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