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Linfield University

McMinnville, OR 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate83%
Acceptance Rate83%

LC Admissions

If you want to apply to LC, the regular decision application deadline is February 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who submit their applications to LC for fall semester should hear back from LC by April 1.

LC Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of LC's admissions stats.

LC 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist No

Linfield University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Linfield University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 1 January 15
Regular Decision Yes February 15 April 1

Want to Apply Early to LC?

LC does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. LC will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

LC accepts about 99% of early action applicants and 83% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, LC admitted 758 of the 768 who applied early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Linfield University Admissions

Transferring to Linfield University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to LC

LC has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into LC?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at LC

Wondering what factors are considered by LC during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Academic GPA Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with LC for more information on admission factors.

LC Application Requirements

To apply to LC, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with LC's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into LC?

Students admitted to LC have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7. LC considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

LC does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

LC does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Linfield University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to LC.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is April 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by May 15.

Transfer students can enroll in LC during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

LC Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to LC?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to LC.

Does LC accept transfer credits?

✅ LC accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. LC accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does LC accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ LC accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to LC?

✅ LC is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is LC's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for LC is 83%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at LC?

❌ LC does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at LC?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at LC was 99% in 2021.

Want To Learn More About LC?

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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LC Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into LC? LC is a somewhat selective institution. The LC acceptance rate is 83%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.


LC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to LC is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to LC is Apr 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

LC ACT Scores


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LC SAT Scores


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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At LC, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.71. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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