Welcome Lincoln College Students to McKendree!

Lincoln College students, you are welcome at McKendree University.  We know this must be hard for you and we want to ensure that you have a smooth transition and are prepared to do everything we can so you can finish your degree as easily as possible.

Credit Transfer

In an effort to provide the best possible experience for students transitioning from Lincoln College to McKendree University, we will accept up to 90 hours in transfer towards your undergraduate degree at McKendree and will also waive General Education requirements for any student that has earned 75 or more credit hours.  A course by course evaluation will be completed as transcripts are provided so that you can easily see your plan to degree completion.

For students interested in completing their MBA with us, we will accept up to 12 credit hours in transfer and will also complete a course by course evaluation.


Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities

Lincoln College Transfer Scholarship – McKendree University will offer all Lincoln College students enrolling in Fall 2022 as full-time undergraduates on the Lebanon campus a scholarship of $21,000 to apply toward the cost of tuition.  This scholarship is renewable based on the student remaining in good academic standing and maintaining consecutive full-time enrollment.  This scholarship cannot be paired with any other McKendree University Scholarship.

More information about tuition, fees, room and costs

Add McKendree to your FAFSA -- school code: 001722


Online & Graduate Students

Students hoping to continue enrollment in an exclusively online undergraduate or graduate program will also be offered special rates.


Application Process

Complete and submit a free, online application. You are invited to complete the transfer application for admission any time prior to the semester in which you plan to enroll.

You will also need to submit official transcripts.

Upon admission to the university, we will work to transfer your credit and provide an academic plan as quickly as possible.

Campus Visits

Campus visits and individual meetings with admission counselors are available Monday through Friday. 

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University Life

Welcome to university life at McKendree. This is where you want to live. This is where you will have fun. This is where you will explore. This is where you should be. This is where you will express yourself. This is where you belong. It's time to begin your university life.



Endless Opportunities

We offer opportunities for everyone. Socialize. Perform. Compete. Serve. Spiritualize. Grow. Enjoy.



Welcome Home

It's all right here. We're the fit you've been searching for. Welcome to your spot, your place, your home as a McKendree Bearcat.



Campus Housing

Catch a glimpse of what it looks like living on campus. We offer residence options to best suit your needs. Your personal independence is right around the corner. So, personalize it. Make it yours. Make it a place to call home.



Scenes of Campus

Engage in the beauty of our campus from new heights. Notice the grandeur of our red-brick buildings, overflowing fountains, magnificent monuments, modern architecture, and splendorous statues--a solid foundation of over 190 years for you to take-in.



Celebrate Academic Excellence

Acquire knowledge, explore your passions, attain a mentor, and gain valuable career experience in our one-of-a-kind intellectual climate. You belong at McKendree.



Be a Bearcat

We take pride in offering our student-athletes everything they need to succeed in the classroom and on the field. And, our athletes are proud to be Bearcats.  Everyday they represent the honor of what it takes to wear McKendree University across the front of their jerseys. It's a great day to be a Bearcat!



Champion Performance

Get a sneak peek inside one of our sports performance facilities.  And, get to meet our sports performance coach as he prepares our athletic teams to victory.



STEM @ McKendree

We're dedicated to advancing the next generation of professionals that will change the face of the STEM field. What you accomplish at McKendree is going to impact the lives of our future.



On-campus Arts Entertainment

Our Hettenhausen Center for the Arts, or "The Hett" as our students call it, offers a variety of entertainment options right here on campus. Watch full productions of performing artists touring across the nation and the globe. Most shows are FREE to McKendree students.