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A hub for all the information you need to help your students complete their application.

Important Information & Resources


Admission Requirements by Student Type

What is needed from each type of student to qualify for admission to UNL.

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Nebraska High School Core Courses

A list that shows how the coursework at each Nebraska high school will apply to UNL’s core course requirements.

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Residency Requirements

How to know which students qualify as Nebraska residents for tuition purposes.

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English Proficiency Requirements

All non-native English speakers are required to demonstrate English proficiency for full admission.

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Remove Admission Deficiencies

There are many ways for students who do not yet meet admission requirements to take care of those deficiencies.

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Application Assistance


Help your students self-report their transcripts.

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Application & Self-Reporting Assistance

What Your Students Need to Apply

When your student is ready to apply, you can help by knowing the information we ask for on the application.

How long does it take to complete the application?

The entire application takes about 45 minutes. Plan to have your transcript in front of you while completing the application.

Don’t have 45 minutes? The new application is savable. You'll setup a username and password so you can save your work, and log back in as needed. Once you submit your application however, you will not be able to make changes.

Should I send in a transcript just in case?

No. transcripts are NOT needed for an admission decision (unless requested).

Please do not send high school transcripts until graduation. If a transcript is needed for clarification on application submissions, you will be contacted by the Office of Admissions.

When do I need to send in my high school transcript?

Transcripts must be received no later than July 1, 2015.

Request official copies of your high school transcripts after you graduate to be sent to:

Office of Admissions
1410 Q Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0417

I went to multiple high schools. Should I list and enter coursework for all of them?

We want your academic record to be as accurate as possible. You have an opportunity to select all schools attended and the dates from which you attended. Because schools may have different grading scales, please list all schools attended during your high school career and list the courses and grades received at that institution.

If your graduating high school makes note of all coursework completed, even those completed at another institution, you will only need to send in one final high school transcript after graduation.

What about dual enrollment credit?

You will enter dual enrollment credit as both high school and college course entries.

  • On the high school academic record, you will be able to select the academic level that matches your course. Please select "dual enrollment" as the academic level on the high school record.
  • You will enter in the coursework again on the college entry screen as well to ensure you receive appropriate credit here at UNL.

I took AP/IB/Honors coursework, is that important?

It's great that you are challenging yourself in high school.

On your self-reported transcript, you can select the academic level at which the course was completed. Be sure to select AP/IB/Honors for these courses.

If you have more advanced coursework, mark the level that most appropriately matches the course. If you have additional questions, be sure to let your admission counselor know.

I made a mistake on my self-reported transcript. What do I do?

If you made a mistake on your self-reported transcript give us a call at 402.472.2023, or send us an email at

I am applying to the University Honors Program, CBA Honors Academy, or the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science & Management. Do I have to submit a transcript for that application process?

You do NOT need to submit a transcript for honors program applications. The review committee will use the academic information reported on the application.

What if my course isn’t showing?

If you can’t find your course, write the name in the Course Title box.

Taking English 1 but only see English 9? Don’t worry, those courses will count the same.

I’m not sure of my complete senior year schedule. What should I do?

Please put as much work in-progress as possible for your senior year.

If courses change, or you add a course after the first semester, email your admission counselor at with the updated information.

Honors Application

The honors application has specific requirements students have to meet before they are accepted into one of the programs.

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Personal Statement

A 350-word personal statement is required for all incoming freshmen and in-state transfer students to qualify for our diversity and leadership scholarships.

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Academics & Courses

Undergraduate Bulletin

A full list of courses available at UNL with descriptions.

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Education Abroad Visa and Passport Information

What your students need to know about attaining the necessary travel documents to study abroad.

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Achievement-Centered Education (ACE)

The ACE program is a general education program designed to help students of every major develop skills, build knowledge, exercise social responsibility, and integrate and apply those capabilities.

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Students with Special Circumstances

Cost & Aid


Everything you need to know about the cost of attending UNL.

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Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid can answer all your questions on how to help your students get financial assistance.

Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid


To be considered for federal financial aid, students must file FAFSA by April 1. UNL’s FAFSA code is 002565.

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There are many scholarships available for all types of incoming students including many focused on leadership and diversity. Each has its own set of requirements and deadlines.

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Collegebound Nebraska

If one of your students qualifies for the Federal Pell Grant, they may be eligible for the Collegebound Nebraska tuition assistance program.

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VA Benefits

We have many benefits for students who have served in the military.

VA Benefits


ACT/SAT Score Policy

Scores are only accepted directly from the testing agency to UNL by electronic transmission or priority mail. Request official text scores from the testing agency to be sent directly to:

Office of Admissions
1410 Q St.
Lincoln, NE 68588

4 Year Plans

Guidelines your students can follow to ensure they graduate in four years.

4-Year Graduation Guarantee

Change of Campus Form

If the student would like to change their University of Nebraska degree campus.

Change of Campus Form

Inter-Campus Form

If the student would like to take classes on a University of Nebraska campus other than their degree-granting campus.

Inter-Campus Form

Submit Class Size

Accurate sixth-semester class size is important in determining each student’s class rank, which informs our scholarship and admission decisions.

