Admitted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University! Each year a remarkable group of students enter Lincoln’s campus to join our diverse body of scholars on an intellectually stimulating and socially empowering journey. You are only a few steps away from being a part of this life-changing experience.

What's Next?

The steps below are designed to ensure a smooth transition to Lincoln University and connect you to the resources you will need to start your academic career.

Step 1: Visit Our Campus

Come see Lincoln’s world-class programs, facilities, and faculty firsthand. There’s no better way to feel the energy, or the endless possibilities of what a Lincoln education offers, than to visit. Our Student Ambassadors will guide you on a scenic tour and share the rich history of Lincoln as you explore our beautiful campus.

Tours are conducted Monday – Friday at 10am and 2pm. To arrange your family tour, contact our Campus Experience Coordinator at 484-365-7206 or

Timeline: September 1 – May 1

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

Financial Aid can assist families with the cost of a Lincoln University education. If you would like to receive financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at . This will enable you to be considered for need-based federal and state grants, scholarship, loans, and work study. To ensure Lincoln University receives your FAFSA, please make sure to utilize the school code: 003290. Financial aid award letters are sent on a rolling basis starting in February based on the date in which the FAFSA is received and when the student provides supplemental documentation. The Office of Financial Aid will only communicate any FAFSA issues through your Lincoln email, postal mail or by phone. If your FAFSA is valid, admitted students should receive your award packet in about 10-14 business days after acceptance. Below are some helpful links to assist you in finalizing your Financial Aid award packet.

For questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid and utilize our Helpful Financial Aid Videos!

  • If you need to accept your student loans, you must use your FSA ID through and complete both the Master Promissory Note and Loan Entrance Counseling.  Instructions can be found here.
  • If you are in need of a Parent PLUS loan to assist with covering your balance, your parent must use their FSA ID to complete an application through
  • If your award letter has a red “Tentative” stamp on it, your FAFSA has been randomly selected for verification by the Department of Education. Verification forms can be found through Financial Aid Forms. Tax Return Transcripts can be requested through .

Failure to finalize your financial aid can delay your clearance for move in and affect your balance.  Cost of Attendance Information

Step 3: Confirm Your Enrollment

Ready to confirm? In order to confirm your acceptance to Lincoln, you will need to submit a non-refundable $275 admissions deposit. All new incoming students are required to pay the admissions deposit.

Online Payment
Username: 7-digit Student ID # (e.g. 0122567 include the leading zero)
Password: 6-digit Date of Birth (e.g. July 14, 2000 = 071400)

Alternatively, you may pay this deposit using a money order/bank certified check made payable to Lincoln University.

Mailing Address
Lincoln University
Office of Admissions
1570 Baltimore Pike
Lincoln University, PA 19352

Payment of your acceptance deposit will allow you to access to your Lincoln email account, housing and new student orientation.

Timeline: Any time after being accepted for admission, but no later than May 1

Step 4: Access Your Lincoln Email Account

You will be contacted by several departments concerning critical enrollment information such as financial clearance, health clearance, housing assignment and New Student Orientation. From this point forward, your notifications will be sent electronically to your Lincoln University email account.  Once you have successfully logged on to your account, please be sure to check it regularly to ensure all necessary requirements are complete prior to our mandated clearance deadline of July 1.  

Your official Lincoln email address is

Username: first name.last name (e.g., john. Doe)
Password: SSN

You can access your Lincoln email account here. Additional instructions for setting up your Lincoln email account can be found here. If you need assistance with password verification, contact the IT Help Desk at 484-365-8134.

Timeline: Any time after confirming your enrollment, but no later than May 1

Step 5: Obtain Financial Clearance

The Office of the Bursar is responsible for the billing of student accounts and the collection of tuition, fees, and miscellaneous account receivables. After May 1, an itemized bill will be available for new students, which must be paid to be eligible for registration for the upcoming semester. Fall Semester: Full payment or 80/20 prior to July 1 Spring Semester: Full payment or 80/20 prior to December 1 If you have questions or concerns regarding your bill, please contact the Office of the Bursar.

Timeline: May 1 – July 1

Step 6: Obtain Health Clearance


All incoming students are required to undergo a physical examination prior to arriving to Lincoln University’s campus. You can expect to receive a Physical Examination Form after you have submitted your non-refundable acceptance deposit. This form must be returned to the Office of Health Services.


You will not be permitted to register for your courses and/or be allowed to reside in the residence halls if you are not in compliance with the Pennsylvania State Health Department.

All of the following immunizations are required by Lincoln University in accordance with The State of Pennsylvania, which states that all school students be adequately immunized and show proof for:

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) – Two (2) dates required or (+) positive IGG blood titer report should be on file.
  • Meningococcal (Meningitis) – One (1) dose is required for admission or residing in residence halls.
  • Tetanus (or TDAP) – Required within 10 years of admission.
  • Tuberculosis (PPD) – Must be within 1 year of admission. If the reading is positive, a negative chest x-ray or (+) Quanteferon Gold test report must be on file.
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) – Two (2) dates required or (+) positive IGG blood titer report should be on file.

Please contact Heath Services with any questions or concerns.

Timeline: June 1 – August 1

Step 7: Apply for Housing

Now that you’ve made the commitment to be a Lion, you’re probably excited to figure out where will live on campus. New student housing application contracts will be available beginning April 1 for new students enrolling at Lincoln in August (Fall term). At that time, you can apply for housing online. Visit the University Housing website for the application and additional housing information. 

Housing priority for all new students is offered on a first-come, first-served basis which will be determined by the date you applied for housing. If you have a disability and require special housing accommodations please contact the Office of Student Support Services.

Note: You must confirm your enrollment (Step 3), obtain financial clearance (Step 5) and obtain health clearance (Step 6) before you can proceed with your housing application. If you have just received the necessary clearances today, it may take up to 24 hours before it is transmitted to the housing application.

Timeline: June 1 – August 1

Step 8: Submit Your Final Transcripts

You will need to submit your official final high school transcript demonstrating satisfactory academic progress and graduation. Additionally, an official college transcript from all prior attended institutions, either while in high school or as a full time student must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. Ask the registrar of each respective institution to send your transcript directly to Lincoln University.

Mailing Address
Lincoln University
Office of Admissions
1570 Baltimore Pike
Lincoln University, PA 19352

Note: International students should refer to our International Students page for credentials required by country.

Timeline: April 1 – July 15