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ACCESS Program

The Lincoln College ACCESS (Academy of Collegiate Collaboration for Effective Student Success) Program, a nationally recognized program, is a fee-based academic support program for students with AD/HD, Learning Disabilities and other disabilities that negatively impact executive functions.

Students who participate in ACCESS work with an academic coach to develop skills and strategies that are essential to their academic success.  ACCESS Coaches work with students to break down assignments, prioritize course work, organize materials, create daily or weekly to-do lists, develop new study strategies, and help students develop a planning and time management system that works for their individual needs.

In addition, ACCESS Coaches work very closely with Lincoln College faculty to monitor the student’s progress and determine how best we can support the student in each of their classes.  Coaches also work closely with the Academic Success Center to ensure that our students are using one-on-one tutoring and the learning labs to the fullest extent.

In order to achieve maximum results, students must be committed to the program and demonstrate a willingness to collaborate with their academic coach, faculty, and other academic support staff in order to achieve their desired results.  Ultimately, the goal of the program is to help the students develop academic skills and confidence in their ability to be successful in college so they will persist toward earning a degree. On average, 40% of ACCESS students earn their Associate’s Degree from Lincoln College, which is significantly higher than the national average.

For more information about the ACCESS Program, contact the Director,  Ms. Shannon Kline at or                (217) 735-7227.

 Join us for ACCESS Preview Day

April 25th    12:30pm-4:00pm

Lincoln College is hosting an ACCESS Program preview day on April 25, 2014 from 1:00pm-4:00pm for prospective students and their families who are interested in learning more about our comprehensive academic support program for students with disabilities.  Guests will have an opportunity to meet the ACCESS Program staff, talk with faculty and other academic support staff, tour the campus, and hear firsthand accounts of current ACCESS students’ experiences at Lincoln College.  Admissions Counselors will also be available to discuss entrance requirements, the application process, and financial aid opportunities.

Schedule of Events

12:30-1:15pm             Welcome

1:15-2:15pm               Tour of Campus

2:15-3:00pm               Meet ACCESS Program staff and students

3:00-3:45pm               Meet Faculty Members and Academic Support Staff

3:45-4:00pm               Admissions Wrap Up

To reserve your space for the ACCESS Preview Day Click here , or email Shannon Kline ( or call 800-569-0556.    We look forward to meeting you!

Click here for ACCESS Preview Day 2014 flyer