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Experience our building in a whole new way by gazing through Larry Bell's "Glass Cube Cal #8," currently on view in the Great Hall until August 23 as part of the "Land of Enchantment" and "The Romance of the Moon" exhibitions. #larrybell #UNL #LNK

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Dean Joseph Francisco and Staff Council scoop for the Arts and Sciences Ice Cream Social. #UNL

"Let your fiction grow out of the land beneath your feet." Willa Cather. Keep up with correspondences this summer and send your friend a postcard from the Sheldon Museum Store. #sheldonmuseumstore #shopsheldon #sheldonmuseum #unl #lnk

It's bath time for everyone's favorite mammoth! #UNL #LNK Photo via @MorrillHallUNL

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They have their baggies and are ready to go. #Barexam day 2 is underway. Good luck! #NELaw

Hanging of the lights for Culture! Culture! Get your free ticket soon. The performance is August 7. Michael Reinmiller/Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.

Keep your eye out for the new branding on the Green Machine that will be keeping the streets clean.

Majors

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Accounting

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Advertising and Public Relations

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Agribusiness

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Agribusiness

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Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication

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Agricultural Economics

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Agricultural Education

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Agricultural Engineering

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Agronomy

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Animal Science

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Anthropology

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Applied Climate Science

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Applied Science

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Architectural Engineering - Omaha

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Art

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Art History and Criticism

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Athletic Training

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Biochemistry

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Biochemistry

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Biological Sciences

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Biological Systems Engineering

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Broadcasting

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Business Administration

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Chemical Engineering

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Chemistry

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Child Development/Early Childhood Education

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Child, Youth and Family Studies/Journalism and Mass Communications

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Civil Engineering

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Classical Languages

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Classics and Religious Studies

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Communication Studies

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Computer Engineering

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Computer Engineering - Omaha

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Computer Science

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Construction Engineering

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Construction Management

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Culinary Science

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Dance

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Dietetics

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Economics

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Economics

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Electrical Engineering

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Electronics Engineering - Omaha

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English

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Environmental Restoration Science

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Environmental Studies

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Environmental Studies

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Ethnic Studies

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Family Science

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Film Studies

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Finance

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Fisheries and Wildlife

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Food Science and Technology

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Food Technology for Companion Animals

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Forensic Science

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French

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Geography

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Geology

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German

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Global Studies

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Grassland Ecology and Management

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Grazing Livestock Systems

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Great Plains Studies

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History

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Horticulture

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Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management

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Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management

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Insect Science

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Integrated Science

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International Business

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Journalism

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Latin American Studies

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Management

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Marketing

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Mathematics

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Mechanical Engineering

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Mechanized Systems Management

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Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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Meteorology and Climatology

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Microbiology

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Microbiology

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Music

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Music Education

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Natural Resources and Environmental Economics

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Nutrition Science

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Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science

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PGA Golf Management

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Philosophy

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Physics

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Plant Biology

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Plant Biology

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Political Science

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Pre-Architecture

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Pre-Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Pre-Elem Education and Special Education (K-6)

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Pre-Elementary Education

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Pre-Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education

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Pre-Inclusive Early Childhood Education

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Pre-Secondary Education (Business)

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Pre-Secondary Education (Chemistry)

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Pre-Secondary Education (Earth and Space Science)

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Pre-Secondary Education (English)

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Pre-Secondary Education (Family & Consumer Science)

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Pre-Secondary Education (French)

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Pre-Secondary Education (German)

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Pre-Secondary Education (Language Arts)

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Pre-Secondary Education (Latin)

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Pre-Secondary Education (Mathematics)

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Pre-Secondary Education (Natural Science)

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Pre-Secondary Education (Physics)

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Pre-Secondary Education (Russian)

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Pre-Secondary Education (Social Science)

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Pre-Secondary Education (Spanish)

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Pre-Special Education (7-12)

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Pre-Veterinary Medicine

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Psychology

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Russian

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Sociology

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Spanish

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Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

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Supply Chain Management

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Textiles, Merchandising, Fashion Design (Communications)

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Textiles, Merchandising, Fashion Design (Fashion Design)

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Textiles, Merchandising, Fashion Design (Merchandising)

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Textiles, Merchandising, Fashion Design (Textile Science)

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Theatre (Design/Technical Production)

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Theatre (Directing and Management)

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Theatre (Film and New Media)

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Theatre (Performance)

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Turfgrass and Landscape Management

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Undecided

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Veterinary Science

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Veterinary Technology

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Water Science

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Women's and Gender Studies

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Housing &
Learning Communities

Most freshmen must live on campus, but it’s honestly a pretty exciting experience. See which one of our 17 unique residence halls fits you best.

