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International Freshmen

You are coming to study at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln from another country.

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Admissions Requirements: International Freshmen

Thanks for your interest in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln! Here is a complete list of all the documents and requirements you will need to complete for your application.


Send all admission materials to:

Office of Admissions
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1410 Q St
P.O. Box 880417
Lincoln, NE 68588-0417


Official Secondary School Transcripts and Certificate/Diploma

Send in your original secondary school transcripts.

  • Include the original native language transcript and an English language translation.
  • Copies and English language translations must be stamped or embossed by the issuing institution confirming it is a literal translation.

Submit a certificate or diploma confirming graduation from a secondary education institution.

  • Include the original certificate or diploma in your native language as well as an English translation.
  • Copies and English language translations must be stamped or embossed by the issuing institution confirming it is a literal translation.

Completed Coursework Requirements

  • A broad section of course work in English
  • Native language courses
  • Math
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences

English Proficiency

Non-native English speakers must submit an IELTS or TOEFL score demonstrating proficiency in English. Contact your IELTS testing center or TOEFL to have your official scores sent directly to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

If you do not meet proficiency requirements, you can still be offered conditional admission.

View English proficiency requirements.


ACT/SAT Requirements

ACT/SAT tests are not required for admission to UNL but may be required for entry into specific colleges.

Colleges that require ACT/SAT scores:

  • College of Architecture
  • College of Engineering

Bank Statement Requirements

In order to be issued an I-20, you must submit a bank statement showing sufficient support for the first year of study.

You will still be evaluated for admission without submitting the bank statement, but admission letters and I-20s will not be sent until the bank statement requirement has been met.

Statements must include:

  • Student's name
  • NUID Number

NOTE: Scholarship letters can be used in place of bank statements.


Items not Required

Letters of recommendation and essays are NOT required for admission.


International Transfer

You are an international student transferring to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln from another university.

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Admissions Requirements: International Transfer

Thanks for your interest in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln! Here is a complete list of all the documents and requirements you will need to complete for your application.

Send all admission materials to:

Office of Admissions
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1410 Q St
P.O. Box 880417
Lincoln, NE 68588-0417


Official Secondary School Transcripts and Certificate/Diploma

Send in your original secondary school transcripts.

  • Include the original native language transcript and an English language translation.
  • Copies and English language translations must be stamped or embossed by the issuing institution confirming it is a literal translation.

Submit a certificate or diploma confirming graduation from a secondary education institution.

  • Include the original certificate or diploma in your native language as well as an English translation.
  • Copies and English language translations must be stamped or embossed by the issuing institution confirming it is a literal translation.

Completed Coursework Requirements

  • A broad section of course work in English
  • Native language courses
  • Math
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences

English Proficiency

Non-native English speakers must submit an IELTS or TOEFL score demonstrating proficiency in English. Contact your IELTS testing center or TOEFL to have your official scores sent directly to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

If you do not meet proficiency requirements, you can still be offered conditional admission.

View English proficiency requirements.


ACT/SAT Requirements

ACT / SAT tests are not required for admission to UNL but may be required for entry into specific colleges.

Colleges that require ACT / SAT scores:

  • College of Architecture
  • College of Engineering

Bank Statement Requirements

In order to be issued an I-20, you must submit a bank statement showing sufficient support for the first year of study.

You will still be evaluated for admission without submitting the bank statement, but admission letters and I-20s will not be sent until the bank statement requirement has been met.

Statements must include:

  • Student's name
  • NUID Number

NOTE: Scholarship letters can be used in place of bank statements


Items not Required

Letters of recommendation and essays are NOT required for admission.


International Visiting

You are a part of an exchange program or you would like to study at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for one or two semesters.

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Admissions Requirements: International Visiting Student

Thanks for your interest in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln! Here is a complete list of all the documents and requirements you will need to complete for your application.


Send all admission materials to:

Visiting Students
Office of Admissions
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1410 Q St
P.O. Box 880417
Lincoln, NE 68588-0417

Exchange Students
Jennifer Mostek
Acting Assistant Director
Education Abroad Office
420 University Terrace
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0417
Your coordinator must also sign and submit your application.


