As an International Student

//As an International Student
As an International Student 2016-10-27T12:28:36+00:00

Lincoln College: Normal Campus welcomes international students who are prepared to face the challenges of college and who are interested in taking advantage of the opportunities offered here. If you are willing to take these on, and attending a college with an affordable education and small class sizes with professors who will help you prepare for the real world after graduation, Lincoln College will be a great fit for you!

What is a Freshman Student?

A freshman student is someone who is entering into a university directly after secondary school. While a freshman student can have advanced credits (from AP or IB) that may qualify for university credit, a freshman has never studied in another post-secondary college or university. If you have completed any courses after secondary school, you must apply as a transfer student.

What is an International Transfer Student?

A transfer student is someone who started post-secondary studies in one college or university and then chooses to move to a different college or university. If you have completed secondary school and studied one or more subjects at the college or university level and now want to move to Lincoln College: Normal Campus, then you are considered to be a transfer student.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Submit your application for admission online (or download a printable copy and mail it to us) along with tuition payment for one semester. The tuition payment will be refunded in full (minus the $25 processing fee) if the application is rejected. This cannot be waived or deferred under any circumstances.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges and secondary schools attended. Transcripts must be in either English or translated into English before submitting to Lincoln College.
  3. Submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores. To make arrangements to take the exam, you may write directly to TOEFL/TSE Publications, P.O. Box 6154, Princeton, NJ, 088541-6154, call (609) 771-7100, or visit for registration information.
  4. Submit proof of adequate finances for the entire period of planned attendance.

Once the steps are above are completed, the admissions office will review your file and notify you as to whether you have been accepted. If you have been accepted, an I-20 Permit will be issued to fulfill immigration requirements.

Admissions Policies and Procedures

English Proficiency

All applicants who are not native speakers of English must demonstrate proficiency in English with one of the following exams and the minimum score indicated:

Test Scores
Internet based TOEFL Test 79
Paper-based TOEFL Test 550
Computer-based TOEFL Test 213
ACT 17

More Information

For questions or more information, please contact the Lincoln College: Normal Campus admissions office by email at or by phone at (309) 452-0500.