International Students

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International Students2017-05-10T14:00:51+00:00

Students for whom English is a second language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination and have their scores sent to Lincoln College. Any international student with a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 213 on the computer-based, or 79 on the internet-based TOEFL may be granted admission to Lincoln College. Students whose scores are lower may be granted conditional acceptance if space is available.

Deposit and Refund Policies

A $25.00 application fee must be included with student’s application for admission to Lincoln College. In addition, the college requires that a $75.00 enrollment deposit and, if residing in the residence halls, a $125.00 housing deposit be paid upon acceptance to the College to guarantee housing and classroom space. While the application fee is nonrefundable, the deposits are refundable until May 1 if students decide not to attend Lincoln College

International Student Application Procedure

  1. Admissions Application: Students must complete all items on the application to the college. Students must always print their complete name below their signature and underline their family name.
  2. Educational Records: Applicants must submit official transcripts of records to World Education Services either in English or translated into English from all secondary or middle schools attended.
  3. If the transcripts of the international student are in English, official transcripts may be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions at Lincoln College. If the transcripts are in any language other than English, they must be translated in English by a professional translator.
  4. English Proficiency (TOEFL): All international students whose native language is not English must submit their TOEFL scores. The Test of English as a Foreign Language is administered several times each year at many locations throughout the world. To make arrangements to take the test, students should write directly to the Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 899, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, U.S.A. or contact the nearest United States Embassy, consulate, or United States Information Service office. Applicants who have already taken the TOEFL should request the Educational Testing Service to send their scores to Lincoln College. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 79 on the internet-based test is required for admission. An ACT or SAT score may be submitted in place of a TOEFL score only if the country’s native language is not English.
  5. Financial Resources Requirement: All international applicants must submit proof of adequate finances for the entire period of planned attendance. An official letter from the student’s financial institution is required.
  6. Payment Requirement: $50.00 enrollment and $125.00 housing (if resident student) deposit.
  7. I-20 Issuance: Once procedures one through six (1-6) above have been fulfilled, an I-20 permit will be issued.

Upon Acceptance

  • Upon notification of acceptance to Lincoln College, the student must forward a $125.00 enrollment and $125.00 housing (if resident student) deposit in order to register for classes and guarantee housing space.
  • The student must attend a Student Orientation and Registration (S.O.A.R.) event, participate in placement testing, and register for classes with the help of a Lincoln College academic advisor.
  • Financial aid advisement is available to interested students (all students enrolling in six hours or more are required to file an application for financial aid and turn in the results S.A.R.S. to the Financial Aid office at Lincoln College within six weeks of each semester).
  • Submit all required health documents, including immunization information, providing compliance with regulations established by the Department of Public Health.

Confirmation of Early Registration

Students must pay tuition and fees or make arrangements for deferred tuition payments (if needed) on a prescribed date before classes begin. This step confirms the class schedule.


For students who have not registered early by attending a S.O.A.R. event, a regular registration period will be held prior to the start of classes each semester.

More Information

Choosing a college is an important and sometimes difficult decision. Catalogs, letters, and brochures are helpful, but none can replace seeing the campus and meeting the personalities who make up the Lincoln College community. Plan a visit soon by calling our admissions office at (800) 569-0556. We are here to welcome you on weekdays from 8 a.m – 5 p.m. and on Saturdays by appoint­ment only.