Official Secondary School Transcripts and Certificate/Diploma

Send in your original secondary school transcripts.

  • Include the original native language transcript and an English language translation.
  • Copies and English language translations must be stamped or embossed by the issuing institution confirming it is a literal translation.

Submit a certificate or diploma confirming graduation from a secondary education institution.

  • Include the original certificate or diploma in your native language as well as an English translation.
  • Copies and English language translations must be stamped or embossed by the issuing institution confirming it is a literal translation.

Completed Coursework Requirements

  • A broad section of course work in English
  • Native language courses
  • Math
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Passport Requirements

To ensure proper processing of immigration documents, we ask that you submit a copy of your passport information page.


VISA Requirements

You will need to apply for a J-1 student visa. As a J-1 visa holder you are obligated to pursue a full-time academic program at UNL.


Proposed Plan of Study Form

As part of your application you'll be prompted to enter your course requests in order of priority—at least 4 to 5 per semester. Use the bulletin (undergraduate or graduate) to find course descriptions. The current schedule of classes will be available to you after you have been officially admitted to UNL.


English Proficiency

Non-native English speakers must submit an IELTS or TOEFL score demonstrating proficiency in English. Contact your IELTS testing center or TOEFL to have your official scores sent directly to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

If you do not meet proficiency requirements, you can still be offered conditional admission.

View English proficiency requirements.


ACT/SAT Requirements

ACT / SAT tests are not required for admission to UNL but may be required for entry into specific colleges.

Colleges that require ACT / SAT scores:

  • College of Architecture
  • College of Engineering

Bank Statement Requirements

In order to be issued an I-20, you must submit a bank statement showing sufficient support for the first year of study.

You will still be evaluated for admission without submitting the bank statement, but admission letters and I-20s will not be sent until the bank statement requirement has been met.

Statements must include:

  • Student's name
  • NUID Number

NOTE: Scholarship letters can be used in place of bank statements


Items not Required

Letters of recommendation and essays are NOT required for admission.


International Exchange

You are a part of an exchange program or you would like to study at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for one or two semesters.

More information

Admissions Requirements: International Exchange Student

Thanks for your interest in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln! Here is a complete list of all the documents and requirements you will need to complete for your application.


Send all admission materials to:

Visiting Students
Office of Admissions
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1410 Q St
P.O. Box 880417
Lincoln, NE 68588-0417

Exchange Students
Jennifer Mostek
Acting Assistant Director
Education Abroad Office
420 University Terrace
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0417
Your coordinator must also sign and submit your application.


Official Secondary School Transcripts and Certificate/Diploma

Send in your original secondary school transcripts.

  • Include the original native language transcript and an English language translation.
  • Copies and English language translations must be stamped or embossed by the issuing institution confirming it is a literal translation.

Submit a certificate or diploma confirming graduation from a secondary education institution.

  • Include the original certificate or diploma in your native language as well as an English translation.
  • Copies and English language translations must be stamped or embossed by the issuing institution confirming it is a literal translation.

Completed Coursework Requirements

  • A broad section of course work in English
  • Native language courses
  • Math
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Passport Requirements

To ensure proper processing of immigration documents, we ask that you submit a copy of your passport information page.


VISA Requirements

You will need to apply for a J-1 student visa. As a J-1 visa holder you are obligated to pursue a full-time academic program at UNL.


Proposed Plan of Study Form

As part of your application you'll be prompted to enter your course requests in order of priority—at least 4 to 5 per semester. Use the bulletin (undergraduate or graduate) to find course descriptions. The current schedule of classes will be available to you after you have been officially admitted to UNL.


English Proficiency

Non-native English speakers must submit an IELTS or TOEFL score demonstrating proficiency in English. Contact your IELTS testing center or TOEFL to have your official scores sent directly to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

If you do not meet proficiency requirements, you can still be offered conditional admission.

View English proficiency requirements.


ACT/SAT Requirements

ACT / SAT tests are not required for admission to UNL but may be required for entry into specific colleges.

Colleges that require ACT / SAT scores:

  • College of Architecture
  • College of Engineering

Bank Statement Requirements

In order to be issued an I-20, you must submit a bank statement showing sufficient support for the first year of study.

