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Lincoln College Fair: April 15

A Message to Lincoln College Students

We are saddened to learn of Lincoln College's closing as a result of challenges that mounted for this transformative institution of higher learning.  As our colleagues at Lincoln College work to support its students with transitional services, we at Illinois Wesleyan are also working to create opportunities for a seamless transfer to carry forward Lincoln students' educational goals.

IWU commits to:

  • working with each student to develop an individual transfer and graduation plan
  • waiving our academic residency requirement
  • honoring your Lincoln college tuition rate

In your search for your next academic home, we invite you to consider the strong alignment between many of Lincoln College's and Illinois Wesleyan's programs of study and the rich professional, cultural, athletic, and social opportunities that await you at IWU.

Have you previously applied and been admitted? Reactivate your application today!

How to Transfer


  • IWU offers a wide variety of majors and minors.
  • Students who have been pursuing Lincoln College majors in Business Management, Conservation Biology, Exercise Science, and the Liberal Arts may find particularly strong alignment with Illinois Wesleyan's programs.
  • Musically-inclined students from all majors are encouraged to share their musical talents in our choirs and instrumental ensembles, including the Jazz Ensembles, Illinois Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Titan Band.
  • A member of the nationally recognized College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, IWU offers both women and men 11 NCAA Division III sports. Titan athletics has a strong commitment to excellence in Academics, Athletics and Service to others.
  • Illinois Wesleyan has a nationally recognized e-sports program.
  • For students whose academic and athletic interests overlap, IWU has a major in Health Promotion & Fitness Management and minors in Coaching, Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Sports Management.
  • Illinois Wesleyan students have access to a host of special opportunities including Freeman Asia Internships, Eckley Fellowships, and the annual Career Immersion Excursion.
  • Our transfer admissions counselor, Andrew Starnes, and our Registrar's Office are ready to assist you with a smooth transfer to Illinois Wesleyan.


Money shouldn't stop you from applying to your dream school. That's why we never charge an application fee. We want every interested and qualified student to be able to apply for their own breakthrough experience at Illinois Wesleyan.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Illinois Wesleyan University has long been committed to putting a superior education within the reach of every single qualified applicant.
Students who transfer to IWU have access to a quality residential environment. Transfer students are eligible for upper-division housing and every effort will be made to honor roommate requests. Rising seniors have the option to live on or off-campus.
I'm Admitted!
I'm Admitted!
Congratulations on your decision to enroll at Illinois Wesleyan! Next step: submit an enrollment fee. Once it is received, you will receive further information regarding housing, orientation, and course registration.
Majors & Minors
Majors & Minors
If you revel in the posing of an insightful question just as much as an answer, you're in great company at Illinois Wesleyan. We offer over 80 Majors and Programs. Rising sophomores and juniors are encouraged to explore and expand on their interests.
Student Life
Student Life
We get it. There's a lot more to college life than studying. Whether you're looking to take charge or let loose, our campus is buzzing with opportunities to connect, learn, grow, and have fun.



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National Value Rankings

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Andrew Starnes

Registrar’s Office


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