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 Lincoln University, the prospective student should submit the following items:

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

Some additional documents or a personal interview may be required for a certain group of applicants (International Students) or for admission to specific degree programs (see Admission Requirements for BA, BS, MBA, MS, and DBA).

The application will be evaluated when all documents are received, then the applicant is notified of his/her admission status. All application documents used for admission process become the university property independent of the admission result and cannot be returned. Copies of original documents should be notarized and accompanied by notarized English translation (if not printed in English).