Online and Continuing Education


Those interested in pursuing a degree or certificate through Online and Continuing Education may contact the Office of Admission. Complete program information is also on the website ( Applicants must have official transcripts sent from all colleges and universities attended.

Click on each program link for additional admission information:

In order to be admitted, an applicant must have a cumulative collegiate GPA of at least a 2.500 on a 4.000 scale1. Students who have never attended an institutionally accredited college must provide proof of a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. Students who have obtained a high school diploma must have a cumulative GPA of 2.500. Students whose college or high school GPA is under the requirements will be asked to submit an explanation of their academic challenges. Exceptions must be petitioned through the Director of Admission.

Due to federal regulations governing online programs and international students, applicants who are not U.S. citizens or who are not permanent residents in the U.S. may not be admitted to an online program at Linfield University while they are visiting the U.S. International students may apply to an online program if they plan to complete their studies outside of the U.S.

Applicants who are non-native English speakers will be required to show evidence of English proficiency prior to admission. Applicants with TOEFL scores of 550 (paper)/80 with writing subscore of 24 (iBT), or IELTS 6.5 and IELTS academic writing subscore 7.0, are generally eligible for admission with a minimum grade point average of 2.500 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 may be admitted and would be required to complete INQUIRY SEMINAR (INQS 126) within their first year in the program. Students who score higher than 5.5 may be admitted with no restrictions.

Online and Continuing Education applicants must pay a $50 application fee.


Admitted students who have paid their matriculation fee and wish to update their start term must submit the Deferral Request Form, available online from the Office of Admission. If deferred enrollment is approved, the student may not enroll in another college or university during the deferred time-period without prior consent of the Director of Admission. 


A disciplinary matter or criminal conviction, whether occurring prior to the time of application, while the application is under review, or after the admission decision has been made, may affect the University’s decisions regarding admission, enrollment, or course of study. Linfield University reserves the right to rescind admission or enrollment in such circumstances. In addition, because offers of admission and enrollment are based upon a record of academic achievement, Linfield reserves the right to rescind admission or enrollment upon receipt of a final high school transcript or most recent college transcript reflecting a significant decline in academic performance or showing that specific program prerequisites have not been met. Finally, if an application misrepresents any information, for any reason, admission or enrollment may be rescinded at the University’s discretion.


Note that the undergraduate Elementary Education major has different GPA admission requirements.