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 January based on the date in which the FAFSA is received. The Office of Financial Aid will communicate any FAFSA issues via email, postal mail or by phone. If your FAFSA is valid, you should receive your award packet approximately 10-14 business days after your offer of admission to the University. Below are some helpful links to assist you in finalizing your Financial Aid award packet.

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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. For questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Timeline: October 1 – April 1

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. 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: Plan for New Student Orientation

Over the next few months you will be contacted by various departments and all notifications will be sent electronically to your Lincoln email account. Your email account will be created after you have submitted your non-refundable admissions deposit. Once you have successfully logged into your account, please be sure to check it regularly to ensure all necessary requirements are completed prior to your scheduled arrival date. Instructions for accessing your Lincoln University email account can be found here. Check Lincoln email account for information regarding New Student Orientation and Move-In.

Timeline: April 1 – July 1

Step 5: 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: April 1 – July 1

Step 6: 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 7: 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