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Live, learn, and connect with other students by joining a learning community. It’s an easy way to make friends and take your studies to the next level.

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Introduction

Honors Program

The Honors Program at the University of Nebraska is a community of talented and committed students who seek an intense intellectual experience in a major research university setting. Honors students have access to special honors classes, faculty mentors and unique research opportunities. Additionally, many Honors Students recieve a $500 textbook scholarship and all have the opportunity to live in the historic Neihardt Residence Hall.

Who Should Apply?

Honors Program applications undergo a comprehensive review. We are most interested in students who demonstrate:

  • a record of academic excellence
  • a desire to engage in rigorous and challenging courses
  • evidence of involvement and leadership in school and community activities
  • the maturity necessary to succeed at a higher level in college

There are separate processes, deadlines and benefits for transfer students interested in the University Honors Program. They must apply for the University Honors Program.

Fall Priority Deadline: November 15

Spring Final Deadline: February 15

Applications will be accepted after the February 15 deadline, and qualified students will be admitted if space is available. Notifications for applicants who submitted materials by the fall priority deadline will be sent in late December. Notifications for applicants who submit materials by the spring deadline will be sent by April 1.

Honors Contact

Chad Kilpatrick
Nebraska Recruitment Manager
chadkilpatrick@experience.unl.edu
402-472-2023

Visit Honors Page Application Instructions Transfer Application Instructions

Raikes Program

The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science & Management is a highly selective academic and scholarship programs that educates the tomorrow’s business and technology leaders through a focused curriculum of computer science, business and real-world projects. Raikes scholars are provided full room and board in the Kauffman Residential Center, networking opportunities with current business leaders, a textbook scholarship and top internship placement.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Composite ACT score of at least 31, or a combined SAT score of at least 1380 (Mathematics and Critical Reading Total); Average ACT of accepted students is a 33.5.
  • Top 10% high school class ranking.
  • Planned major in: computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, business, mathematics or other related fields of study.

Final Deadline: November 15

Applications will be accepted after November 15 if space is available.

Deadline extended for international students: February 20, 2015

Raikes Contact

Chad Kilpatrick
Nebraska Recruitment Manager
chadkilpatrick@experience.unl.edu
402-472-2023

Visit Raikes Page Application Instructions Transfer Application Instructions

CBA Honors Academy

The College of Business Administration Honors Academy is a unique cohort-based learning environment for high-ability students with demonstrated leadership potential. CBA Honors students solve real-world business problems in a small-class team environment lead by top faculty, develop network and mentor relationships with business leaders, and compete in regional and national business competitions. A $500 textbook scholarship and $2,500 study abroad scholarship are available to CBA Honors students.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Composite ACT score of 27+, or a combined SAT score of 1220+ (Mathematics and Critical Reading Total).
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and/or potential.
  • Committed to a major in business.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

Final Deadline: November 15

Applications will be accepted after November 15 if space is available.

CBA Honors Contact

Erin Burnette
eburnette1@unl.edu
402-472-2310

Visit CBA Honors Academy Application Instructions Transfer Application Instructions

Application Instructions

Before You Apply

  • Review whether you are eligible for the honors program you’re interested in.
  • Know the deadlines for applying.
    • Priority consideration deadline for all honors programs: November 15
    • The Raikes School and CBA Honors Academy may reach capacity following the November 15 application review period. We recommended you contact these programs for more information about program admission.
  • See our application tips for completing the short answer, resume and essay questions.
  • Be prepared with a list of courses you plan to take your senior year of high school and any courses you've taken for college credit.
  • Keep in mind, there are a limited number of spaces available in each program.

