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Understanding your Transfer Equivalency Report (TRER)

General explanation

The TRER is the document that lists the courses that you have taken at other institutions that have been accepted at Linfield, based on the official transcripts we have received to date.

The left side of the document lists the courses that were completed at the transfer institution. The right side lists how the transfer credits have been accepted by Linfield and how they will be represented on your program evaluation.

Please note the following:

  • The TRER 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 TRER.

Understanding your Program Evaluation

The Academic Evaluation, also knows as the degree audit, lists courses according to the Linfield graduation requirements. The information on the Academic Evaluation is explained below in the order in which it appears on the page. This document is available on WebAdvisor under the heading “Academic Profile” and menu item “Program Evaluation.”


Program Summary

Institutional Credits shows that 30 institutional (Linfield) credits are required and the number you have currently earned. Overall Credits shows that 125 credits are required and the number of credits that you have currenlty earned. This includes any transferable credits we have accepted and any credits you have completed at Linfield. Overall (cumulative) GPA is also listed here. This is calculated using only courses completed at Linfield.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree

This section of the Academic Evaluation will appear after the major is declared.

Requirements for the Major

Once the major(s) have been declared the requirements appear in this section of the Academic Evaluation. The minimum major GPA for graduation is 2.00; however, some majors require a higher GPA. In the case of more than one major, we list the majors in alphabetical order.

Linfield Curriculum

Our general education requirements consist of 10 subrequirements. Only two courses may be used from any one department. The upper division requirement must be a 300-level course or above and may not be from your major department. If you have two majors, the upper division course may be from one of the majors. Courses accepted in transfer from another institution are listed in the appropriate categories.

Paracurricular and Experiential Learning

Each student is required to take three paracurricular classes, one of which must be a physical education or dance class. All Linfield paracurriculars have course numbers below 100. A total of eight paracurricular credits may be counted in the 125 credits required for graduation and only four of these may be from any one department.

Please note the following subrequirements:

  • First Year, Transfer, or Online Colloquium – 1 class required.
  • Physical Education or Dance – 1 class required. Maximum of 4 courses from the same department.
  • Paracurriculars – 3 courses required. Maximum of 8 credits counted toward the 125 credits required for graduation. No more than 4 courses can be from the same department.

Additional Majors/Minors

The format is similar to the first major listed above.

Other Courses

Courses used as elective credit are listed as other courses. Some of these courses may apply to a major or minor, when declared.