Admission Checklist

Admission Checklist

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First-Year Admission Checklist

Fall 2024 Admission | In-state & Out-of-State

Submit Your Application for Admission

First-year applicants can apply to Nebraska through the Common App as early as August 1. Review the admission requirements and gather the materials you’ll need to complete your academic profile, including your current high school transcript.

Check Your Application Status

Once you’ve applied, you will receive an email detailing how to set up your TrueYou credentials and gain access to MyRED, Nebraska’s online student portal. Visit MyRED to check your application status and verify all documents have been submitted to complete your application.

Pay or Defer Your Enrollment Deposit

Reserve your spot at Nebraska by paying or deferring a $250 enrollment deposit in MyRED. Afterward, you’ll gain access to the Housing Contract and Roommate Finder on January 12 and receive New Student Enrollment information regarding Orientation, academic advising and course enrollment in April.

Complete the Supplemental Scholarship Application

Maximize your scholarship consideration—admitted students can submit the supplemental Scholarship Application in MyRED to be considered for departmental, leadership and service scholarships.

The deadline for fall 2024 admitted first-year students to submit the supplemental Scholarship Application was February 1, 2024.

File the FAFSA Form

Applying for financial aid by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Form is the best way to help pay for college. Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The FAFSA Form opens in late December, and the priority deadline to file is May 1. We’re here to help—contact Husker Hub if you need assistance.

Sign Your Housing Contract

Starting January 12, students who have paid or deferred their enrollment deposit will gain access to the Housing Contract and Roommate Finder in MyRED. For those who pay or defer the enrollment deposit on or after this date, access is granted within 24 hours after payment or deferral.

Complete New Student Enrollment Processes

New Student Enrollment (NSE) is a required orientation, academic advising and course enrollment process that prepares you for your transition to college. NSE processes become available to deposited students May 2.

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Important Dates & Deadlines for First-Year Students

Continue to reference our list of key dates and deadlines as you navigate the admission process and prepare to join us on campus.

Transfer Admission Checklist

Spring 2024 and Fall 2024 Admission

Submit Your Application for Admission

Transfer applicants can apply to Nebraska for the Spring term beginning May 1 and the Fall term beginning August 1. Review the admission requirements and gather the materials you’ll need to complete your academic profile, including high school and college transcripts.

Check Your Application Status

Once you’ve applied, you will receive an email detailing how to set up your TrueYou credentials and gain access to MyRED, Nebraska’s online student portal. Visit MyRED to check your application status and verify all documents have been submitted to complete your application.

Pay or Defer Your Enrollment Deposit

Reserve your spot at Nebraska by paying or deferring a $250 enrollment deposit in MyRED. Afterward, you'll receive New Student Enrollment information regarding Orientation, academic advising and course enrollment. You will also gain access to the Housing Contract and Roommate Finder; living on campus is optional for transfer students.

File the FAFSA Form

Applying for financial aid by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Form is the best way to help pay for college. Financial aid is awarded on a first-come first-served basis. The FAFSA Form opens in late December of 2023. For fall 2024 admission, the priority deadline to file is May 1, 2023. Spring 2024 transfer students should file shortly after being admitted.

Sign Your Housing Contract

(Optional for Transfer Students)

If you are interested in living on campus, you will gain access to your Housing Contract after you’ve submitted your enrollment deposit.

Complete New Student Enrollment Processes

New Student Enrollment is a required online orientation, academic advising and course enrollment process that prepares you for your transition to Nebraska. Once you’ve submitted the enrollment deposit, you’ll receive information about orientation registration, academic advising and course enrollment.

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Important Dates & Deadlines for Transfer Students

Continue to reference our list of key dates and deadlines as you navigate the admission process and prepare to join us on campus.

International Admission Checklist

Spring 2024 and Fall 2024 Admission

Submit Your Application for Admission

First-year international applicants can apply to Nebraska through the Common App beginning May 1 for the Spring term and August 1 for the Fall term. Review the admission requirements and gather the materials you’ll need to complete your academic profile.

Check Your Application Status

Once you’ve applied, you will receive an email detailing how to set up your TrueYou credentials and gain access to MyRED, Nebraska’s online student portal. Visit MyRED to check your application status and verify all documents have been submitted to complete your application.

Submit Your English Proficiency Scores

Request your official English proficiency scores to be directly and electronically sent to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Complete Your Student Visa Application

After you are admitted, you will receive instructions via email about obtaining your I-20 form to complete your student visa application.

Pay Your Enrollment Deposit

Reserve your spot at Nebraska by paying a USD $250 enrollment deposit in MyRED. Afterward, you’ll gain access to the Housing Contract and Roommate Finder and receive New Student Enrollment information regarding Orientation, academic advising and course enrollment.

Sign Your Housing Contract

The Housing Contract and Roommate Finder opens in MyRED January 12.

Complete New Student Enrollment Processes

New Student Enrollment is a required Online Orientation, academic advising and course enrollment process that prepares you for your transition to Nebraska. Once you’ve submitted the enrollment deposit, you’ll receive information about Online Orientation registration, academic advising and course enrollment.

Complete Health Requirements

All students must complete health requirements prior to enrollment.

Attend In-Person International Orientation Upon Arrival

Welcome to Nebraska! Once you arrive in Lincoln, you will attend In-Person International Orientation, where new international students will get to know each other and connect with the campus community.

Transfer International Students

If you are attending a U.S.-based educational institution (high school, community college, or college/university), ask your Designated School Official (DSO) or international advisor to transfer your Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) records to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to obtain a new Form I-20 and maintain your F-1 US Student Visa Status.

View the admission requirements page for comprehensive details for each step.

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Move Your Future Forward

We can’t wait for you to join the Husker community—take your next step to Nebraska today.