Apply For Admission

  • Fill out Application
  • Within five working days, you will receive an email with your NU ID number & your temporary TrueYou password.

Log into TrueYou

  • Log in to TrueYou and set your MyRed Password.

Apply for the Honors Program

  • Log into MyRed to apply for the Honors Program.

Receive Notification

  • Notifications regarding honors program status will be sent to the email address provided on the application for admission. Please ensure that the address provided is current and is the best way to reach you.

Transfer Application Instructions

Before you Apply

  • Review whether you are eligible for the honors program you’re interested in.
  • See our application tips for completing the short answer, resume and essay questions.
  • Keep in mind, there are a limited number of spaces available in each program.

Apply for Admission

Complete a Transfer/Upper-class Honors Application

Submit your 250-word essay

  • Part of the transfer/upper-class honors application.

Provide 1 Letter of Recommendation

  • Should be from a person familiar with your academic performance.

Submit Supporting Admission Materials by the due dates:

  • Fall semester: March 1
  • Spring semester: October 1

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis after the initial deadline.

Application Tips

Resume

Your resume is how you provide faculty and staff reviewers information about your academic interests, skills, and other relevant experiences that make you an appealing candidate for the honors programs.

For the purpose of this application process, your resume should be comprehensive but brief. It's not necessary to spend a lot of time describing experiences unrelated to academics.

Be sure to include:
  • Leadership experiences with details about your role in the activity.
  • Volunteer and extracurricular activities.
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Awards, honors, and scholarships.
Formatting Tips
  • Resumes should be 1 page in length (samples are provided below for reference).
  • Be aware that the application form removes all formatting, so it's important to keep your text layout as simple as possible.
  • To see how it will appear for faculty and staff reviewers, copy and paste your resume into a plain text editor (e.g., Notepad for Windows users, TextEdit in plain-text mode for Mac users).
  • You can use simplified bullets, all caps, and line breaks to indicate headings or to draw attention to important information.

Short Answer

The short answer section consists of several questions—one optional.

Required for all applicants:
  • Select one of your service or extra-curricular activities and describe what the experience meant to you in 250 words or less.
  • Indicate your professional goals. Please be specific and limit your response to 25 words or less.
Required for Raikes School and CBA Honors Academy applicants:
  • Describe your computer science and business experience, including course-related experience, work experience and extra-curricular activities in 250 words or less.
Optional:
  • If there is anything else you would like to include in your application, such as an unusual circumstance or special information about yourself that would be relevant, please describe it.
  • The optional short answer question is an opportunity for you to share anything unique about yourself or your experiences that would help faculty and staff to get to know you better. You may also use this space if there is something that needs further explanation not addressed in the other application questions, such as an academic deficiency.

The short answer responses should be prepared in advance. Be aware that the application form removes all formatting, so it's important to keep your text layout as simple as possible. To see how it will appear for faculty and staff reviewers, copy and paste your response into a plain text editor (e.g., Notepad for Windows users, TextEdit in plain-text mode for Mac users).

Essay

The essay section asks for an answer to 1 of 5 Common Application* questions. It’s recommended that you choose the essay prompt that best allows you to tell faculty and staff reviewers something about you that they won’t get from your high school transcripts and test scores. The word limit is 650 words.

  • Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
  • Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn?
  • Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again?
  • Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there and why is it meaningful to you?
  • Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, which marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.

The essay response should be prepared in advance. Be aware that the application form removes all formatting, so it's important to keep your text layout as simple as possible. To see how it will appear for faculty and staff reviewers, copy and paste your response into a plain text editor (e.g., Notepad for Windows users, TextEdit in plain-text mode for Mac users).

*Reprinted with permission of the Common Application.

Education

  • Included the full name of your high school, city, state and years attended.
  • Include your GPA, rank, and your scores for the PSAT and SAT/ACT.

Leadership

  • Include specific activities where your leadership has been demonstrated.
  • Activities may be from coursework, community service, work/internships, athletics, etc.
  • Activities may be ongoing engagements or one-time instances.
  • Use action verbs to describe activities and your involvement.
  • Include the year (9, 10, 11, 12) in which the activity took place.

