HS Graduates Before 1997

If you graduated from high school prior to January 1997, the chart below describes admissions requirements that apply to you.

  • you must have successfully completed high school courses in the areas listed to be admitted to 1 of the undergraduate colleges
  • students who only meet general admission requirements will be admitted to and advised in the Explore Center.

Colleges

General Admission Requirements

General Admissions Requirements
Category Requirements

English/Language Arts

4 units lang arts:

  • 3 units English; includes 1 unit English comp
  • 1 unit from English, speech, journalism, lit, or foreign lang

Mathematics

2 units math:

  • 1 unit algebra
  • 1 unit geometry, adv. algebra, trig, calc, or algebra-based computer science

Natural Sciences

2 units of sciences:

  • biology
  • physics
  • chemistry
  • earth
  • OR life sciences

Social Sciences

2 units social sciences:

  • American government
  • American history
  • world history
  • anthropology
  • psychology
  • OR sociology

Class Rank or ACT/SAT

Must have taken the above courses:

  • OR graduate in the upper half of your class
  • OR have a 20 ACT or SAT (Critical Reading and Math only) of 950)

Transfer Requirements

You also must have:

  • a cumulative GPA of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher
  • AND a 2.0 for the most recent term attended

Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Agricultural sciences and natural resources requirements
Category Requirements
English/Language Arts
  • 3 units of English
  • 1 unit of language arts
Mathematics 3 units of math
Natural Sciences 2 units of natural sciences
Social Sciences 2 units of social sciences
Electives 5 units electives
Transfer Requirements

You also must have:

  • a cumulative GPA of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher
  • AND a 2.0 for the most recent term attended

Architecture

Architecture requirements
Category Requirements
English/Language Arts

4 units language arts

  • 2 units English
  • 1 unit English composition
  • AND 1 unit from
    • speech
    • journalism
    • literature
    • OR foreign language
Mathematics

PreArch:

  • 2 units algebra
  • 1 unit geometry
  • .5 unit trigonometry or precalculus

Pre-Interior Design:

  • 2 units algebra
  • 1 unit from geometry, trigonometry, or precalculus
Natural Sciences

2 units of natural sciences

  • physics
  • chemistry
  • biology
  • botany
  • geology
  • OR physiology
Social Sciences

2 units of social sciences

  • American government
  • American history
  • world history
  • psychology
  • sociology
  • OR anthropology
Other Requirements Pre-Arch Only: Freshmen must submit complete application materials by Mar. 15. Students will be admitted only once a year, with classes beginning fall semester
Class Rank or ACT/SAT Graduate in the upper quarter of your high school class or have a:
  • 22 ACT (comp)
  • OR 970 SAT (Critical Reading and Math only)
Transfer Requirements

Cumulative GPA of 2.6 and be in good standing.

PreArch only:
You must submit materials by Feb. 15 of each year

Arts & Sciences

Arts and sciences requirements
Category Requirements
English/Language Arts 3 units of English (literature or composition)
Foreign Language 2 units of one foreign language
Mathematics

3 units math:

  • 2 units of algebra
  • 1 unit geometry
Other Requirements

8 units selected from:

  • English
  • foreign language
  • math
  • natural science
  • social sciences
Transfer Requirements

You also must have:

  • GPA of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher
  • AND a 2.0 for the most recent term attended
NOTE: Requirements differ for pre-professional programs.

College of Business Administration

College of Business Administration Requirements
Category Requirements
English/Language Arts 3 units of English
Mathematics

3 units math:

  • 2 units of algebra
  • 1 unit geometry
Other Requirements

5 units selected from:

  • 2 units from foreign language
  • OR 2 units from social sciences
Electives 5 units of electives
Transfer Requirements

You also must have:

  • cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher
  • 2.0 for the most recent term attended

Education & Human Sciences

Education & Human Sciences Requirements
Category Requirements
English/Language Arts
  • 4 units of language arts
  • 3 units of English includes:
    • 1 unit of English comp
    • 1 unit from speech, journalism, literature, foreign language
Mathematics

2 units of math includes 1 unit from:

  • geometry
  • advanced algebra
  • trigonometry
General math not accepted.
Natural Sciences

2 units of sciences:

  • biology
  • physics
  • chemistry
  • earth
  • life
  • general sciences
Social Sciences

2 units of social sciences:

  • American government
  • American history
  • world history
  • anthropology
  • geography
  • psychology
  • sociology
  • economics
Electives 6 units of electives
Class Rank or ACT/SAT
  • Graduate in the upper half of your class
  • OR have a 20 ACT (comprehensive)
  • OR 950 SAT (combined)
Transfer Requirements
  • a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher
  • AND a 2.0 for the most recent term attended

Engineering

Engineering Requirements
Category Requirements
English/Language Arts 3 units of English
Mathematics

3.5 units of math includes:

  • 2 units algebra
  • 1 unit of geometry
  • 1 unit pre-calculus/trigonometry
Natural Sciences

2 units of natural sciences includes:

  • 1 unit of physics
  • 1 unit chemistry
Other Requirements

4 units selected from:

  • English
  • math
  • foreign language
  • social sciences
  • OR natural sciences
Electives 3.5 units of electives
Class Rank or ACT/SAT

Must have a:

  • 24 ACT (comprehensive)
  • OR 1110 SAT (combined)
Transfer Requirements

Meet GPA requirements:

  • 2.5 for NE residents
  • 2.5 for non-residents from ABET or CEAB accredited engineering schools
  • OR 3.0 for nonresidents from other colleges and universities

Fine & Performing Arts

Fine & Performing Arts Requirements
Category Requirements
English/Language Arts 3 units of English (literature or composition)
Foreign Language 2 units of 1 foreign language
Mathematics

3 units of math includes:

  • 2 units of algebra
  • 1 unit geometry
Other Requirements

8 units from:

  • English
  • foreign language
  • math
  • natural science
  • OR social science

Music major or minor only:

Transfer Requirements
  • cumulative GPA of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher
  • AND a 2.0 for the most recent term attended

Journalism & Mass Communications

Journalism & Mass Communications Requirements
Category Requirements
English/Language Arts 3 units English
Foreign Language 2 units of one foreign language
Mathematics

3 units of math includes:

  • 2 units of algebra
  • 1 unit geometry
Other Requirements

9 units selected from:

  • English
  • foreign language
  • math
  • natural science
  • OR social sciences
Transfer Requirements
  • cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher
  • AND a 2.0 for the most recent term attended