(For a complete list of college-wide policies, see the online catalog at http://www.linfield.edu/catalog.html)
Tuition (per semester credit)..................................$410.00
Audit (non-credit) per semester credit...................$205.00
Credit by Examination...........................................$395.00
Evaluation Fee (CPL, ACE)(per semester credit).....$50.00
Online Course Fee (per credit)................................$50.00
Per class of 3-6 credits.......................................$150.00
Late Registration Fee................................................$50.00
Payment is required at the time of registration. You have the following options:
A late registration fee of $50 is charged for registrations received after the date published in each schedule.
Materials, lab fees, travel costs, etc. are not included in the cost of tuition. See the individual course listing for additional fee information. These are generally nonrefundable. The online fee is non-refundable after the start of the semester.
Tuition + Fee Refund
Refunds are applied in accordance with the Federal statute for colleges and are calculated on the date you notify the DCE office that you are dropping a class. No refunds are permitted after 60% of the class has been held. The fee for online courses is non-refundable after the start of the semester. Fees for travel courses may not be refundable.
Application fees are not refundable after the official evaluation is complete.
If you have a CatNet account you may register on WebAdvisor. You may also pay your balance online using Visa or MasterCard. If you register for your classes online and are not eligible for financial aid or other third party payment, you should pay your account in full the next full business day after you register through WebAdvisor.
If You Are Eligible For Financial Aid
You must be admitted to the college and have submitted a FAFSA, LAFA and an academic plan to the financial aid office before registering online. Be sure to register for Fall and Winter at the same time if you wish use your Fall aid to cover the combined tuition.
If You Are Eligible For Veteran’s Benefits
The Certifying Official will certify your enrollment each semester you are registered. For questions on this or other VA benefits, please contact Cheryl Wright, Linfield DCE Certifying Official, at 503-883-2597, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If You Pay Your Tuition By Check
You may register online and mail your check to the DCE office.
Am I Registered And How Do I See My Grades?
You can check on WebAdvisor. Set up your CatNet account as soon as you are admitted and register for class.
If you have questions regarding registration, please contact the DCE office via email at email@example.com or call 800- 452-4176 or 503-883-2447.
Students who want to audit a class must make that decision by the end of the first week in the term or semester. Changing to audit after the first week is not an option.
It is the student’s responsibility to drop a class before the end of the business day on the posted deadline and to check through WebAdvisor to ensure the drop has been processed. No withdrawals are permitted after the posted deadline to do so.
How do you decide whether to drop a course or stay in and try to complete the requirements?
The final date to withdraw with no notation on your transcript and the final date to withdraw with a W on your transcript are printed on page 1 of each class schedule and on the Division of Continuing Education Academic Calendar online.
No record of the class will appear on your transcript if you drop a class prior to the early withdrawal date. If you drop after that date but before the last date to withdraw, the course will remain on your transcript, and a W will appear in the grade column. The W will not affect your grade point average.
If the last scheduled class meeting is prior to the last date to withdraw, you must drop the class one week in advance of the last meeting. The policy for dropping a class is entirely separate from the tuition refund schedule found on page two of the schedule.
A student’s academic achievement is recorded on the permanent academic record in the following grades:
A, A-................ Excellent comprehension of the material and exceptional performance.
B+, B, B- ......... Above average capability and better than normal performance.
C+, C, C- ........ Adequate understanding of the material and acceptable performance.
D+, D .............. Marginal comprehension of the material and below average performance.
F ...................... Inability to deal successfully with the material and inadequate performance.
S .................... “Satisfactory.” Acceptable understanding of the material and adequate performance. Equivalent to a C or better. There is no GPA calculation for this grade.
U ................... “Unsatisfactory.” Marginal comprehension of material and inadequate performance. Equivalent to a C-minus or poorer. Counts as zero quality points in GPA calculation.
Use of “+” and “-” following a letter grade is at the discretion of the individual faculty member.
While the following designations are not grades per se and do not affect grade point averages, they are used on academic records in lieu of grades in certain instances:
CE ............ Credit earned by examination.
AUD ......... Audit implies regular attendance and participation in the course.
W ............. Withdrawal. The designation of withdrawal is given when the student requests to withdraw from a class prior to a published deadline.
