Freshman Admission Requirements

Lincoln University admits students who may benefit from and contribute to its educational programs, regardless of age, race, creed, sex, color, religion, national origin or handicap.  The University tries to provide each applicant the opportunity for a college education.

All applicants applying as a freshman must possess a high school diploma or GED diploma.  Admissions decisions cannot be made without receipt of all required admissions materials.

As an open-enrollment institution for Missouri residents, applicants who are Missouri residents and have earned a high school diploma or GED diploma are eligible for admission to Lincoln University.

Applicants who are non-Missouri residents must ean a high school diploma, graduate from high school with at least a "C" average (typically a 2.00 or greater GPA) and have completed/passed all state-appropriate exit exams to be eligible for admission to Lincoln University.

High School Core Curriculum

The following high school core curriculum, developed by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education, is required for college-bound students, beginning with the high school graduating class of 2010:

  • 4 units of English, two of which must emphasize composition or writing; one unit may be speech or debate
  • 3 units of Mathematics at the the high school level algebra and beyond, including algebra II
  • 3 units of Social Studies, including American History and at least one semester of government
  • 3 units of Science, not including general science; one unit must be a laboratory course
  • 1 unit of Fine Arts
  • 3 units of Electives which are to be selected from foreign language and/or two or more of the areas listed above; 2 units of foreign language are strongly encouraged 

ACT/SAT Information

Applicants must submit results from either the ACT or the SAT examination.  Scores should be sent directly to Lincoln University.  Our ACT code is 2322; our SAT code is 6366.  Information about the ACT, including test dates, can be found here; information about the SAT, including test dates, can be found here 

Homeschooled Applicants

Homeschooled students are encouraged to apply for admission to Lincoln.  Homeschooled students will be evaluated similarly to students who attended/are attending a public or private high school.  Homeschooled students must submit a transcript that lists the courses taken and grades earned as well as official ACT or SAT results.  The transcript must be submitted with the parent's (or homeschool administrator's) notarized signature.