Submit Class Size

Submit Curriculum Updates

Accurate curricula help us keep our high school core courses list up to date. It will help your students determine how the classes they’ve taken in high school apply to their application.

Submit Curriculum Updates


College Visit Grant

Groups interested in applying must complete the following:

  1. Application that includes:
    1. Letter of intent (250–300 words) explaining why your group needs financial assistance and what your group hopes to receive from their visit.
    2. Application.
  2. Complete pre- and post-survey (provided if group is selected)
College Visit Grant

Minnesota Counselor Breakfast and Luncheon

The Office of Admissions at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is excited to invite you to our upcoming Minnesota Area Schools Guidance Counselor Breakfast and Luncheon.

Come join Associate Director Abby Freeman for breakfast or lunch as she provides an overview of the opportunities for your students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, as well as collect your feedback.

Counselor Breakfast and Luncheon

Placement Exams

UNL uses some basic placement exams to determine which courses are required for a student’s success.


All new students will need to take the Math Placement Exam before their scheduled New Student Enrollment orientation date.

*for students already enrolled at UNL*

Modern Language

The Modern Language Placement Exam is used to determine what level of foreign language classes students studying in certain majors should enter. Only students in specific majors need to take this exam. These majors include:

  • All College of Arts & Sciences majors
  • All College of Journalism & Mass Communications majors
  • The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Music degrees in the Hixson Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts
  • The International Business major in the College of Business Administration


Help your students get a head start with the NEBRASKA Now program, where they can earn college credit from real college classes taught by UNL professors.

Full Details on NEBRASKA Now

Nebraska Now

NEBRASKA Now is an opportunity for high school students to earn real college credit from real college professors online or in real college classrooms. If you have students enrolled in this program or are interested in participating, here are some tips you should know to help support them.

Apply as a Visiting Student

When submitting an application, NEBRASKA Now students apply as Visiting Students. All that is needed for admission is the application and the $45 application fee. Students who qualify, can have the application fee waived. Students can submit an application here:

Application Deadlines
  • Fall 2017: August 11th 2017
  • Spring 2017: December 16th 2016

Acquire an NUID

Every University of Nebraska student is issued an NUID. As university students, NEBRASKA Now students will get an NUID too. After they have been admitted, they will be sent information in an e-mail explaining how to acquire their NUID and set up a MyRed account.

Sign Up For Classes

Registration for spring courses occurs in November and registration for fall occurs in March. We will help remind your admitted NEBRASKA Now Students about upcoming dates. Enrollment is handled through MyRed. Only select classes are in the NEBRASKA Now Program. NEBRASKA Now classes and call numbers can be found here: All NEBRASKA Now classes will be section 800 (online) or 801 (on campus).

A list of classes offered in Spring 2017 will be made available in October. Open Registration for NEBRASKA Now Students begins in November.

Set Up the Classroom Portal

After students enroll in classes, they should set up their online classroom portal. This is where they will go to access course material, participate in classroom discussions, and will be the primary source of communication with their instructors. Students can click the following link to set up their classroom portal.

Contact us for help. We are always happy to assist you however we can. For questions about the NEBRASKA Now program, submitting an application, how to register, and course offerings contact Dan Feldhacker at or by phone at 402-472-4782.

If your students are in need of help navigating blackboard, contacting their instructors, or just need academic support, they can contact their Academic Success Coach, Kurt Mueller at or by phone at 402-472-6196.

We Love Feedback

Here are a few ways we listen to your concerns and address issues in the application process.
You can always get in touch with one of our recruitment managers as well.


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Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is a select group of leaders from both in-state and out-of-state schools who are invited to engage in conversations with the director of admissions, tour campus, and meet with leaders in the University. It is designed to create a platform for cooperation to meet the needs of the next generation of prospective Huskers.

IB Coordinators

IB Coordinators

UNL works closely with International Baccalaureate Coordinators to facilitate the transfer of IB diplomas to college credit. If you have any specific questions about IB programs, IB diplomas and what they mean to UNL, they are a good resource to reach out to.

For more information email Risa Langelo.

We'll Come To You

We’d be happy to come to your school or college fair and speak to you and your students about what UNL has to offer. Simply fill out the visit request form and we’ll get in touch shortly.

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Submit a Class to the Course Equivalency List

Have a course your institution offers evaluated for direct transfer to UNL.

How to Submit

Course Evaluation

To have a course your institution offers evaluated for direct transfer to UNL, please provide the following information:

  • Course prefix and number
  • Course description including:
    • Semester/quarter hours
    • Prerequisites
    • Syllabus
    • Required Texts
  • If the course has a lab, please indicate:
    • Whether the lab is included in the semester hours or a separate number.
    • The number of hours spent and topics covered in the lab.

Send all information to:

JoAnn Moseman
Academic Transfer Coordinator
201 Seaton Hall

Articulation Process
  1. The academic transfer coordinator obtains course information and forwards it to a faculty member for evaluation.
  2. The faculty member forwards the evaluation to the college representative.
  3. After approval, updates are made to the Degree Audit Reporting System.
  4. Updates are posted to the UNL Transfer Course Equivalency and the Transfer Course Guides for Nebraska Community Colleges.

Still have questions?

Were always here to help. If you need additional assistance, feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 402-472-2023 or email us at