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Returning Students

Admissions Requirements


Returning students must provide copies of transcripts for any college credit coursework completed outside of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Application Deadlines

  • Summer/Fall: May 1
  • Spring: December 1

Remaining Holds

All holds will need to be cleared from your record before your application is considered. If you left the university because of academic dismissal, complete the Returning Student Questionnaire.

Academic Dismissal

To be eligible for readmission consideration as a formerly dismissed University student, you must:

  • Fulfill a mandatory period of 2 consecutive semesters of non-enrollment (summer sessions collectively count as one semester).
  • Clear any holds on your record.
  • Fill out the returning student application.
  • Submit a Readmission Questionnaire.
  • Submit final transcripts to document completion of course work and the grade(s) earned (when applicable).

Additional dismissed readmit information as outlined by the University Registrar can be found here.

Already Have a Bachelor's Degree?

If you've already completed an undergraduate degree and are looking to continue your education at Nebraska, you will need to fill out the Second Undergraduate Degree Intent form.

International Students

International students have additional requirements and information.

Revocation of Admission and/or Degree

Admission to or a degree awarded from the University may be revoked for: Fraud; misrepresentation; violation of University standards in obtaining the degree; serious violation committed by an applicant or student prior to course enrollment, matriculation, or graduation; or other significant infractions endangering the safety and/or well-being of the university community.

Campus Security & Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln publishes its Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report (ASR), found at police.unl.edu/annualreport. This report contains the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's 3-year crime and fire statistics (incidents on/near university property), as well as a list of on and off campus resources available to crime victims. The report also includes a description of campus law enforcement, policy statements, tips to avoid being a crime victim, how to report crimes/how reports are handled, available campus safety and drugs/alcohol programs, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and evacuation procedures, and other campus security and safety information. If desired, a free paper copy can be requested from the UNLPD at 300 N. 17th or via email at unl.police@unl.edu.