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Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Freshman Admission Requirements

In addition to university requirements, students must meet the following College of Engineering requirements:

4 years of high school math, including:

2 years of algebra l
1 year of geometry l
1 year of trigonometry, pre-calculus or calculus

3 years of natural science, including:

1 year of physics l
1 year of chemistry

ACT composite of 24 or higher or SAT total score (Critical Reading and Math only) of 1180 or higher (if the minimum admission has not been met, a student still may be admitted based on an individual review of his/her application).

UNL Admission Information and Requirements
If you will be enrolling in our Omaha programs, you'll apply through the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), while still remaining a Nebraska Engineering student.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

2.5 transfer cumulative GPA
Ready to take Calculus (MATH 106) in math course sequence


Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Freshman Admission Requirements

In addition to university requirements, students must meet the following College of Engineering requirements:

4 years of high school math, including:

2 years of algebra l
1 year of geometry l
1 year of trigonometry, pre-calculus or calculus

3 years of natural science, including:

1 year of physics l
1 year of chemistry

ACT composite of 24 or higher or SAT total score (Critical Reading and Math only) of 1180 or higher (if the minimum admission has not been met, a student still may be admitted based on an individual review of his/her application).

UNL Admission Information and Requirements
If you will be enrolling in our Omaha programs, you'll apply through the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), while still remaining a Nebraska Engineering student.
Transfer Student Admission Requirements

2.5 transfer cumulative GPA
Ready to take Calculus (MATH 106) in math course sequence


Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International Freshmen

Application Fee
There is a $45 application fee payable online with a credit card.

Deadlines
Summer/Fall 2017 ‚Ä" May 1, 2017
Spring 2017 ‚Ä" December 1, 2016

Additional Documents
In addition to the online application, International Freshmen students are required to submit:
Secondary school transcript
Secondary school certificate/diploma
English proficiency scores
Bank statement

English Proficiency Deadlines
To be fully-admitted, you must meet English proficiency by the following deadlines:
Fall Term ‚Ä" July 15
Spring Term ‚Ä" December 1
Summer Term ‚Ä" May 1

Thanks for your interest in the University of Nebraska‚Ä"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

You can contact the University to apply for admission by yourself. You are not required to use an agent to apply for admission or enroll at the University of Nebraska. If you chose to use someone to assist you in applying for admission or enroll for classes, that is your responsibility.
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 translations must be stamped by the issuing institution, Education USA, Embassy, or a certified notary 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 translations must be stamped by the issuing institution, Education USA, Embassy, or a certified notary 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‚Ä"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.

International Transfer

Application Fee
There is a $45 application fee payable online with a credit card.

Deadlines
Summer/Fall 2017 ‚Ä" May 1, 2017
Spring 2017 ‚Ä" December 1, 2016

Additional Documents
In addition to the online application, International Transfer students are required to submit:
Secondary school transcript
Secondary school certificate/diploma
University Transcript
English proficiency scores
Bank statement

English Proficiency Deadlines
To be fully-admitted, you must meet English proficiency by the following deadlines:
Fall Term ‚Ä" July 15
Spring Term ‚Ä" December 1
Summer Term ‚Ä" May 1

Thanks for your interest in the University of Nebraska‚Ä"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

You can contact the University to apply for admission by yourself. You are not required to use an agent to apply for admission or enroll at the University of Nebraska. If you chose to use someone to assist you in applying for admission or enroll for classes, that is your responsibility.
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 translations must be stamped by the issuing institution, Education USA, Embassy, or a certified notary 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 translations must be stamped by the issuing institution, Education USA, Embassy, or a certified notary 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‚Ä"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

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Residency Policy

Determining your residency status is an important part of your application for admission at the University of Nebraska‚Ä"Lincoln. Residents of the state of Nebraska will be billed in-state tuition and non-residents will be billed out-of-state tuition. Don't worry it's pretty simple, here's the gist.

You will be classified as a non-resident if:

You are not attending a Nebraska high school
Or, you are not a graduate of an accredited Nebraska high school

Qualifying for Residency Status For The Purpose of In-State Tuition

Persons of legal age (19 or older) or emancipated minors who:
have established a home in Nebraska for at least 12 months.*
AND can verify by documentation that he/she intends to make Nebraska their permanent residence.
Dependent students whose parent/guardian has established a home in Nebraska.
Persons who are married to Nebraska residents who had established a home in Nebraska prior to the marriage.
Permanent resident aliens or individuals who have been granted asylum or refugee status and who have established a home in Nebraska for at least 12 months.
Dependents or spouses of permanent university, state college, or community college employees in the State of Nebraska who have at least part-time (.5 FTE) employment status.
Active duty military personnel and their dependents whose permanent duty station or home of record is in Nebraska.
Persons who graduated from an accredited high school in Nebraska and were legal residents of Nebraska at the time of graduation.
Individuals who previously attended the University of Nebraska or one of the Nebraska state colleges as a resident within the last two years.
Individuals, and their spouses and dependents, who were recruited for full-time employment to the state of Nebraska because of their special talents or skills.
Members of tribes who live outside the state of Nebraska qualify for in-state tuition rates upon providing documentation of membership.
You need to apply for residency classification in order to determine if you qualify for in-state tuition.

