Application Procedures

APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR TRANSFER STUDETNS TO THE MCMINNVILLE CAMPUS

Linfield welcomes applications from students qualified to transfer from regionally accredited colleges and universities. Academic credit is awarded for work in courses corresponding to those offered at Linfield, and for which a grade of “C” or better has been earned. To be considered a transfer candidate, students must have successfully completed at least 12 transferable semester credits post high school graduation or receipt of GED; students who have fewer than 12 transferable semester credits may apply as a first-year applicant. Transfer applicants are evaluated on the same basis as first-year-students.

Students applying to the McMinnville campus must use the Common Application.

A completed application includes the following:

  1. The Transfer 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. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  5. One recommendation from either a college professor or a former high school teacher (preferred if fewer than 2 years since high school graduation) or a work supervisor.
  6. If the candidate has completed fewer than two years full-time enrollment at either a community college or a four-year college or university at the time of application, proof of completion of secondary/high school must be provided. One of the following must be submitted:
    • An official final high school transcript showing graduation date.
    • 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
    • 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. If the candidate has completed fewer than two years full-time enrollment at either a community college or a four-year college or university at the time of application and the final cumulative high school GPA is below 3.000, official SAT Reasoning (writing optional) and/or ACT (writing optional) must be submitted.
  8. Students applying for need-based financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Federal School Code number is 003198.

Transfer Admission Options

Date Event
McMinnville Campus – Fall
September 1 Begin accepting transfer student applications
October 1 Priority filing date for FAFSA
April 15 Priority deadline for transfer student admission applications
May 15 Transfer student notification date
June 15 Transfer reply date ($400 matriculation fee due, non-refundable after June 15)
McMinnville Campus – Spring
September 1 Begin accepting transfer student applications
October 1 Priority filing date for FAFSA
December 1 Priority deadline for transfer student admission applications
December 15 Transfer student notification date
January 15 Transfer reply date ($400 matriculation fee due, non-refundable after January 15)