International Students Admissions Process
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.
Application and Application Fee
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: