Completing the Freshman Application
To apply you will need to:
- Submit your application online
- Send your high school transcripts
- Send ACT and/or SAT scores
Acceptance to Lincoln College is based on a student’s high school record and standardized test scores. In select cases, a personal interview and letters of recommendation are required. Generally students with an ACT composite score of 16 and a cumulative GPA of a 2.00 or higher may be admitted without restriction. Those with an ACT composite score of 15 or lower may be admitted upon review by the Assistant Director of Admissions and if accepted are accepted on a conditional acceptance.
AP & CLEP Credit
Students may qualify for advanced placement in or exemption from college course by taking Advanced Placement Program or College Level Examination Program exams. These scores should be sent to Lincoln College through College Board, using code 1406.
- Be sure the email address and phone number you used on your application is active and check it often.
- Contact your admissions counselor if you have any questions during the admissions process.
- Submit your application online
- Send your official high school transcripts
- Send your ACT and/or SAT scores
- Send all college transcripts from any college or university you have attended
Acceptance to Lincoln College is based on a student’s high school record and standardized test scores. In select cases, a personal interview and letters of recommendation are required. Generally students with an ACT composite score of 16 and a cumulative GPA of a 2.00 or higher may be admitted without restriction. Those with an ACT composite score of 15 or lower may be admitted upon review by the Academic Review Committee and if accepted are accepted on a conditional acceptance with the requirement of participation in our linked courses program.
Transfer students with less than a 2.0 college GPA, if accepted, will start at Lincoln College on academic probation and must maintain a GPA of above a 2.0 their first semester.
If you have questions or concerns about applying to Lincoln College, please feel free to contact our office so we can assist you during the application process.
Are you looking for a great education, a lively campus, and faculty who are best known for their friendly attitudes and willingness to help you succeed? Then welcome to Lincoln College.
The experience our students have here is described by many as being personal and quaint. There’s a reason why so many international students choose to start their first two years of college here. Many of the international students who are admitted and begin their collegiate career here take part in extracurricular athletic teams such as soccer, swimming, and cross country, as well as get involved in other campus activities. We love to have the diverse backgrounds these students bring with them to our campus because it makes our campus richer and our students are able to learn from one another.
Our international students reside from Brazil, Fiji, Columbia, Botswana, Australia, Kenya, Norway, South Africa, Argentina, and Denmark, just to name a few countries.
To apply you will need to submit:
- An application online
- Your official high school transcripts
- Including an official course-by-course evaluation from a foreign credential evaluation agency.
- IELTS or TOEFL scores
- An ACT or SAT score may be submitted in place of TOEFL only if the student’s native language is English.
- Proof of adequate finances for the entire period of planned attendance.
- If you are being sponsored by another individual, group or organization, you must also provide the 2020-2021 International Sponsorship Form.
Lincoln College requires international students to have their transcripts evaluated by a professional organization that specializes in evaluating foreign transcripts. See the table below for a list of options.
|Company||Basic/General Eval Fee||Detailed Eval Fee||Other Eval Fee||Processing time||Mailing Costs||Other Costs||Notes:|
|Educational Perspectives||$85.00||$135.00||Rush – $85 (2-3 days)||5 days||Courier Service: Domestic – $35; Int’l – $60; Priority Mail: $10||Detailed Eval required and includes course by course evaluation with grades and calculated GPA|
|Academic Evaluation Services||$80.00||$140.00||Rush – 100% additional||4 weeks||USPS Express: $25; Int’l – $50||Detailed Eval Required = course by course evaluation|
|Center for Applied Research, Evaluation and Education Inc.||High school – $75; Bachelor – $75||High school – $100; Bachelor – $120||GPA calculator – $20||2-4 weeks||Domestic – $10-25; Int’l – $35||Detailed Eval Required = course by course evaluation|
|Educational Credential Evaluators||$85.00||Course-by course = $110-$140||Course-by course = $140; Rush – $50-80||4 weeks||Domestic – $35; Int’l – $60||Course by Course required. 5 days rush = $80; 12 days rush = $50|
More InformationIf you have questions or concerns about applying to Lincoln College, please feel free to contact our office so we can assist you during the application process.
Dual Credit Program
Cost of courses
2019-2020 dual credit course costs: $140/credit hour per semester
$420 for a 3 credit hour course
$560 for a 4 credit hour course
Tuition payments are made directly to Lincoln College before the first day of class. A payment plan may be requested by contacting the Lincoln College business office at 217.735.5050 ext. 7225. Please note that tuition balances must be paid in full before registering for dual credit courses in subsequent semesters.
Textbooks are provided and delivered to the high school (at no cost to the student or the high school) by Lincoln College. The high school faculty member will instruct the students to sign and comply with the textbook rental agreement upon receipt of the textbook. The rental agreement forms will be returned to the Lincoln College Bookstore. At the end of the semester, the textbooks will be returned to Lincoln College. Fees will be assessed to any student not returning a textbook to Lincoln College.
