Admission Requirements

Students must apply and be accepted before they can enroll in the Accelerated Bridge to Education (ABE) program. To qualify for admission, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 23 years of age
  • Have at least three years, full-time employment following high school
  • Have a transfer GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale

Students who do not meet all of the minimum academic admission requirements listed above will be considered by the Admissions Committee. In some cases a personal statement, interview, and/or other documentation may be required before an admissions decision can be made.

How to Apply

  • Complete the ABE Application for Admission
  • Submit a personal statement (see requirements below)
  • Provide an official copy of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Submit proof of high school or GED completion (may be met by an official high school or college transcript)
  • Complete a one-page, typed personal statement that answers the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in the ABE program?
    • How do your professional and academic goals relate to the ABE program?
    • How have you prepared yourself to balance your family, work, academic, and other commitments?
    • What qualities do you possess that would help you be a successful student?

More Information

For questions or more information, please contact the Lincoln College – Normal ABE Admissions Office by email at abeinfo@lincolncollege.edu or by phone at (309) 452-0500.