You will still be evaluated for admission without submitting the bank statement, but admission letters and I-20s will not be sent until the bank statement requirement has been met.

Statements must include:

  • Student's name
  • NUID Number

NOTE: Scholarship letters can be used in place of bank statements


Items not Required

Letters of recommendation and essays are NOT required for admission.


Intensive English Program

You are a part of an exchange program or you would like to study at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for one or two semesters.

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Admissions Requirements: Intensive English Program

Thanks for your interest in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln! Here is a complete list of all the documents and requirements you will need to complete for your application.


Send all admission materials to:

Office of Admissions
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1410 Q St
P.O. Box 880417
Lincoln, NE 68588-0417


Intensive English Program Only Students

If you want to study in the Intensive English Program, but do not wish to earn an undergraduate degree, apply directly to the Intensive English Program:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older by the first day of the term to be admitted to the Intensive English Program.
  • Bank Statement can be submitted by emailing admissions@unl.edu.

Conditionally Admitted Students

The UNL Intensive English Program (IEP) allows you to be conditionally admitted for the opportunity to develop English language skills before enrolling in your degree program.

Undergraduate Students

Conditionally admitted undergraduate students:

  • only apply to their degree program
  • do not need to submit the IEP application
Graduate Students

Conditionally admitted graduate students will need to submit:

  • an IEP application
  • AND, a graduate application

Bank Statement Requirements

In order to be issued an I-20, you must submit a bank statement showing sufficient support for the first year of study.

You will still be evaluated for admission without submitting the bank statement, but admission letters and I-20s will not be sent until the bank statement requirement has been met.

Statements must include:
  • Student's Name
  • NUID Number

NOTE: Scholarship letters can be used in place of bank statements.


Items not Required

Letters of recommendation and essays are NOT required for admission.


English Proficiency

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

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English Proficiency

English Proficiency Testing Agencies

You are responsible for contacting your IELTS testing center or TOEFL to submit an official English proficiency score. Scores should come directly from the testing agency to UNL.

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET TAKEN AN ENGLISH PROFICIENCY EXAM PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TESTING AGENCIES:

NOTE: Students suspected of submitting false English proficiency scores will be required to take the institutional English language test and may be subject to dismissal from the university.


English Proficiency Deadlines

To be fully-admitted, you must meet English proficiency by the following deadlines:

  • Fall Term: July 15
  • Spring Term: December 1
  • Summer Term: May 1

If you are unable to meet these deadlines you will be required to enroll in the Intensive English Program or move your admission to the next term. Email admissions@unl.edu to change your application term.


English Proficiency Tests and Minimum Scores

English Proficiency Tests and Minimum Scores
English Proficiency Test Score
TOEFL Internet-Based 70 (20 Writing Subscore)
TOEFL Paper-Based* 523 composite
IELTS 6.0 composite (5.5 Writing Subscore)
UNL English Language Test (ELT) 74
ACT English Subscore* 20
SAT Critical Reading Subscore* 470
Graduation from a high school in the United States*
Completion of 30 semester hours (or equivalent) of coursework at a college or community college in the United States*

*Students presenting these forms of English proficiency will be required to take the UNL English Language Test upon arrival at UNL. The results of this exam will determine appropriate class placement and will have no influence on your admission status.


Other Options to Study at NEBRASKA if you do not meet the English Proficiency Requirements

If you do not demonstrate English proficiency at the time of admission review you will be considered for conditional admission to UNL and will be able to attend the UNL Intensive English Program.

Upon completing the Intensive English Program with a passing score on the UNL English Language Test or UNL Institutional TOEFL, you will then be fully admitted to enroll for the next available academic term.

You will still be required to meet the English proficiency deadlines for that term.

Conditionally admitted students are not eligible for UNL institutional academic scholarships.

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Credit English for Academic Purpose

The CEAP is for conditionally admitted students who have an advanced level of English proficiency, below the minimum requirement for full admission.

  • Three advanced level English courses with one additional class in your area of study for a total of 12 hours of university credit.
  • TOEFL-61 total with writing subscore of 17
  • IELTS-5.0 total with writing subscore of 4.5
Intensive English Program

The IEP is for students who are conditionally admitted and students who wish to study English in the United States.

