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Understanding your Transfer Summary

The Transfer Summary (in Self-Service, under Academics) lists your transferable coursework (based on the official transcripts we have received to date). To see how these courses apply to graduation requirements, view My Progress, also in Self-Service. For more information about the Linfield Curriculum, see the university catalog.

General explanation

Each school you have attended will be listed; clicking on the name of the school will show any courses that have transferred to Linfield. 

The left column will list the course at the other institution, while the "Equivalent Course" column lists the Linfield course it was transferred as. The "credits" column immediately following the Linfield course shows how many Linfield credits were awarded.

Please note the following:

  • Transfer Summary contains information about the academic calendar of the transfer institution. If you see the same number of credits accepted (Equiv Transfer Credit) as were transferred (Transfer Credit), both institutions are on the semester system. If the credits accepted in transfer are less than the number of credits listed for the courses accepted in transfer, the transfer institution is on the quarter system. One quarter credit converts to 0.67 semester credits. It is important to note that credit has not been lost—it has been converted from the 10-week quarter system to the 15-week semester system.
  • The courses from each college or university are listed separately. If you have transfer credits from multiple institutions you can calculate your total transfer credits by combining the subtotal from each school.
  • If a good match for a Linfield course was not found, the transfer course will be listed as general credit by using the subject code and the course level followed by TR (e.g., BIOL*1TR or HIST*2TR). These courses apply as elective credit towards graduation unless accepted by a specific department as contributing to major or minor requirements.
  • Courses that satisfy any combination of Linfield Curriculum (LC) requirements are listed with the appropriate combination of abbreviations (e.g., BIOL*1NW or HIST*2VPGP) and will show on the Program Evaluation as counting toward LC requirements.
  • Please be prepared to submit course syllabi for any courses you would like reviewed for an alternative equivalency.
  • Linfield categorizes various athletic, service, leadership and creative activities as paracurriculars (e.g. HHPA*0TR). Note that no more than 8 credits in paracurricular courses (with no more than 4 courses from any one department) may count toward the 125 semester credits required for graduation.
  • Transfer credit is not computed in the Linfield GPA.

Combining transfer courses for equivalency to one Linfield course

In some instances, especially for courses from institutions on the quarter system, a course equivalency will be made based on the following formula: two (or more) courses from the transfer institution are required for equivalency to one (or two) Linfield course(s). In this case, the courses will be clustered on the transfer summary.