Next Steps

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 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 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 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.


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

4 Submit Health Records

Health Services
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.

Disability Services
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.


✔ Graduation date
✔ School stamp or seal
✔ Signature from a school official

Dual Credit
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.

Transfer Students
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.