  • Intensive English language study 21-25 hours per week
  • Sessions begin in each academic term
  • All levels of study

Specific College English Requirements

Some departments and colleges require additional English proficiency scores and ACT or SAT scores for direct admission into their programs. Students who are not initially admitted into their major will be enrolled in a major of General Studies until they have met performance requirements for their major.

Architecture (Pre-Architecture and Pre-Interior Design)

80 Internet-Based TOEFL
or 550 Paper-Based TOEFL
or 6.5 IELTS, or ACT English Subscore 22
or SAT Critical Reading Subscore of 480
or UNL English Language Test 80

Education and Human Sciences

79 Internet-Based TOEFL
or 550 Paper-Based TOEFL
or 6.5 IELTS, or ACT English Subscore 22
or SAT Critical Reading Subscore of 480
or UNL English Language Test 80

Journalism and Mass Communications

100 Internet-Based TOEFL
or 600 Paper-Based TOEFL
or 7.0 IELTS
or ACT English Subscore 24
or SAT Critical Reading Subscore of 500
or UNL English Language Test 85


Admission Checklist

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Apply

Review the materials you'll need before starting your application. Complete the application online.

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Check Your Application Status

Check MyRED to check your application status and verify all documents have been submitted to complete your application.

MyRED
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Pay Enrollment Deposit

Once you're admitted, pay the $250 enrollment deposit to reserve your place at UNL.

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Enrollment Deposit

All Freshmen, Transfer and International students, including students in the Intensive English Program, who have received notification of their admission to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln pay the $250 Enrollment Deposit.


What is the Enrollment Deposit?

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln requires a $250 Enrollment Deposit to be paid by the deadlines below to finalize your admission and secure your space in the incoming class.

  • Spring Deposit Deadline: December 1
  • Fall/Summer Deposit Deadline: May 1

The Enrollment Deposit is not a new fee. The $250 deposit applies directly toward students' first expenses at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, such as orientation programs and more.

Pay Enrollment Deposit


Who is Required to Pay the Enrollment Deposit?

The Enrollment Deposit is required for all new Freshmen, Transfer and International students, including students enrolling in the Intensive English Program, who are admitted.


Why Do I Need to Pay the Enrollment Deposit?

The Enrollment Deposit :

  • Allows the University to more effectively plan for class offerings and student resources in preparation for your arrival.

  • Provides an incentive for students to actively consider their college choice on an appropriate timeline, which increases their selection in housing, New Student Enrollment dates and classes.
  • Allows the University to more accurately report new student class data as part of the budgeting process.

Refund

The Enrollment Deposit is fully refundable prior to the deposit deadlines below:

  • Spring Deposit Deadline: December 1
  • Fall/Summer Deposit Deadline: May 1

If a student chooses not to attend UNL and did not request a refund on or before the deadline, the student forfeit's the full amount of their Enrollment Deposit.

To request a refund, please email the Office of Admissions.


Requesting Reinstatement

Admitted students who do not pay the deposit prior to the deadline forfeit their admission and aid. Students may request reinstatement by sending a letter to the admissions committee at:

UNL Admissions Committee
1410 Q St
Lincoln, NE 68588-0417

OR email the committee at: admissions@unl.edu

  • Reinstatement of admission cannot be guaranteed.
  • Reinstatement of federal, state, and university aid is not guaranteed.
  • Please indicate in the circumstances surrounding your late payment in your reinstatement request.

NOTE: The Enrollment Deposit is not waived under any circumstance. The Enrollment Deposit is Non-Transferable.


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Obtain I-20

After you are notified of your admission status, we will email instructions about obtaining your I-20 or visa.

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Obtain I-20

If you need an I-20 and F-1 student visa to study at UNL, submit the following:

A bank statement showing support that is greater than or equal to $40,393.00 (The amount may be in the local currency.) In addition, be sure:

  • It includes the name of the account holder in English.
  • Is printed on official bank letterhead.
  • You write your NU ID # on the top of the bank statement.

You may also submit a scholarship letter that indicates support from a government or private scholarship. This letter must include:

  • Your name.
  • An outline of expenses the scholarship will cover.

