Lincoln Christian University welcomes all qualified applicants—regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability—who are personally committed to faith in Jesus Christ and whose standards and lifestyle are in line with the mission, goals and core values of LCU. These are the things we look for when we review applications for admission.
If you fall short of our recommendations in some area, please don’t let that stop you from applying for admission to Lincoln Christian! We review every file holistically. Furthermore, because of our Academic Resource Center—whose services are available to all students—LCU is able to admit a limited number of applicants who have academic challenges or may have a gap in some aspect of their academic preparation.
You are welcome at Lincoln Christian! You will need to submit a transcript indicating all high school courses completed, as well as ACT or SAT Reasoning Test results. If you need more information on what should appear on your transcript, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
With alumni in more than 100 countries worldwide, Lincoln Christian University has a long history of reaching out to students from other countries and sending its own students overseas.
Applying for admission as an international student is not a simple process but we are glad to help you with the necessary steps. We strongly encourage you to plan ahead in order to allow time to complete all the requirements.
To start the admission procedure, submit LCU's International Student Undergraduate Application for Admission form [available here], with the $50 (US) application fee. Please note that LCU's online application for admission does not collect all of the information needed from international applicants so please do not apply online.
Tuition and fees may be paid by credit card or wire transfer. Click here for more information or to make a payment.
The International Student Undergraduate Application for Admission packet includes two reference forms. One must be completed by a leader in the church or ministry you are associated with. The other may be completed by any adult who knows you well. We ask that your references either return the form directly to LCU by mail or fax or that they give the form to you in a sealed envelope to forward on to LCU.
Lincoln Christian University needs to receive official academic transcripts of all of your secondary (high school) and postsecondary (university) course work. Schools in some countries call transcripts "mark sheets" or "grade reports." We are referring to a comprehensive listing of all courses and results you have completed, provided directly by the institution(s) you attended.
If your academic records are not written in English, we will also need to receive an official English translation of each one.
For university course work done outside the USA, you will need to have your transcripts reviewed by an evaluation service. We will need to receive a “course-by-course evaluation” or a “detail report.” There are several such services that are acceptable, including:
Because of requirements set by the US Bureau of Immigration and Citizenship (BCIS) we need to document that you are competent in English. Therefore, LCU requires that international students score at least 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language. This is equivalent to a 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT). This requirement may be waived for some students whose primary language is English.
Generally speaking, we require TOEFL results from any international applicant who has not completed a significant amount of college-level work in the US or who is not from one of the following countries:
You will also need to provide us with evidence of your ability to meet your educational expenses at LCU. Complete the Statement of Financial Responsibility form and return it with the necessary documentation, such as official bank statements and tax returns.
Finances can be a major barrier for many international students, whether we like it or not. The US Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) requires us to show that each international student has sufficient funding to cover their expenses for the entire time they are studying at LCU. The BCIS will not grant a student visa until this has been done.
Lincoln Christian University is considered to be a very affordable private university and yet the cost of attendance can easily reach US$22,000 per year. While LCU does have a scholarship program, financial aid is limited. As a general rule, if you do not have at least $14,000 per year in sponsorship or personal financial resources, it probably will not be possible for you to attend LCU. On rare occasions, financial aid can reach as much as $13,000 a year (leaving a $9,000 gap) but these are very unusual.
If you are accepted for admission, you will be sent two forms developed by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services: the I-20 and a blank I-901. You will use the I-901 to mail a $100 processing fee to a collection point in St. Louis, Missouri. Instructions for payment will be included with the I-901 form. The SEVIS office will notify you that the fee has been received by sending you an I-797 form. This form is your receipt for the $100 processing fee. When you have received the I-797, you will take it and your I-20 to the U.S. Embassy in your home country to apply for an F-1 student visa. When the U.S. Embassy has granted the F-1 visa, you can make travel preparations for coming to Lincoln to study.
The Seminary at Lincoln Christian University desires to enroll Christians who have a heart for God, a love for people, a desire to serve in some form of leadership ministry, an ability to do graduate work, and a commitment to the Seminary’s mission.
Students are admitted to the Seminary once they have demonstrated through the application process that they meet the characteristics described above. Students are also required to have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 (where 4.0 = A) in their undergraduate program. Additional admission requirements for international students are described below.
The admission requirements for international students are essentially the same as for others, with these exceptions:
International students should submit application materials at least six months in advance of any desired date of enrollment in order to allow for the processing of various forms required for international students and travel.
The The Seminary Admissions Office has a written set of guidelines describing the admission process for international students.
As noted above, military veterans are required to submit, along with the usual admissions materials, a photocopy of their military discharge papers. In addition, disabled veterans or other eligible persons who qualify for educational benefits should obtain the necessary certification of eligibility for training from the nearest office of the Veterans Administration. Specific questions concerning unusual problems should be directed to an office of the Veterans Administration. More routine questions of a general nature may be directed to the Registrar’s Office at the Seminary.
In keeping with ATS standards, you must have a Master of Divinity or its equivalent. Equivalency is defined by the breadth and depth characteristic of M.Div. studies. Equivalency can be granted to those who have completed 72 hours of seminary studies. To see if you qualify, contact Seminary Admissions for a preliminary evaluation.
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Located in America's heartland, Lincoln Christian University has a heart for the world in all its diversity because God does. We desire diversity for the educational value that it provides to our Christian higher education community as we seek unity amidst diversity. We want a learning environment that engages men and women of various ages, cultures, nationalities, races, abilities, exceptionalities, and socio-economic backgrounds who support our mission and core values for Christian unity and Biblical authority in carrying out God's global mission.
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The purpose of these "Emergency Management Guidelines" is to safeguard the students, employees, property, and integrity of Lincoln Christian University in the event of an emergency.
In managing emergencies, the first priority is the safety of our students and employees, and in any case of doubt, one should always err on the side of safety. The second priority is clear and appropriate communication so that all affected parties understand what is expected of them and for what time period. The third priority is the desirability of returning to normal routine functions as quickly and safely as possible, including the continuous protection of our property, plant, and equipment so that returning to routine is feasible.
Part of the process in protecting the integrity of the institution in responding to any emergency is to have a single voice to speak for the institution, especially to off-campus constituents, whether those constituents are news media, the general public, our alumni, or constituent churches. In most emergencies, only the President or the Provost is authorized to speak officially for the institution, especially to off-campus entities. All requests for information from off-campus personnel, especially from news media, should be referred to one of these two individuals.
An emergency is any event that affects significantly the routine functions of all or part of the campus, including life threatening situations, and requires some kind of immediate response that is not routine. Emergencies may range from minor (cancelling some classes due to bad weather) to severe (evacuating the entire campus due to a threat). An emergency may or may not imply an immediate threat to life, since a blizzard or a power outage could be viewed as an emergency but not necessarily be life-threatening.Emergency Notification Signup
Anyone who witnesses or recieves information regarding a campus emergency is instructed to contact the Emergency Management Team (EMT). They can be reached by phone:
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If the incident involves a Level 1 (Minor Emergency), Facility Management or Campus Security will take steps to remedy the situation utilizing the appropriate University Departments and outside resources. Appropriate members of the campus community will be contact for their assistance.
If the incident involves a Level 2 or 3 (Major Emergency or Disaster), Facility Management/Campus Security will contact appropriate member of the Emergency Management Team (EMT). The decision to declare an emergency will rest with the president or his designee.
"911" phone calls made on campus phones (##911) or your cell phone (911) will be answered by local police. In order to assist the dispatch in processing the call quickly and efficently, please be prepared to give the following information:
Stay on the line until you are told to hang up. Make sure that you (the caller) are not in danger.