Admission Requirements (before 1997)

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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 one of NEBRASKA's nine undergraduate colleges. Students who only meet General Admission requirements will be admitted to and advised in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (Explore Center).

General Admissions 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 (includes 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 these 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 Lang. 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 lang. arts (2 units English, 1 unit English comp, and 1 unit from speech, journalism, lit, or foreign lang.)
Mathematics PreArch: 2 units algebra, 1 unit geometry, and .5 unit trig or precalc. Pre-Interior Design: 2 units algebra and 1 unit from geometry, trig, or precalc
Natural Sciences 2 units of natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, botany, geology, or physiology)
Social Sciences 2 units of social sciences (American governmt, 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 You also must graduate in the upper quarter of your high school class or have an 22 ACT (comp) 970 SAT (Critical Reading and Math only)
Transfer Requirements You also must have a 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 (lit or comp)
Foreign Language 2 units of one foreign language
Mathematics 3 units math (includes 2 units of algebra and 1 unit geometry)
Other Requirements 8 units selected from English, foreign lang., math, natural sci., or social sciences
Transfer Requirements You also must have a 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 (includes 2 units of algebra and 1 unit geometry)
Other Requirements 5 units selected from foreign lang. or social sciences with 2 units each from 2 of these areas
Electives 5 units electives
Transfer Requirements You also must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher and 2.0 for the most recent term attended

Education & Human Sciences

Education & Human Sciences Requirements
Category Requirements
English/Language Arts 4 units of lang. arts (3 units of English; includes1 unit of English comp, and 1 unit from speech, journal- ism, lit, or foreign lang.)
Mathematics 2 units of math (includes 1 unit selected from geometry, advanced algebra, trig. General math not accepted.)
Natural Sciences 2 units of sciences (biology, physics, chemistry, earth, life, or general sciences)
Social Sciences 2 units of social sciences (American government, American history, world history, anthropology, geog, psychology, sociology, or econ)
Electives 6 units of electives
Class Rank or ACT/SAT You also must graduate in the upper half of your class or have a 20 ACT (comp)or 950 SAT (comb))
Transfer Requirements You also must have 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, and 1 unit pre-calc/trig)
Natural Sciences 2 units of natural sciences (includes 1 unit of physics and 1 unit chemistry)
Other Requirements 4 units selected from English, math, foreign lang., social sciences or natural sciences
Electives 3.5 units of electives
Class Rank or ACT/SAT You also must have an 24 ACT (comp) or 1110 SAT (comb)
Transfer Requirements You also must 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 (lit or comp)
Foreign Language 2 units of one foreign lang.
Mathematics 3 units of math (includes 2 units of algebra and 1 unit geometry)
Other Requirements 8 units from English, foreign lang., math, natural sciences or social sciences. Music major or minor only: Audition required. Contact the School of Music to arrange audition
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

Journalism & Mass Communications

Journalism & Mass Communications Requirements
Category Requirements
English/Language Arts 3 units English
Foreign Language 2 units of one foreign lang.
Mathematics 3 units of math (includes 2 units of algebra and 1 unit geometry)
Other Requirements 9 units selected from English, foreign lang., math, natural science, or social sciences
Transfer Requirements You also must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher and a 2.0 for the most recent term attended