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Consider using categories to group activities if you have multiple years and events (e.g. athletics, community service).
  • Include the year in which you participated in the activity and list the most recent activities first.

Work Experience/Internships

  • Use only if applicable.
  • Include the year (9, 10, 11, 12) and the number or hours worked per week.

Awards/Honors/Scholarships

  • Use only if applicable.
  • Include the year (9, 10, 11, 12) and the number or hours worked per week.

Sample Resumes

Get Ahead and Stay Ahead

Advance Credit

Get college credit for advanced classes or tests you’ve taken.

Advance Credit

At NEBRASKA, we acknowledge your extra efforts in participating in your high school's Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) program. The University also accepts College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit.

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Leadership Development Programs

Tomorrow’s leaders start here with our many leadership programs.

Leadership Development Programs

Chancellor's Leadership Class (CLC)

The Chancellor's Leadership Class is designed to teach students how to actively participate in college life, directly impacting student organizations on campus.

CLC students receive a $1,000 scholarship their freshman year, have close interaction with Chancellor Harvey Perlman and other community leaders, and work with freshmen and upper-class leaders to build a supportive network

To be considered, complete the personal statement on your application for admission or submit it through your MyRED account.

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Student Government

ASUN (The Association of Students of the University of Nebraska) is the governing body and representative voice for UNL students. There are hundreds of involvement opportunities within ASUN.ASUN (The Association of Students of the University of Nebraska) is the governing body and representative voice for UNL students. There are hundreds of involvement opportunities within ASUN.

By participating in ASUN, you will be able to improve your university for current and future students and build a network of support with other students


Pepsi Service Scholarship

The program teaches and encourages life-long service-learning, a process where students assess community needs, train for the service, volunteer, reflect, evaluate and celebrate accomplishments.

Pepsi Service Scholars receive a $1,000 scholarship their freshman year, participate in service learning activities and contribute to social change

To be considered, complete the personal statement on your application for admission or submit it through your MyRED account.

Available to in-state applicants only.


Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors provide support to the staff of the Office of Admissions. Many of the student leaders on campus began their college career in one of our Ambassador groups:

  • University Ambassadors (UA) – Provide major support in planning and holding events.
  • Honors Ambassadors (HA) – Specialize in recruiting high-ability students.
  • Diversity Enhancement Team (DET) – Work to enhance ethnic diversity at UNL.
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Student Involvement

Get involved with more than 500 registered student organizations on campus and explore the leadership possibilities. You can also start a new organization if you don't find something that interests you.

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Academic Support and Tutoring

We’ve got the support you need to succeed.

Academic Support and Tutoring

Study Stop

A UNL program that offers you a dedicated learning space to study by yourself, work with a group, or meet with a learning consultant for extra help with homework—all for FREE!

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Office of Academic Success & Intercultural Services (OASIS)

OASIS, in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, includes professional and student staff who are familiar with the needs of low-income, first-generation, and ethnic minority students. They offer:

  • Free tutoring to all UNL students.
  • A mix of academic, diversity, and social programs to support student success.
  • The OASIS Student Success Program, a consolidation of 3 programs:
    • Promising Scholars
      • First-year student scholars are provided tools to assist with academic success, work one-on-one with professional staff, and participate in a student success seminar and workshops, and HAVE FUN!
    • Chancellor's Scholars
      • Chancellor's Scholars work one-on-one with professional staff who assist you with developing an academic success plan to meet or exceed the GPA requirements of your scholarship. You'll attend a student success seminar, connect with other high ability students, participate in social activities, and work together to achieve success.
    • NU Connections
      • An academic support program for students with a scholarship for: 1) Nebraska Achievement 2) Davis-Chambers 3) Native American Heritage 4) Health Sciences.
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Chemistry Resource Room

The Chemistry Resource Room is a place where you can go to study and receive one-on-one help from teaching assistant students in chemistry.

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Engineering Mechanics Instructional Laboratory

The Engineering Mechanics Instructional Laboratory offers tutoring in engineering courses.

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Math Resource Center

The Math Resource Center is a great resource when you have questions related to any pre-calculus or calculus course.

