What are the application requirements?
To apply for admission to LCU, undergraduate applicants will need to turn in:

  • Application
  • Written essay, which is part of the application
  • Christian Character Reference, which can be requested from the application
  • Final Official Transcripts (This step will vary for students depending on their academic history.)

Is Lincoln Christian University accredited?
Lincoln Christian University is an accredited member of The Higher Learning Commission.

I have a full time job and a family, can I still do this program?
Absolutely! Most all of our students are employed full-time, have family commitments, and church or ministry responsibilities. This program will require some sacrifices, but it can be done alongside the life you are currently living.

I haven’t done any online coursework before. Are you sure this is something I can do?
You don’t need any previous experience with online education. Your very first course, Orientation to LCU, is required for all new students. It introduces you to our online platform and will help prepare you for online education.

What are the admission requirements for the undergraduate degrees?
You must fill out the online application, submit a brief essay as outlined in the application, provide us two references to contact on your behalf (one must be a spiritual reference), submit final, official copies of any previous college coursework you have completed and your high school transcripts or GED certificate.

Do I ever have to come to campus to complete this degree?
No, you aren’t required to ever come to campus for one of our online degrees. However, you are welcome to come to campus to utilize our on-campus resources like the library. We also encourage you to attend graduation at the end of your journey!

How do the courses work?
For a complete overview of how classes work at LCU, click here

Will you accept my credits from other schools?
We do accept transfer credits from other accredited institutions. Our Registrar’s Office evaluates all official transcripts for eligible transfer credits.

Do I have to get all of my previous college transcripts?
Yes, we do require that all previous transcripts be submitted prior to an admissions decision being made.

How long will it take me to complete my degree?
Each bachelor’s degree program is 120 credit hours. Completing 12 credit hours per semester, it would take 10 semesters to complete the program.

What degrees do you offer online?
We offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministry. We will soon also offer a Bachelor of Arts in Bible & Theology

Do you offer any financial assistance?
We offer financial aid, payment plans, and some scholarships. You can find information regarding available financial aid on our Financial Aid page.