Admissions - Undergraduate

+ Coronavirus FAQs

Is it too late to apply for Fall admission to Lincoln?

No, you can submit a free application today. The admissions office will remain open virtually, and admissions processes continue. If you are interested in applying for admissions, our team can assist you with your application, and status check. Connect with Admissions Counselor today for next steps.

When can I visit campus?

Our physical campus is currently closed and Lion Campus Tours have been suspended through May 31. However, we have a virtual tour for students seeking to learn more about Lincoln University.

My school has transitioned to a pass/fail grading system. Will this impact my admission decision?

Lincoln University has offered a Pass/Fail system for our students this Spring. If your school has decided to similarly change their normal grading system to reflect Pass/Fail grades, we completely understand. Pass/Fail grades will not negatively impact your admission status as long as you pass your courses. For students enrolled in high school, Pass/Fail grades will not negatively impact your ability to be considered for admission.

I am a high school senior and my scheduled SAT or ACT has been cancelled. What can I do?

To address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic directly impacting your ability to take or retake standardized tests, we have developed a tentative test-waiver option for first-time freshmen. The Lions Ignited For Triumph (LIFT) program provides you with the opportunity waive the SAT or ACT test score requirement for Fall 2020. To be admitted as part of the LIFT program for the 2020-2021 academic year, you must have at least a 3.0 gpa. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information.

Campus tours and admitted student events are cancelled. How can I learn more about Lincoln prior to submitting my acceptance deposit?

While virtual events cannot replace the vibrant energy of our campus, visiting is not an option right now as we practice social distancing. While we know this may come as a disappointment, your safety and well-being is a top priority. You can use the following resources to stay informed:

  • We have officially launched Lincoln + Chill, an exciting Virtual Admitted Student Experience. This experience gives you an exclusive opportunity to learn more about us. Log in today, to stream our shows!
  • Visit our admitted students page, which outlines detailed next steps in the enrollment process.
  • Join us for a webinar to connect live with members of the financial aid, residence life and admission teams.
  • Stay tuned for emails that will include important information about our academic programs, student life, campus resources, and additional options to get to know us better.

How much is the acceptance deposit? When is the acceptance deposit due?

Our acceptance deposit for the 2020-2021 academic year is $275. In order to provide the most flexibility and support to students and families, the acceptance deposit deadline has been extended from May 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020.

My family is experiencing financial hardship and I cannot afford the acceptance deposit. What can I do?

We understand. All incoming new students with a FAFSA on file are eligible to delay payment of the acceptance deposit. Please contact for more information.

Will new students still be expected to arrive at the end of August for the fall semester?

At this time, there are no plans to change new student move-in for the fall semester.

Upon entering the gates of Lincoln University, a student immediately feels accepted into a community that values families, and relationships. The faculty, staff, and administrators want to nurture, engage, develop and introduce you to ideas and people understanding that the campus, community and the world is your classroom.  

Lincoln University experience inspires and nurtures students to view success as a necessity, not an option. The result has been a long and growing list of alumni who have achieved extraordinary things in all areas of society.

Sometimes, the most extraordinary success is in finding yourself – discovering your passion, transforming your ideas into reality, learning how to make it on your own, and drawing strength from the extended family Lincoln will become to you.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is here to help you through the admissions process by answering your questions and addressing your concerns.

Lincoln University welcomes military service members or veterans to our Campus. We support your success and are here to help you navigate the admissions process and provide a seamless transition from military to college life. For more information about our support for veterans and how to apply for undergraduate admissions as a veteran.

Take the first step where being the first matters: 
Choose Lincoln University.

Admissions Events

Alumni Spotlight

1991 Graduate Fred Thomas Jr.

Lincoln has a proven record of producing so many brilliant creative talents like Langston Hughes, Romare Bearden and Gil Scott-Heron. If I had to do it all over again, it would always be Lincoln. It has made me into the scholar, artist and humanitarian I am today.

Fred Thomas Jr. ’91
  • Award-winning Director, Playwright,
  • Producer for 12’ x 9’
  • Latest feature film "24 Hour Love"

We are here to help

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Lincoln University, Lincoln University, PA 19352
484-365-8000 or

Dr. Kimberly Taylor-Benns

  • Associate Provost for Enrollment Management

Ms. Nikoia Forde, MBA ’11

  • Director, Undergraduate Admissions

Ms. Shanice Pereira ’16 M.A.

  • Assistant Director for Recruitment & Outreach, Undergraduate Admissions

Mr. Charles Anderson

  • Admissions Counselor

Ms. Kenyatta Austin ’11, M.Ed.

  • Transfer Admissions Counselor

Mr. Quincy Barnes ‘19

  • Admissions Counselor

Ms. Bria Sproul, M.S.

  • Campus Experience and Tour Coordinator

Ms. Yolanda Brooks

  • Admissions Specialist