Apply to School of Undergraduate Studies

Application for Admission to the School of Undergraduate Studies

Thank you for considering Lincoln Christian University! The information here will help you apply for admission to LCU’s traditional undergraduate programs. If you want to apply to one of our non-traditional, accelerated programs for working adults, please visit the web pages for the Hargrove School of Adult & Graduate Studies. If you previously attended LCU as a fully admitted student and wish to re-enroll, please submit the Application for Reenrollment Form in place of the online application. This does not require an application fee. International applicants should follow the application directions found here.

Please review the steps below before you start your application. You can review our admission requirements here.

You must have a valid email address in order to apply online. If you do not have one, we suggest setting up an account with Gmail, Yahoo or some other provider.

As you complete this online application, you will be asked for information about yourself and your educational background. In addition to completing the application, we also ask that you submit the following to the Office of Undergraduate Admission at Lincoln Christian University, 100 Campus View Dr., Lincoln, IL 62656:

  • Personal Essay (see below for the essay prompt)
  • Spiritual Life Reference Form
  • Test Scores (ACT/SAT)
  • High School Transcripts
  • College Transcripts (for transfer students only)
  • $25 Application Fee

Essay Prompt (300-500 words): Detail your current relationship with Jesus Christ. As part of this, tell about a person or experience (e.g., achievement, risk you have taken, ethical dilemma) that has had a significant influence on you and your faith journey. If appropriate, discuss challenges you are facing in your Christian walk and how you are working through them. Talk about how you hope to see your faith develop through your college experiences. We are interested in both the sum of your thoughts and the way in which you articulate them to us. Email your essay as an attachment to Please be sure to include your name in the body of the email.

If you do not receive an acknowledgement letter from LCU within seven working days of submission, please call the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 217.732.3168, ext. 2251.

You can download copies of the required reference form Spiritual Life Reference Form.

Click the button below to print a checklist to help you keep track of the items needed to complete your application.