Application Procedure


Linfield University accepts The Common Application. The Common Application can be submitted online (

A complete application includes the following:

  1. The Common Application.
  2. Responses to all questions on the Linfield University Member Page. Please note that your short answer questions cannot exceed 200 words (or 1,000 characters including spaces and tabs).
  3. Essay (submitted online with The Common Application).
  4. School Report (from your high school counselor or other school official). Home-schooled applicants must submit the Common Application Home School Supplement to the Secondary School report, available online at
  5. One Teacher Recommendation from an academic course (English, math, second language, social science or natural science).
  6. Official High School Transcript (sent or submitted directly from the high school). Home-schooled applicants must submit an official transcript from a national home-school agency, or if not from a national home-school agency, a detailed transcript with grades, course names and course descriptions from the home-school coordinator. A transcript template is available in the Common Application Home School Supplement to the School Report, which can be found online at Applicants without a high school diploma must provide an official copy of the GED. If the GED was taken prior to December 2013, an overall average score of 450 is required. If the GED was taken after December 2013, the standard score on each of the four examinations must be a 150 minimum and the total score must be 680 or higher.
  7. Official SAT Reasoning (writing optional) and/or ACT (writing optional) scores. Linfield University is a test-optional institution. Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher may apply Test-Optional. Students who apply Test-Optional will not be eligible for our highest academic scholarship. For questions about whether or not to apply without scores, please contact the Linfield Admission Department. All students with lower than a 3.0 cumulative GPA must submit scores. For all students submitting scores, if more than one score is submitted, Linfield will use the higher score. Board scores will be considered official if sent from either the testing agency or high school. To have your scores sent directly from the College Board (SAT), include school code 4387 on your Registration form. For the ACT, include school code 3466. Board scores included on the Common Application cannot be considered official and will not complete a student’s application. Students whose first language is not English may be required to take a written and oral assessment during orientation if they are admitted to and enroll at Linfield. Upon receiving testing results, they may receive assistance from Linfield’s English Language and Culture Program (ELCP) for academic preparation before being admitted to a full load of academic courses.
  8. Mid-Year Report. Early Action candidates should not submit the Mid-Year Report until after 7th semester or 10th trimester grades have posted.
  9. Final Official Transcript. A final high school transcript, with graduation date, is required for all matriculating students. Registration and financial aid disbursement may be delayed if the transcript is not received.
  10. If applying for need-based financial aid, complete the FAFSA. The McMinnville campus code number is 003198.