First Year Student

Undergraduate Admissions

We're here to help make each step toward becoming a Lincoln Lion a smooth experience. Follow the steps below to apply to become a first-year student at Lincoln University.

Who should apply as a freshman?

You are a freshman applicant if you are currently attending high school, home-school, or you received a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) but have not enrolled at a college/university.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

  • Application opens: Sep. 15
  • Priority decision: Feb. 1
  • FAFSA priority filing deadline: Apr. 1
  • Decision deadline for admitted students: May 1

Spring Semester

  • Application opens: Jul. 1
  • Priority decision: Nov. 15 
  • Decision deadline for admitted students: Dec. 15

STEP 1: Complete an undergraduate admission application

Apply online using the Lincoln admissions application. There is no cost to apply and you need to submit only one application to be considered for admission. Be sure to review the information listed on the application for accuracy.

STEP 2: Submit required supplemental documents

Transcript

First-year applicants should submit transcripts for all high school coursework completed. If applicable, college coursework should also be submitted. Applicants can upload transcripts directly through their Lincoln application portal.

To be admitted, applicants will need the following high school record:

  • 4 units of English
  • 3 units of Math
  • 3 units of Sciences
  • 3 units of Social Sciences
  • 2 units of Arts or Humanities
  • 1 unit of Health or Physical Education
  • 5 units of Elective Coursework

Note: An official final high school transcript is required prior to enrollment demonstrating satisfactory academic progress and high school completion.

Standardized Test Scores

First-year applicants should request to have official ACT or SAT scores sent directly to Lincoln. Alternatively, applicants can upload an unofficial pdf copy of the standardized test scores directly through the Lincoln application portal. Unofficial scores must include the students name, address and date of birth.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) School Code: 2367
American College Test (ACT) School Code
: 3614

Note: Although application materials can be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions via postal mail or fax, we encourage and prefer the electronic submission of required documents.

  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Admissions Update
To address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic directly impacting students ability to take or retake standardized tests, we have developed a tentative test-waiver option for first-year students. The Lions Ignited For Triumph (LIFT) program provides students with the opportunity to waive the SAT or ACT test score requirement for admission. Students must select “LIFT” on the admissions application for Fall 2021 consideration. Additional supplemental items will be required. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information.

STEP 3: Check admissions application status

We understand applicants will be eager to know if they’ve been accepted, but don’t worry if you don’t hear right away. It can take up to 15-20 business days during our peak season (October – February) for processing supplemental documents. To view any missing supplemental items and to review an admission status, please access your Lincoln application portal. Once these steps have been completed, an admissions representative will review the application and a decision letter will be available for review in the application portal. Applicants will receive an email when a decision is available.

Application Review

You can schedule a virtual appointment with your admissions counselor if you have any questions about navigating the admissions process.

Questions?
Please contact us!

Office of Admissions
1570 Baltimore Pike
Lincoln University, PA 19352
Phone: 484-365-8000 or
toll-free: 800-790-0191
Fax: 484-365-8109

Mrs. Nikoia Forde '11, MBA

Director, Undergraduate Admissions
Office: 800-790-0191
E-mail: nforde@lincoln.edu

Ms. Shanice Pereira ’16, M.A.

Assistant Director for Recruitment & Outreach
Office: 484-365-7210
E-mail: spereira@lincoln.edu

Ms. Bria Sproul, M.S.

Campus Experience Recruitment Coordinator
Office: 484-365-7205
E-mail: bsproul@lincoln.edu

Ms. Yolanda Brooks

Admissions Specialist
Office: 484-365-7209
E-mail: ybrooks@lincoln.edu

Mr. Charles Anderson

Admissions Counselor
Office: 484-365-7208
E-mail: canderson2@lincoln.edu

Ms. Kenyatta Austin ’11, M.Ed.

Transfer Admissions Counselor
Office: 484-365-7207
E-mail: kaustin@lincoln.edu

Mr. Quincy Barnes ‘19

Admissions Counselor
Office: 484-365-7232
E-mail: qbarnes@lincoln.edu

Mr. Nicolas Nwarache

Admissions Counselor
Office: 484-365-7229
E-mail: nnwarache@lincoln.edu

Mr. Corey Hammond

Admissions Specialist
Office: 484-365-7202
E-mail: chammond@lincoln.edu