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About Advising

Advising Structure and Resources

Academic Advising at Linfield is centrally coordinated through the Advising office, where a team of professional staff advisors and peer student advising specialist support students and faculty advisors.

Advising Program Structure at Linfield University including Faculty Advisors, Professional Staff Advisor, and Peer Advising Specialists. The Academic Advising Office supports Advisors, Students, and the Institution.



Academic Advising at Linfield University fosters inclusive partnerships between students and advisors that cultivate holistic educational experiences and personal growth.


Academic Advising at Linfield University is a teaching and learning process that empowers students to develop and realize their personal, academic, and professional goals. Through meaningful collaborations with advisors, students make sound educational decisions that are consistent with their life goals and objectives, build a sense of responsibility, develop critical thinking, and become lifelong learners.

Student Learning Outcomes SLO: (What we want students to know, do, and value/appreciate as a result of academic advising)


  • How to find who their advisor is
  • How to identify and access appropriate academic support
  • How to access commonly used forms (Major Declaration, Etrieve registration forms, etc.)
  • How to search for course offerings
  • How to find prerequisites and/or corequisites for courses
  • How to verify registration readiness
  • How to register for courses
  • How to declare/change their academic program
  • How to change/choose their advisor
  • How to read a program evaluation (progress in self-service)
  • Understand course sequencing as it applies to the program of study (prerequisites/corequisites/standing requirements/etc.)
  • When courses are offered for their academic program
  • Where to find registration eligibility information (holds, year standing, Academic Probation, etc.)
  • The purpose of academic advising
  • Recognize what system/platform they should use based on their advising needs


  • Participate in the First-Semester Seminar Program
  • Be prepared for advising meetings
  • Contribute to/develop their educational plan
  • Meet with their advisor before the registration period
  • Register for at least 12 credits or a number that is appropriate
  • Bring a proposed schedule to advising meeting
  • Bring an alternative schedule to advising meeting
  • Investigate registration errors/holds/etc.
  • Explore academic interests and potential majors
  • Run a Program Evaluation
  • Discuss the Program Evaluation with their advisor
  • Complete all Exemplars in a timely fashion
  • Apply for graduation in a timely fashion


  • Flexibility of educational paths
  • The purpose of the Linfield Curriculum (general education)
  • Advising as enriching their educational experience
  • The value of a liberal arts education
  • The student’s role in understanding and meeting degree requirements