NOTE: *Individuals who move to Nebraska primarily to enroll in a post-secondary institution in Nebraska will be considered a non-resident for tuition purposes for the duration of his/her attendance.
Native American Tribes Indigenous to Nebraska OR Tribes Migrated to or from the State of Nebraska

The following have been identified as Native American tribes indigenous to Nebraska or tribes that historically migrated to or from the state of Nebraska: Arapaho, Hidatsa, Missouria, Sac and Fox, Arikara, Jicarilla, Apache, Omaha, Dakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, Iowa, Otoe, Lakota Sioux, Southern Cheyenne, Kickapoo, Pawnee, Nakota Sioux, Comanche, Kiowa, Ponca, Santee Sioux, Crow, Mandan, Potawatomie, and Winnebago

It is the responsibility of the student to submit a copy of his or her tribal card to the Office of Admissions if he/she wants to be considered a resident for tuition purposes. Students who do not provide this documentation will be determined to be non-residents without further notification.
Housing

All incoming students under the age of 19 or students who have not completed or transferred 27 or more accepted semester hours of post-secondary education as of the first day of fall semester classes are required to live in University-approved on-campus housing.

Residency Requirements

Residency Policy

Determining your residency status is an important part of your application for admission at the University of Nebraska‚Ä"Lincoln. Residents of the state of Nebraska will be billed in-state tuition and non-residents will be billed out-of-state tuition. Don't worry it's pretty simple, here's the gist.

You will be classified as a non-resident if:

You are not attending a Nebraska high school
Or, you are not a graduate of an accredited Nebraska high school

Qualifying for Residency Status For The Purpose of In-State Tuition

Persons of legal age (19 or older) or emancipated minors who:
have established a home in Nebraska for at least 12 months.*
AND can verify by documentation that he/she intends to make Nebraska their permanent residence.
Dependent students whose parent/guardian has established a home in Nebraska.
Persons who are married to Nebraska residents who had established a home in Nebraska prior to the marriage.
Permanent resident aliens or individuals who have been granted asylum or refugee status and who have established a home in Nebraska for at least 12 months.
Dependents or spouses of permanent university, state college, or community college employees in the State of Nebraska who have at least part-time (.5 FTE) employment status.
Active duty military personnel and their dependents whose permanent duty station or home of record is in Nebraska.
Persons who graduated from an accredited high school in Nebraska and were legal residents of Nebraska at the time of graduation.
Individuals who previously attended the University of Nebraska or one of the Nebraska state colleges as a resident within the last two years.
Individuals, and their spouses and dependents, who were recruited for full-time employment to the state of Nebraska because of their special talents or skills.
Members of tribes who live outside the state of Nebraska qualify for in-state tuition rates upon providing documentation of membership.
You need to apply for residency classification in order to determine if you qualify for in-state tuition.

NOTE: *Individuals who move to Nebraska primarily to enroll in a post-secondary institution in Nebraska will be considered a non-resident for tuition purposes for the duration of his/her attendance.
Native American Tribes Indigenous to Nebraska OR Tribes Migrated to or from the State of Nebraska

The following have been identified as Native American tribes indigenous to Nebraska or tribes that historically migrated to or from the state of Nebraska: Arapaho, Hidatsa, Missouria, Sac and Fox, Arikara, Jicarilla, Apache, Omaha, Dakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, Iowa, Otoe, Lakota Sioux, Southern Cheyenne, Kickapoo, Pawnee, Nakota Sioux, Comanche, Kiowa, Ponca, Santee Sioux, Crow, Mandan, Potawatomie, and Winnebago

It is the responsibility of the student to submit a copy of his or her tribal card to the Office of Admissions if he/she wants to be considered a resident for tuition purposes. Students who do not provide this documentation will be determined to be non-residents without further notification.
Housing

All incoming students under the age of 19 or students who have not completed or transferred 27 or more accepted semester hours of post-secondary education as of the first day of fall semester classes are required to live in University-approved on-campus housing.


Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer

Transcript
You will self-report your academic record. Use an unofficial transcript to fill in your information.

Deadlines
Summer/Fall 2017 ‚Ä" May 1, 2017
Spring 2017 ‚Ä" December 1, 2016

Application Fee
There is a $45 application fee payable with a credit card or a check. Make the check out to the University of Nebraska‚Ä"Lincoln and put the applicant's name on the memo line. If you have applied for undergraduate admission at UNK or UNO within the last year and submitted an application fee to either of those campuses, you do not need to pay the $45 admission fee.

Personal Statement
To be considered for leadership and diversity scholarships, you must write a 350-word essay all about you. Focus on leadership, career goals and community service.

You are guaranteed admission if you meet the core course requirements and the performance requirements. If you don't meet these requirements, we strongly encourage you to apply anyway‚Ä"your admission will be determined by a committee appointed by the Director of Admissions and your complete academic profile will be considered.
Performance Requirements

Transfer applicants should:

Demonstrate a 2.0 ("C" average) cumulative grade point average (GPA) on all college-level coursework.
Have a 2.0 GPA for the most recent term of attendance.

Core Course Requirements

There are 16 units of academic courses required for admission.

A unit is one year of high school study or a semester/quarter of college coursework.
High School Classes

Here is a list of Nebraska high school classes that count toward core course requirements.
Ways to Meet Admission Requirements

If you are missing courses required for admission, there are ways to remove the deficiencies before you enroll.
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 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‚Ä"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‚Ä"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 Additional Requirements

College of Engineering
Engineering course requirements
Category Requirements
First-Year College 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 (old) or 1180 (new) or higher

Domestic Transfer Students

Must have a cumulative and last-term GPA of at least 2.5.

Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts

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‚Ä"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: First-Year college students; 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.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 81
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 94