General Admission Requirements

High school graduation or its equivalent is a prerequisite for entering all programs at Lincoln University. The high school level GED or similar tests may be accepted in lieu of high school graduation.

To apply for admission to the University, the prospective student should submit the following items:

  1. The application for admission form and one passport-size photograph;

  2. A non-refundable application fee of $95;

  3. Original high school diploma, or an equivalency certificate for a secondary education attestation accompanied with the official transcripts; or their notarized copies; or other documentation to prove high school graduation or its equivalent*;

  4. Official transcripts from each postsecondary program from which applicants wish to transfer credit (for applicants who attended other postsecondary educational programs)*;

  5. A one-page essay to explain the applicant's interest in a Lincoln University program;

  6. A resume with summary of all work, extracurricular activities, and educational history of the applicant (graduate degrees only);

  7. A photocopy of an identification document* and a social security card (if it exists).

* For international students, please see International Student Admission requirements.

Some additional documents or a personal interview may be required for a certain group of applicants (see below) or for admission to graduate degree programs. The application will be evaluated when all documents are received, then the applicant is notified of his/her admission status. A temporary acceptance may be granted to applicants who have provided the University with evidence of qualification for admission, but have yet to submit official records, test scores, or additional materials required. All application documents used for admission process become the university property independent of the admission result. The documents cannot be returned. Applicants should keep copies of the documents for references. Copies of original documents should be notarized.