All applicants are evaluated for admission based on their previous academic record.
To be admitted to UNL you must have completed:
- A broad section of course work in English
- Native language
- Natural sciences
- Social sciences
- Show proficiency in the English language
Students who do not meet English proficiency requirements:
You will be offered conditional admission.
You will be evaluated for merit-based scholarships and can begin making progress on your degree immediately.
ACT and SAT tests are not required for admission to UNL but may be required for direct entry into majors in the College of Architecture, the College of Engineering and the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.
Letters of recommendation are not required for admission.
Complete your Application in 4 easy steps!
- Complete Your Application
- Submit your Documents
- Submit your Bank Statement
- Send your English Proficiency Scores
If you have completed less than 12 hours of university-level work:
You will be evaluated as a freshman applicant. All admitted freshmen will
also receive consideration for merit-based scholarships. Students who
have completed their secondary work at a US high school will apply as
Applications After Published Admissions Deadlines
If you submit application materials after the published semester deadline you may still be eligible for admission. Any application received after the published deadline will be placed on a wait-list. The Admissions Committee will prioritize the wait-list based upon candidates that meet UNL's assured admission requirements. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln assured admission requirements are listed on our website here.
Please note there is no guarantee of admission for wait-list applicants.