Continuing Education program.
To apply to a Linfield OCE program, follow the directions below.

If you have previously attended another college or university, you are required to submit all official transcripts. Students with fewer than 60 transferrable credits must also submit an official high school transcript or copy of GED scores.

Go to

If you have already started an application with Linfield College, click on Log in. If you are unsure of your username and password, you can request a new password. Otherwise, create an account to start a new application using your email address, first and last name and birthdate.

A temporary PIN will be sent to your email address (subject line Linfield College Online Registration) to activate your account. You will use the temporary PIN to set a new password and enter Linfield’s Application Management Portal.

Click Start New Application, where you will be given the option to start the 2019 Online Degrees & Certificates application. In the pop up box, click Start New Application.

Your application will include:

  • Personal Background
  • Academic History (please list all schools attended including your high school and post-secondary studies)
  • Employment
  • Academic Interests
  • Financial Aid
  • Application Fee ($50, non-refundable, payable online by credit card)

Once submitted, an admission counselor will follow up regarding your application status, next steps and additional requirements. You will also be able to check the status of your application at with the email address and password you created.

Mail official transcripts to:
Linfield College
Admission - Online & Continuing Education
900 SE Baker Street Unit A448
McMinnville, Oregon

You will receive an admission packet and transfer credit evaluation showing your credits awarded after all your transcripts have been received. 

Students are always welcome to contact the Office of Admission at 503-883-2213 or with any questions about this process.

Admission for Former Linfield Students:

  • Your admission application for Linfield's online program will remain active for two years (or eight semesters), if you haven't finished your application or started courses within two years of applying you will need to submit a new application and official transcripts.

Admission for International Students:

  • Students with international credentials will need to submit a translated credential evaluation with their admission application, please contact your admission counselor for additional information

  • International students residing in the United States must follow the U.S. immigration regulations for online course enrollment

  • Applicants who had international credentials, but are citizens or can file for Federal Financial Aid are exempt from submitting proof of English proficiency

  • Applicants to Linfield’s Online and Continuing Education Program who are non-native English speakers will be required to show evidence of English proficiency prior to admission. Students who present TOEFL scores of 550 and above (paper-based exam) or 213 and above (computer-based exam) are generally eligible for admission with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 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 the Inquiry Seminar INQS 126 within their first year in the program. Students who score higher than 5.5 are admitted with no restrictions.

Non-Degree Application

  • Allows a student to take an online course with Linfield College prior to completing the formal admission process. To take coursework as a non-degree student:
  1. Submit the Non-Degree Student Application and obtain approval from the Director of Admission to enroll as a non-degree-seeking student
  2. Select a course from the list of current online course offerings
  3. Submit the add/drop form for your selected course
  4. Non-degree students may qualify for tuition remission if they are one of the following:
  • over the age of 65 and not wishing to receive credit
  • a regular, full-time or part-time, faculty member, administrator or non-exempt employee
  • a dependent of a regular employee