Submit the bank statement or scholarship letter via scanned email or by fax to:


SEVIS Transfer

If you are currently studying at a high school or university in the United States you may transfer your SEVIS record to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Transferring your SEVIS record allows you to maintain your current record and obtain a UNL I-20 which can be used to obtain a new student visa if traveling overseas prior to your enrollment at UNL.

The SEVIS Transfer Form must be submitted to the UNL International Students and Scholar office:

University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Seaton Hall Suite 201
PO Box 880639
Lincoln, NE 68588-0639

Fax: 402-472-1910

Email: isso@unl.edu


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Sign Housing Contract

After you pay your enrollment deposit, you can sign up for on-campus housing through MyRED.

University Housing
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Complete New Student Enrollment

NSE is a required student orientation program.

More about NSE
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Submit English Proficiency Scores

If you're conditionally-admitted, you may submit English proficiency scores up until your term's deadline to become fully-admitted.

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Prepare for Arrival

There are a few health requirements to complete and prepare for before you arrive on campus.

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Pre-Enrollment Health Requirements & Information

All incoming students must submit the Pre-Enrollment Health Requirement Form through MyRED.

Pre-Enrollment Health Requirement

In addition, all international students must complete the following health requirements at the University Health Center:

  • Provide proof of two rubeola/measles MMR immunizations or positive rubeola lab result
  • Undergo a tuberculosis test
International Health Requirement

For students who have the University of Nebraska's StudentBlue Insurance Plan, the cost of the Pre-Enrollment Health Requirement is covered 100%.

Health Insurance

  • The University will automatically enroll all international students (F1 and J1) in StudentBlue Health Insurance.
  • You may waive the insurance plan if you show documentation of a comparable medical insurance plan. Proof consists of a plan in your name and the document must be in English.
  • Deadline to waive the health insurance is the 14th day of class each semester.

Meningococcal Vaccine

Meningococcal disease is a rare infection with potentially devastating results. The vaccine is recommended for first year students living in university residences but is not required by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


Once you get to Lincoln...

International Orientation is a required event for all new international students when you arrive on campus.

International Orientation

Check your Admission Status

To check your admission status, visit the MyRED online student center. Log into MyRED to:

  • Check your application status
  • Apply to the University Honors Program and the Raikes School
  • Pay your enrollment deposit
  • Submit a housing contract
  • Register for New Student Enrollment
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Admission of Students on the Basis of Special Merit

Applicants who do not qualify for assured admission will automatically be considered for full admission to the University on the basis of special merit. The special merit process will make provisions for a variety of circumstances, including allowance for the special consideration to be given to: non- traditional students; returning adult students; students educated at home schools; students who do not meet the required performance criteria but who have performed at a high level of accomplishment towards the conclusion of their high school careers (sometimes called "late bloomers"); students who can provide evidence of special talents, such as outstanding musical performers; those with unique educational experience or career achievements, etc. Such students will be encouraged to provide evidence of their ability to do University level work. In addition, special consideration will be given to members of under-represented groups who present evidence of being able to succeed. Such applications will be considered by University admissions personnel following established policies and procedures. It must be emphasized that students once admitted through this process will be considered fully admitted and will not be considered by the University to have a provisional status. However, some students may have to complete specific University courses to compensate for having not completed all of the required core courses or equivalent educational attainments.


Admissions Committee

Per Admissions Office Procedures Manual in Accordance with RP- 5.2.1-4b—an Admissions Committees may admit students that do not meet the Board of Regents assured admissions requirements for full admission. These decisions are based upon a holistic review of an individual applicants student record including but not limited to: academic achievement (GPA, academic courses, class rank, standardized test scores), high school course availability, recommendation letters, and retention services. The Admissions Committee will utilize this information through the holistic review process to determine whether there are other indicia in the record that would contribute to the applicant's academic success at the University. The Office of Admissions has three committees that perform the above described work: Freshman; Transfer/International and Special Circumstances.

The Special Circumstances Committee will holistically review applicants with special merit that are required to participate in intrusive and successful retention programs such as, but not limited to, Nebraska College Preparatory Academy, William H. Thompson Scholars, and Nebraska Athletics Support Services. The Director of Admissions must approve retention programs to be considered for the Special Circumstances Committee. Members of this committee will be appointed by the Director of Admissions.