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Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)

SSD provides special assistance to students with disabilities through individualized help and counseling. SSD is committed to providing students with the support that will enable them to reach their academic goals.

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Spanish Tutoring Center

The Spanish Tutoring Center provides walk-in assistance when you need help in Spanish courses.

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Student Support Services (SSS)

SSS offers a broad range of opportunities and services to promote your academic success if you are eligible. Qualifying students possess an academic need, are low-income, or are first generation (neither parent has a bachelor's degree).

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Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Corp (UTAC)

UTAC is an academic assistance program that increases your performance by targeting traditionally difficult academic courses—those that have a high percentage of D or F grades and withdrawals—and provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class, peer-facilitated sessions.

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Writing Assistance Center

The Writing Assistance Center can help you with exploring ideas, getting started, drafting, revising, editing, resumes, cover letters, research papers and reports. The center will assist with papers for any course (not just for English classes).

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Education Abroad

See the world with our study abroad opportunities.

Education Abroad

Go Big Places

Study, intern, research, or do a service learning project in more than 50 countries and 140 universities world-wide.

At NEBRASKA, there is a program for any major or interest so we encourage you to take advantage of this excellent opportunity. The academic and personal growth you gain as a result will benefit your time on campus and after graduation.

Our Education Abroad program is so highly regarded that each year, dozens of students from other U.S. colleges and universities utilize our programs to study abroad.

  • Earn credit toward your degree.
  • Immerse yourself in another culture/language.
  • Build your résumé.
  • Maintain UNL status and use Federal Aid.
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Service Learning

UNL‘s students have a strong tradition of giving back to the community.

Service Learning

The Big Event

The Big Event is a one-day service event bringing UNL students, faculty, and staff together to meet the needs of the larger Lincoln community to say "Thanks" for its continual support of UNL. The Big Event is held in late March or early April each year.

At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, more than 2,500 students, faculty and staff volunteer and give thanks to Lincoln this spring as a part of The Big Event.

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The Center for Civic Engagement

At the Center for Civic Engagement, students will:

  • Find information about programs that help students change the world.
  • Find opportunities for learning through service, leadership, and action.
  • Form partnerships with others interested in improving community quality of life.
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4-Year Graduation Guarantee

Follow these guidelines and we guarantee you will graduate in four years.

4-Year Graduation Guarantee

4 Years is All You Need

  • Avoid paying for a 5th and 6th year, lowering your overall cost of attending college.
  • Get an early start on your career or admission into graduate school.

Program Requirements

The four-year guarantee for graduation relies on a mutual commitment from you to follow a list of guidelines and from us to ensure that required courses or acceptable alternatives are available.


Eligibility

  • Make sure you meet high school course requirements for UNL enrollment.
  • Select a course of study that’s intended for completion in four years. Check with your admission counselor to determine if your major qualifies.
  • Select your major early and stay with that major throughout your academic career.

You do your part by:

  • Working closely with your academic advisor.
  • Signing up early for classes during each semester’s pre-registration period.
  • Registering for and completing 15-18 credit hours per semester.
  • Working at a job fewer than 20 hours per week.
  • Notifying the department chair right away when a required course is not available.

And we'll do ours by:

  • Developing a four-year plan that will help keep you on track.
  • Guaranteed enrollment in courses that permit graduation in four years.
  • Providing acceptable course alternatives or substitutions if it’s not possible to register for a required course.

Working together, we make great things happen.


Research

Make waves in your field before you graduate with our undergraduate research program.

Research

UCARE

NEBRASKA is a leader in undergraduate research.

U.S. News and World Report recently ranked our Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research (UCARE) program as 1 of the 28 best university programs in undergraduate research and creative projects.

UCARE allows undergraduate students the unique opportunity to work alongside world-class faculty members and directly participate in the campus’ research and creative activities.

As a major research institution, the University of Nebraska will provide:

  • Firsthand research experience as an undergraduate student.
  • A stipend for participating in UCARE.
  • Strong connections with faculty who are leaders in their respective fields.
  • Opportunity to develop new knowledge.
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Contact

Chad Kilpatrick, Assistant Director
chadkilpatrick@experience.unl.edu
402-472-2023


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