I ............... Incomplete. An incomplete is given at the discretion of the instructor when the quality of work is satisfactory but the course requirements have not been completed for reasons of health or other circumstances beyond the student’s control as determined by the instructor. Each incomplete assigned must be accompanied with a contract statement agreed to by both the instructor and the student as to:
IP ........ In Progress. An In Progress designation is used for thesis, research, independent study, and internship courses when a continuing project must be extended for legitimate reason beyond the semester or term. The extension may not exceed an additional semester without approval of the Curriculum Committee. If the work is not completed within the stipulated time, as noted by the instructor, the instructor may report a grade in lieu of the F that will otherwise automatically be assigned with failure to complete the course.
AW ..... Administrative Withdrawal. The designation Administrative Withdrawal is entered on the record in the case of a student who is officially registered in a course but who has not attended the class and not requested the designation of withdrawal. No quality points are entered into the student’s grade point average (GPA). Logging on constitutes attendance for online courses.
With a Linfield CatNet account (email account) you may see your grades, registered classes and GPA on the Web. For instructions, go to the DCE website, current students, computer accounts.
Important notices will be sent to your Linfield CatNet account.
Many employers require a grade report before providing reimbursement for tuition and book costs. To expedite the reimbursement process, ask your professor for an early grade report. You may copy the form in the back of this book. You may also call the DCE office and request an unofficial copy of your transcript to use for reimbursement.
Once recorded on an academic record, a grade may be changed only in the case of clerical error or faculty recalculation. All other grade changes must be petitioned through the Academic Support Committee.
For purposes of computing your grade point average (GPA), quality points are awarded as follows:
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Only the grades you earn in Linfield courses are computed on your Linfield transcript. The process of computation is as follows: the number of credits you received in any Linfield class for which you received a letter grade is multiplied by the number of quality points assigned for the grade earned. The total number of points thus calculated is then divided by the total number of credits earned in the courses taken. The resulting figure is your GPA.
At graduation time an overall GPA is computed only for purposes of distributing honors. This GPA encompasses all grades you have received in coursework taken to meet graduation requirements whether at Linfield or elsewhere.
To order an official transcript simply write to the Registrar’s office or to the DCE office and indicate the name and address of the institution and/or individual to which you want an official copy sent. Include your signature and student ID number. The fee is $5 for the first official transcript and $1 for each additional transcript requested at the same time.
Your Linfield transcript records all credits accepted by the college as well as course grades. You may fax a transcript request and include a credit card number and your signature.
Academic records are evaluated at the end of fall, winter, spring and summer semesters. Any student whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 will be placed on probation. DCE students on academic probation will have 12 semester credits (the equivalent of a full load for one term) in which to bring the cumulative GPA above 2.00.
The probation policy is also the standard used to determine normal academic progress as defined by the Office of Financial Aid.
If a student fails to bring his or her cumulative GPA above 2.00 within 12 semester credits of Linfield coursework after being placed on academic probation, the student shall be suspended from the College.
Students are notified of their academic suspension status by certified mail immediately after the appropriate semester or term. For any further inquiries about the academic suspension policy, students should contact the DCE office.
Suspended students shall have the right to request a Student Policies Committee review. Students may submit an academic suspension appeal letter to the Student Policies Committee via the DCE office. In addition to the appeal letter, students may ask that any Linfield College faculty member or administrator submit a letter of support to the Student Policies Committee on their behalf. The support letters should also be submitted to the DCE office. Students will be notified of the Student Policies Committee decision at the earliest possible date. For any further inquiries about the academic suspension appeal policy, students should contact the DCE office.
Academic work is evaluated on the assumption that the work presented is the student’s own, unless designated otherwise. Anything less is unacceptable and is considered academically dishonest. Academic dishonesty includes:
Cheating. This includes using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic work submitted for credit.
Plagiarism. Submission of academic work for credit that includes material copied or paraphrased from published or unpublished works without documentation.
Fabrication. Deliberate falsification or invention of any information or citation in academic work.
Facilitating Academic Dishonesty. Knowingly helping or attempting to help another to violate the College’s policy on academic dishonesty.
Students guilty of such acts are subject to disciplinary action. In dealing with academic dishonesty, the instructor shall have discretion as to what penalty to impose regarding the course grade. Instructors are required, when discovering a case of academic dishonesty, to inform the Dean of Students, as well as the student, in writing of the incident within 10 days of the discovery of the offense. The Dean of Students is responsible for referring all cases involving more than one offense by the same student directly to the College Judicial Council. The Judicial Council may impose College-level penalties upon the offending student. Students may also appeal a decision of an instructor to the Judicial Council.
