We provide a number of programs to assist new students with transitioning into Lincoln College. These programs are designed to introduce students to the social and academic culture of the institution, introduce them to resources and services, and prepare them for success at Lincoln College.

After you’re accepted for admission to Lincoln College, your next step is registering for and attending a Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration event. Whether you’re joining us as a first time college student or transferring from another institution, SOAR marks the official beginning of your college adventure. Students will complete their placement testing, meet with an Academic Advisor, and register for their classes. While students are in advisement and registration, parents and guests will be learning how to best help their student transition to Lincoln College by attending a number of different sessions introducing them to services and resources available to their student.

New Student Orientation

Orientation doesn’t end at SOAR. New students arrive to campus a few days earlier before classes start for an extended orientation from their SOAR event. During this time, new students will attend a number of engaging sessions that will help them successfully transition to Lincoln College. Students will have the opportunity learn about the many available services and resources available to them and start building new friendships that will last beyond their time at Lincoln.

Freshmen Seminar (IDS 105) Course

This course is designed to act as an academic, cultural, and social transition to college. Freshmen Seminar provides a platform for promoting intellectual, personal, academic, and social growth and success. The course introduces students to college policies, procedures, and services; addresses academic and career choices; and, helps students clarify their purpose, meaning and direction. Students will be introduced to the rigor expected of college students through intellectual discussions, activities, and reading and writing assignments. Prerequisite: Students entering Lincoln College with 0-15 credit hours are required to enroll in IDS 105 during their first semester. Students entering Lincoln College with over 15.1-45 credits are eligible to enroll but are not required to enroll.