Don't Forget

After meeting these requirements, you have to apply for admission and pay the $45 application fee to be considered for admission.


Applications After Published Admissions Deadlines

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.

Find out more about University of Nebraska–Lincoln assured admission requirements.

Please note there is no guarantee of admission for wait-list applicants.


College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
PGA Golf Management Requirements
Category Requirements
PGA Golf Management
Students
A 12 Handicap is required for students entering into this program. For more information, please visit: http://pgm.unl.edu/requirements.

Core Courses
Required academic courses
Category Requirements
English 4 units of English:
Units must include intensive reading and writing experiences.
Mathematics 4 units of math:
  • Algebra
  • Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • 1 additional
  • 1 additional unit that builds on knowledge and concepts learned in Algebra II
Social Sciences 3 units of social sciences:
  • 1 unit drawn from American and/or world history
  • 1 additional unit drawn from history
  • American government and/or geography
  • a 3rd unit drawn from any social science discipline
Natural Sciences 3 units of natural sciences:
  • At least 2 units selected from:
    • biology
    • chemistry
    • physics
    • earth sciences
  • 1 unit must include laboratory instruction
Foreign Language 2 units of foreign language:
  • Both units must be in the same language.
  • Students who are unable to take 2 years of foreign language in high school may still qualify for admission.
  • NOTE: Some University of Nebraska–Lincoln degree programs require the equivalent of 4 years of high school foreign language in the same language in order to graduate.
  • View foreign language requirements by degree.

College Specific Requirements

All colleges at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln require students meet the minimum core course and performance admission requirements. (as listed above)

Some colleges have additional requirements that students must meet in order to be admitted to their requested college.

The Explore Center

If you do not meet college specific requirements you can still be admitted through our Explore Center.

  • you will be advised by the Explore Center until you meet the college specific requirements for your desired college.
  • once you've met your college's requirements, you will have the opportunity to transfer into the college you requested.
Colleges With NO Additional Requirements

The colleges below do not have additional requirements beyond core course and performance requirements.

  • College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Education & Human Sciences
  • College of Journalism & Mass Communications
Colleges With Additional Requirements

College of Architecture
Architecture course requirements
Category Requirements
Math
  • 1 full unit of Pre-Calc/Trig
  • OR 1/2 unit Pre-Calc/Trig
  • 1/2 unit Math/Calc
ACT/SAT scores
  • ACT composite score of 22 or higher.
  • OR an SAT combined score of 1030 or higher.
Transfer & Readmit Students In addition to the above requirements, must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

College of Business Administration
Business administration course requirements
Category Requirements
Transfer & Readmit Students Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

College of Engineering
Engineering course requirements
Category Requirements
Freshman Students
Math
  • 1 full unit of geometry AND
As part of the 4 units required you must take:
  • pre-calculus
  • OR trigonometry
  • OR calculus
Natural Sciences As part of the 3 units required you must take:
  • chemistry
  • AND physics
ACT/SAT Scores
  • ACT composite score of 24 or higher
  • OR an SAT combined score of 1110 or higher
Transfer & Readmit Students
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least:
    • 2.5 for Nebraska residents
    • 3 for non-residents

Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts

AUDITION AND/OR PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS

You must also meet any audition or portfolio requirements listed below:

Audition requirements
Category Requirements
Art, Art History: No auditions or special applications.
Music, Dance: Auditions are required.
Theatre emphasis in:
  • performance
Auditions are required.

View the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film audition information.

Theatre emphasis in:
  • design/technical production
No portfolio or audition required.

However, there is an optional portfolio for an additional scholarship.

Theatre emphasis in:
  • directing & management
Application and portfolio required.

Requirements for the application and portfolio.

Theatre emphasis in:
  • film/new media
Supporting materials required.

View additional required materials.

Transfer & Readmit Students Film & New Media majors must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a semester GPA of 3.0.

College of Public Affairs & Community Service
Public affairs and community service course requirements
Category Requirements
Transfer & Readmit
Students
Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5.