Petitions for exemptions to academic policies of the College may be submitted to the Student Policies Committee of the faculty. By definition, the petitions must argue why a rule which otherwise applies to everyone should be set aside in the case at hand. Discuss the issue with your advisor first. Send all petitions to the attention of the Associate Registrar, DCE.
Academic grievances concerning teaching and learning should be settled as close to the level of student-faculty contact as possible. If a student believes s/he has been treated arbitrarily or capriciously by an instructor in a grade assigned or other ways, s/he should first talk to the instructor. If the matter remains unresolved, the student should discuss a petition with her/his advisor. If a student decides to petition for a change of grade in a course, the student must submit all graded material for review by the residential faculty who teaches the course. The student should be forewarned that grade changes are rare and that the second faculty member could actually recommend a lower grade.
Every faculty member and student has the right to conditions favorable to teaching and learning both in and out of the classroom. To foster and maintain such conditions, students have the responsibility to conduct themselves individually and in groups, in a manner which promotes an atmosphere conducive to teaching, studying, and learning. Students are expected to uphold academic and personal integrity, to respect the rights of others, to refrain from disruptive threatening, intimidating, or harassing behavior, or behavior which is harmful to themselves, other persons, or property. Faculty have the right and responsibility to foster an environment conducive to teaching and learning, and should this be threatened by student behavior, faculty are authorized and encouraged to initiate steps to deal with the issue.
In keeping with the mission of the college, Linfield is committed to providing an environment which is safe and fosters excellence in learning for its students and in work performance for all of its employees. Therefore, the misuse and illegal use, possession, transportation, distribution, manufacture, or sale of alcohol and other drugs is not permitted on property owned or controlled by the college, or while representing the college on business or in other college sponsored activities. The use of alcohol on college owned or controlled property, or at events associated with Linfield programs, is restricted to those of legal drinking age.
The Linfield College Catalog lists the requirements for all degrees offered by the College. Each catalog goes into effect at the beginning of the fall semester the academic year of issue and expires at the end of the summer session the seventh academic year after publication.
In order to receive a degree, a student must have satisfied, at the time of graduation, all college requirements for the degree as listed in one catalog. These include requirements common to all bachelor’s degrees and BA or BS requirements. The catalog may be either the unexpired catalog in effect when the student was first admitted and enrolled at Linfield or any subsequent catalog in effect while the student was enrolled that has not yet expired. Students enrolled in programs that are accredited or licensed must meet the requirements most recently approved by the accrediting agency or licensing authority.
Former students who wish to complete graduation requirements more than 10 years after their initial enrollment at Linfield must apply for readmission and complete all the requirements in effect at the time of enrollment.
One year prior to your intended date of graduation, you are expected to submit an Intent to Graduate form and send it to DCE. This form can be printed from the Linfield.edu/dce website. Once your Intent to Graduate form has been submitted, you will be placed on a commencement mailing list. Meet with your advisor to review your degree audit and design a final academic plan. The DCE Registrar will confirm that you are on track for graduation..
Linfield holds formal commencement exercises at the close of the fall and spring semesters. Any student who has completed all his or her degree requirements since the previous ceremony is eligible to participate. Students may participate in commencement if they:
On graduation day students who have not fully completed their degree requirements receive blank diplomas. After completing all outstanding requirements they receive their actual diplomas.
Honors are awarded on the basis of your grade point average for all graded work on your transcript with the exception of courses taken at foreign universities.
Summa cum laude. This distinction is awarded to graduating seniors achieving a cumulative grade point average no lower than that achieved by the upper 3% of the preceding graduating class.
Magna cum laude. This distinction is awarded to graduating seniors achieving a cumulative GPA no lower than the upper 10% and no higher than the upper 3% of the preceding graduating class.
Cum laude. This distinction is awarded to graduating seniors achieving a cumulative GPA no lower than the upper 25% and no higher than the upper 10% of the preceding graduating class.
Commencement is a festive time, a time for you, your family and friends to celebrate your achievements as a student. The high point of the day is, of course, the graduation ceremony itself, when you and your fellow seniors receive official recognition as Linfield graduates. You will participate in this ceremony with students from the McMinnville and Portland campuses as well as other Adult Degree Program students. At commencement other events contribute to an atmosphere of celebration. A baccalaureate worship service takes place for those who wish to express their joy in religious terms. The service is nondenominational but broadly in keeping with Linfield’s American Baptist heritage.