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Pre-College Applicants

Policy and Instructions

High school juniors and seniors may enroll in only one class and up to five credits per semester with the approval of the high school principal, the Linfield faculty member teaching the course and the Linfield director of admission. High school juniors and seniors are not eligible for January Term classes. Students who have graduated from high school or who have received their GED are not eligible for admission as a pre-college student. Enrollment in Linfield University courses is on a space-available basis. Students must receive Linfield grades of “C” or higher to continue taking Linfield courses and maintain adequate and progressive academic progress in the subject area of the Linfield course.

Cost per credit is $495 and there is a $50 one-time application fee. Students enrolled in more than five credits will pay the McMinnville campus rate per credit hour over five credits.

Students must have completed their sophomore year of high school and maintain a cumulative 3.50 high school GPA.

Transferable college credit is given after the student has received a secondary school diploma. Financial aid is not available for pre-college students.

Application process and requirements

1. Review the current course offerings and select a preferred course and up to two alternative courses of interest. Please note lab/course fees and prerequisite courses.

2. Complete the Non-Degree Student Application.

  • In the prompt “I would like to take a class” select “On the McMinnville campus”
  • In the prompt “I am a:” select “High School Student”
  • Submit the one-time $50 application fee

3. Request an official high school transcript be submitted the Linfield University. The transcript should be mailed to:

Office of Admission
Linfield University
900 SE Baker St
McMinnville, OR 97128

4. Receive approval from your high school principal. An approval form will be sent to the principal upon submission of the application.

5. Placement exams may be required for some subjects.

6. A brief interview with either the Director of Admission and/or the Registrar will be required prior to acceptance as a pre-college student.

Once admitted as a pre-college student, the Office of the Registrar will contact the faculty member for approval and complete the registration process. The Office of the Registrar will provide additional instructions at that time.