Transfer Student

Undergraduate Admissions

Lincoln University welcomes students choosing to continue their education with us.  The admissions process for transfer students is designed to support you, address your unique needs and provide you with a seamless transition experience. 

Who should apply as a transfer?

Apply as a transfer if you are a high school graduate or GED recipient who has registered or enrolled at a college, university, or any other school after graduating from high school.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

  • Application opens: Sep. 15
  • Priority decision: Apr. 1
  • FAFSA priority filing deadline: Apr. 1
  • Decision deadline for admitted students: Jun. 1

Spring Semester

  • Application opens: Jul. 1
  • Priority decision: Nov. 15 
  • Decision deadline for admitted students: Dec. 15

STEP 1: Complete an undergraduate admission application

Apply online using the Lincoln admissions application. There is no cost to apply and you need to submit only one application to be considered for admission. Be sure to review the information listed on the application for accuracy. Transfer applicants are required to list all formerly attended postsecondary institutions on the application.

STEP 2: Submit required supplemental documents


Transfer applicants should request that an official final high school transcript or GED and official college transcript from all postsecondary institutions attended be sent to Lincoln University’s Office of Admissions.

Lincoln University
Office of Admissions
1570 Baltimore Pike
Lincoln University, PA 19352
Fax: 484-365-8109

Transfer Certification Form

Transfer applicants must submit a Transfer Certification Form from all postsecondary institutions attended. The top portion of the form must be completed by the applicant and submitted to the Dean of Students or applicable administrator. The signed form should be sent directly to Lincoln University’s Office of Admissions from the previously attended institution.

Note: Transfer applicants must be in good standing at all previously attended institutions to be admitted to Lincoln University. Students that were enrolled in an exclusively online program may have the transfer certification form waived.

Standardized Test Scores

Transfer applicants with less than 12 transferrable credits should request to have official ACT or SAT scores sent directly to Lincoln. Alternatively, applicants can upload an unofficial pdf copy of the standardized test scores directly through their Lincoln application portal. Unofficial scores must include the students name, address and date of birth.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Code: 2367
American College Test (ACT) Code
: 3614

Note: Although application materials can be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions via postal mail or fax, we encourage and prefer the electronic submission of required documents.

STEP 3: Check admissions application status

We understand applicants will be eager to know if they’ve been accepted, but don’t worry if you don’t hear right away. It can take up to 15-20 business days during our peak season (October – February) for processing supplemental documents. To view any missing supplemental items and to review an admission status, please access your Lincoln application portal. Once these steps have been completed, an admissions representative will review the application and a decision letter will be available for review in the application portal. Applicants will receive an email when a decision is rendered.

Note: Students with prior attempted college credit who are offered admission typically receive a Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE) within 14 business days of the offer. The TCE will indicate how attempted coursework (with final grades) from other institutions will transfer to Lincoln University. Coursework in-progress will be evaluated for transfer credit when an official transcript with final grades is received. At that time, an updated TCE will be delivered from the Office of the Registrar.

Application Review

You can schedule a virtual appointment with your admissions counselor if you have any questions about navigating the admissions process.

  The Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Center

The Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Center (PA TRAC) allows students to easily identify courses and degrees that transfer to the University.  Students must meet Lincoln University’s admissions requirements. In some instances, students may be covered under a separate articulation agreement. Consult with the transfer administrator at your respective institution for more information.

  Articulation Agreements with Community Colleges

Lincoln University has articulation agreements with the following institutions.   Please review the links below for more information about the articulation agreements – the guaranteed admissions transfer arrangements – and the specific obligations of each institution.

The links below provide more information about the articulation agreements – the guaranteed admissions transfer arrangements – and the specific obligations of each institution.

  Transfer Students Frequently Asked Questions
  • How many of my credits will transfer to LU?
    We will complete a credit evaluation after the transfer student has been admitted. The Office of the Registrar will evaluate credits from accredited colleges and will consider them for transfer if they are equivalent to LU courses and are at least a “C” letter grade.  Individual classes are evaluated by the respective faculty.
  • What if I do not have 12 credits to transfer?
    If you do not have at least 12 transferrable credit hours, you will be evaluated as a first year student. You must submit standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) for evaluation.
  • Is there a maximum number of credits that I can transfer to Lincoln University?
    No. However, a student must take at least 30 credits with at least 15 credits in their major to earn a Lincoln University degree.
  • Do grades of “D” transfer?
    No. Only grades of “C” or better in addition to being 100 level or above will be considered for transfer.
  • When can I meet with an admissions counselor to discuss the transfer process?
    You can schedule a virtual meeting with our transfer admissions counselor. If you attend a community college, please contact your transfer office for more information about Lincoln University.
  • When will I be assigned an advisor?
    During orientation, just prior to the beginning of the semester, you will be assigned an advisor and register for classes.

Please contact us!

Office of Admissions
1570 Baltimore Pike
Lincoln University, PA 19352

Fax: 484-365-8109

Shanice Pereira '16, M.A.

Assistant Director for Recruitment & Outreach
Office: 484-365-7210

Jamie Thomas-McDowell

Admissions Counselor
Office: 484-365-7208

Anya Wescott '21

Admissions Counselor
Office: 484-365-7229

Kimberly Ferko

Program Assistant
Office: 484-365-7221

Yvette Johnson

Admissions Specialist
Office: 484-365-7202

Tynae Lamb '20

Admissions Specialist
Office: 484-365-7209