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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 receive 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 program that educates tomorrow's business and technology leaders through a focused curriculum of computer science, business and real-world projects. Students in the Raikes School may receive partial scholarships for 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 School Contact

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

Visit Raikes School 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, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
  • The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
  • 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 problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
  • Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that 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.
  • Describe your activities and involvement in specific organizations or groups.
  • 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


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