Application process and eligibility
All students must complete the Lincoln College Dual Credit Application. There is no application fee and applications must be processed before students can take the Accuplacer placement test.
Students must be in good standing as either a junior or senior and must have the appropriate academic background prior to taking each course:
Seniors: 3.0 GPA
Juniors: 3.5 GPA
Students who wish to enroll in math courses may be required to take the Accuplacer placement test. Students may resubmit transcripts after new final grades are issued, should their GPA meet the minimum requirements to exempt testing. To continue in dual credit courses students must meet the academic progress standards of Lincoln College.
Accuplacer Placement Testing
Some students taking a math course may be required to take the Accuplacer test which will be administered by a Lincoln College staff member. There is no time limit on the test and approved calculators may be used. Depending on the math Accuplacer score and math ACT subscore, students may be allowed the opportunity to take a test-out math exam for a $20 fee. Additionally, students are allowed to retake the Accuplacer test for a $20 fee.
Student grades will be recorded on an official Lincoln College transcript which will be a permanent academic record for the student that will list all courses and grades received.
After beginning a dual credit course if a student wishes to withdraw, they must file the appropriate paperwork within the appropriate deadlines as posted on the Lincoln College academic calendar. Students need to understand that a withdrawal may result in future loss of financial aid.
Dual credit courses are recorded on the student’s transcript and are considered in future financial aid eligibility. Accordingly, students must be mindful of the financial aid consequences of taking a college course.
All high school students enrolled in college classes are held accountable to academic policies, rules, and regulations as specified in the Lincoln College-Lincoln catalog. For more information, please see www.lincolncollege.edu.
All of your hard work has paid off and now you’re ready for your next chapter – Becoming an official Lincoln College Lynx!
YOU ARE IN! Congratulations!
As a newly admitted student, you will want to start planning your transition to Lincoln College. In order to secure your spot in the academic program and residence hall of your choice, be sure to complete the following important steps:
1. PAY YOUR DEPOSITS
To accept your admissions offer, submit the $50.00 enrollment deposit. The enrollment deposit is not an additional expense, only a pre-payment that is deducted from your tuition costs. Pay your deposit online at lincolncollege.edu or by mailing a check or money order to the Admissions Office.
To reserve your housing, submit the $125.00 housing deposit as soon as possible after acceptance. Next, complete the housing application at lchousing.lincolncollege.edu to select your preferred residence hall and roommate. Housing notifications are sent via mail in mid-July.
2. APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID
Apply for financial aid by completing the FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. You should file the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1. We encourage you to complete the FAFSA by November 1 to qualify for the most aid. Contact the Financial Aid Office for assistance or questions.
LINCOLN COLLEGE FAFSA CODE 001709
3. RESERVE YOUR SOAR DATE
Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) is designed to help students make a smooth transition into college. All new students are required to take part in this one-day program. To be eligible to attend SOAR and register for classes, the Lincoln College Office of Admissions must have a record of your enrollment and housing deposits.
During SOAR, students and parents have the opportunity to meet and visit with Lincoln College administrators, faculty, and staff through a variety of sessions while also meeting future classmates. In addition, students will get their Lynx ID picture taken, take the placement test(s), if applicable, meet with an academic advisor, register for classes, and tour the campus. Parents and students can also visit various departments on campus such as Financial Aid, Health Services, Housing, and Academic Affairs.
For the registration form and additional information, visit soar.lincolncollege.edu.
4. SUBMIT HEALTH RECORDS
All full-time students are required to complete certain health records prior to the first day of classes. The Health Services Office will mail a packet of information to you once your enrollment deposit has been processed. To download the required paperwork, visit the health services website. Submit all health forms by August 1.
The Office of Disability Services provides and assists all students who have documented disabilities with appropriate accommodations and services. For more information regarding eligibility and provided services, please contact the Office of Disability Services.
5. SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS
Current High School Students
After you graduate, submit a request to your guidance counselor to have your final, official transcript sent to Lincoln College, Office of Admissions. Many schools allow you to submit this request prior to graduation. Transcripts must be received by August 1.
OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS MUST HAVE:
✔ Graduation date
✔ School stamp or seal
✔ Signature from a school official
If you have taken dual credit coursework, submit an official transcript from each college or university through which you will earn credit even if these courses appear on your high school transcript or on other college transcripts. Submit your transcript request to the registrar at each college or university after you have completed your courses.
After you complete your final semester at your current college, request that the institution send a final transcript to Lincoln College. If you have less than 24 transferable college credit hours, you will also need to request your official high school transcripts. Transfer students who intend to apply for financial aid, who have not earned an associate’s degree, will be required to submit high school transcripts or an official GED score report in order to receive financial aid. Transcripts must be received by August 1.