Inside Linfield - New Students

Academic Advising for New Students

New first-year and transfer students can get prepared for registration ahead of time.

At Linfield, academic advising is based on a system of shared responsibility. Prior to their first semester at Linfield, students are assigned a peer mentor and a faculty advisor who serve as guides in preparation for college success. Faculty advisors and peer mentors work with new first-year and transfer students to develop meaningful academic plans that relate to students' academic and life goals. Additionally, the Academic Advising office supports all Linfield students.

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Academic Advising and Registration Checklist (Fall 2021 Start)

Complete the items on this checklist (also under the New Students menu) to prepare for your first semester at Linfield. You will receive more in-depth advising, long-term academic planning, and support from your assigned Registration & Orientation Leader (ROL) and faculty advisor.

  1. Set up your CatNet Password and Linfield email account
  2. Complete your Advising Profile (in your Admission Portal) 
  3. Complete the required forms on WebAdvisor
  4. Prepare your course schedule and alternatives for the fall semester
  5. Consult with your Registration & Orientation Leader (ROL) to answer questions 
  6. Pre-load your preferred courses and sections into WebAdvisor
  7. More information and resources available in the Advising & Registration Readiness Guide (requires Linfield email address)

Fall Start Students: Need help? Contact your Registration & Orientation Leader!

Registration & Orientation Leaders (ROLs) will be available starting in May to assist you with the registration process – including selecting classes. ROLs will be reaching out to you via phone or email in May and June to help you navigate the registration process. ROLs can also connect you with a faculty member in the area you are interested in studying. New first-year students will be assigned a faculty advisor later in the summer. Check your Linfield email account to stay up to date with important information.

New transfer students will be assigned a faculty advisor as early as March, who will assist with the registration process. New transfer students will be able to register as early as April with current Linfield students according to how many credits have transferred to the institution at that time.

Spring Start Students: Need help? Contact Academic Advising.

Peer Advising Specialists in the Office of Academic Advising will be available in the fall to assist you with the registration process. Transfer students will be connected with a faculty member in the area they are interested in studying, and work with them to select a schedule. New first-year students will be assigned a faculty advisor as well, but will work with Peer Advising Specialists to select and register for a schedule. Check your Linfield email account to stay up to date with important information.

New transfer students will be assigned a faculty advisor as early as October, who will assist with the registration process. New transfer students will be able to register as early as November with current Linfield students according to how many credits have transferred to the institution at that time.