As the new school year is upon us, we wanted to provide you some quick updates regarding Linfield. Have a colleague who would also appreciate receiving updates from Linfield? Encourage them to submit our counselor information request form.

    Linfield University

    On July 1, Linfield College officially became Linfield University. The name change reflects our move to a university-model and the addition of graduate programs. A College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Business will join our long-standing School of Nursing, which launches our new Masters of Science in Nursing in Leadership in Healthcare Ecosystems. However, the undergraduate experience remains largely unchanged - small rigorous classes taught by knowledgeable and supportive faculty in a residential university environment.

    Test Score Requirements

    For students applying for Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 enrollment, SAT and ACT scores will not be required for admission, scholarship or financial aid. An application for admission will only require an official transcript, school report (completed by a counselor), and a teacher recommendation. A counselor letter of recommendation is optional.

    Our new temporary policy is an update from our prior test-optional admission plan, where scores would be considered if submitted. Now, there is no need to submit any score reports to Linfield.

    Virtual Programs This Fall

    As we will not be able to visit schools and attend college fairs this fall, we are working on a robust schedule of virtual programs. These will include daily information sessions and topic-specific programs, including academic offerings, student life and athletics. We are also hosting weekly information sessions specifically for school counselors. You can view the schedule and sign up online. These sessions will provide updates on Linfield and time for you to ask questions without students present.

    In addition to our Linfield-specific programs, we will be participating in the NACAC and PNACAC Virtual Fairs, too. And, if you wish to schedule a virtual visit for your school, contact your admission counselor, Peyton Smith.

    Campus Visits

    We are once again able to offer visits to Linfield's campus. Each day, we offer four, two-hour individual campus visits. Visits may consist of a campus tour, led by an admission counselor or current student, financial aid appointment and coach visit. Visits must be requested 48 hours in advance and we are unable to accept walk-in visitors at this time. Full details, and our calendar to register, is available online.

    Thank you for your continued support of Linfield among your students' post-secondary options. We look forward to working with you again this year.

    Office of Admission
    Linfield University
    McMinnville, Oregon



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    Photo of MU on a beautiful summer day.
    Today I’m sending a special hello from beautiful Oregon, and I’m including some good news for your students!

    Several months ago, long before the pandemic upended our lives, we at OSU began discussing the benefits of The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) for undergraduate students in the western states.  After much consideration, research, and paperwork, I want to let you know that it’s official:

    Oregon State has joined WUE!

    You probably already know about WUE, but if you don’t you should: It allows students from 15 US states and territories outside of Oregon to pay no more than 1.5x in-state tuition.

    We’ll be rolling out the details over the coming weeks, but want you to be among the first to know. Some quick answers to common questions:
    • The award is not automatic, but competitive; the award is based on a holistic review of the student’s application (remember, OSU is permanently test-optional for freshman admission)
    • Financial needs may be considered, but is not a requirement
    • There are no restrictions on college or major: Students applying to all OSU colleges and majors are eligible
    • Our WUE participation begins with the class entering Fall 2021
    We hope a little good news brightens your day and the prospects for your students, in an otherwise difficult year.  While it appears we won’t be traveling to visit high schools or attend college fairs in the fall, we hope spring will bring us back to some semblance of normal; and we look forward to seeing our colleagues who work with students then.

    In the meantime, feel free to reach out to anyone on the OSU admissions staff with your questions.


    GCU Technology: Your Place in Space


    As the Program Development Specialist for Technology at Grand Canyon University, I am pleased to invite your high school and community college students across the country to an exciting technology competition: Your Place in Space.

    Participants will collaborate within a software development & IT infrastructure lifecycle in a series of storyboards created by GCU Technology faculty relating to an outer space adventure! Solve technology related problems associated with topics like:

    • Computer Science
    • Cybersecurity
    • Data Analytics
    • Database Infrastructure
    • Information Technology
    • Project Management
    • Software Engineering
    • Software Development

    Complete milestones, change storylines and accumulate as many points as possible throughout the event to win! No prior technology experience is required. Spots are limited, so sign up today. Please share this unique competition to as many of your students as possible who would be interested in the above fields!


    GCU Technology: Your Place in Space

    Event Dates:

    Jan. 25 – Jan. 29





    Register for Your Place in Space


    Please contact me with any questions.

    Lopes Up!


    Grand Canyon University is committed to supporting you on your educational journey and your opinion is important to us.  If at any time you would like to share more about your experience at GCU with my supervisor, Daniel Hazy, please feel free to contact him at (602) 247-4686 or via email at daniel.hazy@gcu.edu or send to resolutions@gcu.edu