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Lincoln University Offers New Admissions Opportunities In Response To Pandemic

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – Lincoln University recognizes the challenges faced by students and families as people around the world struggle to adapt to the unique new normal presented by COVID-19.

“Nationwide, prospective students and families have tough decisions to make over the next several months and the times ahead will require a level of empathy, sacrifice, and commitment said Dr. Kimberly Taylor-Benns, who oversees enrollment management. “We at Lincoln University understand the importance of these decisions and are working to support the families of both current and prospective students.”

Lincoln supports new students as they navigate enrollment from application to matriculation by reimagining processes to address the pandemic, helping students overcome barriers, and providing virtual resources.

In response to COVID-19, the Office of Admissions led by Nikoia Forde quickly launched several initiatives to support prospective students impacted by the Coronavirus.

  • Free Application: Students may submit a free application to apply to the University through June 1.
  • Tentative Test-Optional Opportunity: Students impacted by the cancellation of the SAT and ACT can participate by invitation to the Lion's Ignited for Triumph (LIFT) program. LIFT provides students with a 3.0 GPA or higher with the opportunity to waive the SAT or ACT score requirement for Fall 2020. Instead of the test score, students must participate in an interview.
  • Virtual Tours: There is a virtual tour available for students seeking to learn more about Lincoln University. 
  • Experiences for Admitted Students: Admitted students are invited to Lincoln + Chill, an exciting Virtual Admitted Student Experience providing an inside look at all things Lincoln University with a special message from President Allen. The admissions team reimagined the in-person admitted students event that was planned for early April and sent over 700 treat boxes with snacks to get students excited about Lincoln and Chill.
  • Live webinars: Admitted students who have questions about the enrollment process or want to learn more are invited to join one of the weekly webinars with admissions, financial aid, residence life, and athletics.
  • Need-based Scholarships: To minimize financial barriers, Lincoln offers need-based scholarships to eligible students to help close the financial gap.
  • Acceptance Deposit Extension: The enrollment deadline is through June 1. Additionally, to provide the most flexibility and support to families experiencing financial hardship, incoming new students with a FAFSA on file may submit a request to the Office of Admissions for enrollment fee ($275) assistance.

Contact the Office of Admissions at for more information.