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Students who have been home-schooled must submit several documents to be considered for admission to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln:

  • Submit an application for admission.
  • Submit the application fee ($45).
  • Submit a test score. While the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will accept either ACT or SAT test scores for admission purposes, home schooled students are encouraged to take the ACT exam. The exam score will help determine the applicant's level of preparation for college course work. Students should take the exam in the spring of their junior year and may take the exam more than once; only the highest composite test score will be used to determine admission status. Scores must be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the ACT organization.
  • Home-schooled students may also be asked to provide a copy of the most recent "statement of objection and assurances by parent or guardian" that is on file with the Nebraska State Department of Education.
  • The primary teacher/administrator of the home school must provide:
    • A copy of the letter from the Nebraska State Department of Education that confirms that you have filed with the Department of Education.
    • A typed transcript (semester format) of the courses the student completed in the home school environment. Grades or averages earned in each course must be included on the transcript. A curriculum synopsis of the courses which parallel the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's 16 core course requirement. The synopsis should include a brief description (paragraph) of each of these courses.
    • Textbook information listed by course (including titles and authors). Students who have taken courses in foreign language must include a description of how they learned the verbal component of the language (i.e. tutor, tapes). The home school administrator should also provide a detailed description of how the applicant fulfilled the natural science laboratory requirement.
    • Students who completed courses in a school other than their home-school (traditional high school and/or college) must also submit an official copy of their academic transcript from this school.

Please note: Additional supporting documents may be requested by the University to assist officials in making an admission decision.

Send to:

Office of Admissions
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
313 N 13th St
P.O. Box 880417
Lincoln, NE 68588-0256
Phone (402) 472-2023
FAX (402) 472-0670