ACT National Examination (and SAT equivalent score)

Starting with the Fall 2014 semester, candidate's applying for admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) will be required to have an ACT composite score of 18 or higher.  If you do not have an ACT composite score of 18 or higher, or do not have an ACT score at all, you will need to obtain the required score before you will be admitted to the TEP.

If you have taken the SAT, your score on the Reading and Math sections combined must be 870 or higher.

The ACT is offered three times per year at Lincoln University and six times per year nationally.  For more information about the ACT, including registration, please visit  The following chart contains the test dates for the 2014-2015, with test dates offered at Lincoln marked with an asterisk (*):

Test Date

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Required)

September 13, 2014

August 8, 2014

August 9–22, 2014

October 25, 2014*

September 19, 2014

September 20–October 3, 2014

December 13, 2014

November 7, 2014

November 8–21, 2014

February 7, 2015*

January 9, 2015

January 10–16, 2015

April 18, 2015

March 13, 2015

March 14–27, 2015

June 13, 2015*

May 8, 2015

May 9–22, 2015

Chart source:

For more information on taking the ACT at Lincoln, click here.

The SAT is not currently administered at Lincoln University.

If you have any questions, please contact your advisor or Dr. Cheryl Hibbett ( for more information.