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International Students2018-10-16T11:19:13-05:00

International students are an important and significant part of our campus community. Our commitment to international student education sets the standard for private, residential institutions. International students are encouraged to get involved in the campus experience by participating in extracurricular athletic teams, clubs and organizations, and leadership opportunities. Lincoln College welcomes international diversity, and our application is your first step to joining the Lynx family.


To apply you will need to submit:

  1. The free application for admission
  2. Your official high school transcripts
    • Including an official course-by-course evaluation from a foreign credential evaluation agency.
  3. IELTS or TOEFL scores
    • An ACT or SAT score may be submitted in place of TOEFL only if the student’s native language is English.
  4. Proof of adequate finances for the entire period of planned attendance.
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Scholarship Opportunities

Lincoln College does not award federal financial aid assistance to international students, however, international students are qualified to apply for Lincoln College scholarship and grants with the same opportunities as domestic students. This includes scholarships based on  athletics and fine arts talent, merit-based, and annual and endowed.

Transcript Evaluations

Lincoln College requires international students to have their transcripts evaluated by a professional organization that specializes in evaluation foreign transcripts.   See the table below for a list of options.

Company Basic/General Eval Fee Detailed Eval Fee Other Eval Fee Processing time Mailing Costs Other Costs Notes:
Educational Perspectives  $85.00  $135.00 Rush – $85  (2-3 days) 5 days Courier Service: Domestic – $35; Int’l – $60; Priority Mail: $10 Detailed Eval required and includes course by course evaluation with grades and calculated GPA
Academic Evaluation Services  $80.00  $140.00 Rush – 100% additional 4 weeks USPS Express: $25; Int’l – $50 Detailed Eval Required = course by course evaluation
Center for Applied Research, Evaluation and Education Inc.  High school – $75;   Bachelor – $75  High school – $100; Bachelor – $120 GPA calculator – $20 2-4 weeks Domestic – $10-25; Int’l – $35 Detailed Eval Required = course by course evaluation
Educational Credential Evaluators  $85.00  Course-by course = $110-$140 Course-by course = $140; Rush – $50-80 4 weeks Domestic – $35; Int’l – $60 Course by Course required. 5 days rush = $80; 12 days rush = $50
International Credential Evaluations (InCred)*  $85.00  Course by Course = $190 Course by Course required. 2 day rush = $150; 5 day rush = $75 Approximately 10 Business Days

*Note: International student athletes are encouraged to use InCred – International Credential Evaluations, the evaluator endorsed by the NAIA athletics conference.

International Student Life Cycle

  1. Apply to a (SEVP)- Certified School
  2. Receive a Form 1-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status”
  3. Pay the I-901 SEVIS fee
  4. Apply for a Student Visa
  5. Arrive in the in United States
  6. Maintain Status during Program of Study
  7. Explore post-graduation opportunities
  8. Depart the United States

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does Lincoln College define an international student?

Any student who is not a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States is considered an international student. International students usually need an F-1 or J-1 visa to study in the United States.


Q: Can I study part-time?

No, international students cannot study part-time. U.S. immigration law requires that all international students on F-1 student visas maintain full-time enrollment. To be considered full-time, undergraduate students must be registered for a minimum of 12 hours.


Q: Are international students required to take the SAT or ACT?

Depending on high school GPA, ACT and SAT scores may be required. Submitting these test scores is highly encouraged and improves the likelihood of being admitted to Lincoln College.


Q: Can international students apply for scholarships and grants?

Yes, Lincoln College offers many scholarships and grants for international students. International students may apply for fine arts, athletic, merit-based, and annual and endowed scholarships.


Q: Can international students work on campus?

Yes, according to U.S. law, on-campus employment is the only legal employment for international students.


Q: Do I need to submit an immunization record?

Yes, all students must submit an immunization record. Lincoln College requires all entering students to provide proof of immunity for a number of infectious diseases.

More Information

If you have questions or concerns about applying to Lincoln College, please feel free to contact our office so we can assist you during the application process.