First Year Student

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

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

  • Application opens: Sep. 1
  • 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

How to Apply

STEP 1: Complete an undergraduate admission application

Apply online using the , or the . You must submit only one application to be considered for admission. There is no cost to apply through Lincoln's Admission Application or the Common Application.

STEP 2: Submit required supplemental documents

Transcript: Submit your transcript for all high school coursework that you have completed. If applicable, college coursework should also be submitted. You may upload your transcript directly through your chosen admissions application portal.

To be admitted, you will, at minimum, 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 demonstrating satisfactory academic progress and high school completion is required prior to enrollment.

Standardized Test Scores: Request to have your official ACT or SAT scores sent directly to Lincoln. Or, you can upload an unofficial pdf copy of the standardized test scores directly through the Lincoln application portal. Unofficial scores must include your 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 get it: after applying, you'll be eager to know if you’ve been accepted. 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 your admission status, please access your Lincoln application portal. After an admissions representative has reviewed your application and materials, a decision letter will be available for review in the application portal. You will also receive an email when your decision is available for viewing.

Application Review

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

Contact Us!

Office of Admissions
1570 Baltimore Pike
Lincoln University, PA
Phone: 484-365-8081
Fax: 484-365-8109

Cerick Austin
Associate Director of Admissions
Phone: 484-365-5269

Shaun Trombetta
Program Assistant
Phone: 484-365-7221


Jamie Thomas-McDowell
Admissions Counselor
Phone: 484-365-7208

Yvette Johnson
Admissions Specialist
Phone: 484-365-7202

Tynae Lamb '20
Admissions Specialist
Phone: 484-365-7209