If you have completed the General Equivalency Diploma (GED), you may be eligible for admission if you complete the core course requirements. Some credit can be assigned to these requirements based on subject area scores on the GED exam, but this alone will not be sufficient to meet the core course requirements. Courses from any high school or college level work completed in conjunction with the GED exam may provide you with enough academic background for admission to be granted.
Intercampus applicants are students who want to remain degree-seeking students at their home institution (UNK, UNMC, UNO or NCTA) and only take courses at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for a term. No additional documentation is needed for an intercampus student application. High school and college transcripts are not required unless specifically requested.
View Carnegie Mellon's acceptance rates by college/program to get a sense of how many applications we've received, the various acceptance rates, and the number of students enrolled by college/program.
There may be personal information you want considered as part of your admissions application. Write an essay describing that information. You might include exceptional hardships, challenges, or opportunities that have shaped or impacted your abilities or academic credentials, personal responsibilities, exceptional achievements or talents, educational goals, or ways in which you might contribute to an institution committed to creating a diverse learning environment.
Please Note: The essay in this section is specific to certain college majors and is not required by all colleges/universities that accept ApplyTexas applications. If you are not applying for a major in Architecture/Interior Design, Art, Art History, Design, Studio Art, Visual Art Studies/Art Education you are not required to write this essay.
With 4,600 post-high school educational institutions, there is better news than many think about a student’s ability to earn admission to a college that will be a great fit for them. But even for schools that are not “competitive” or are struggling with finding balanced, well rounded entering classes, admissions professionals will reject fakery, puffery, and spin. Planning ahead, thinking and acting strategically over a number of years, performing well academically, being prepared for and doing well on the SAT or ACT, and having a well-documented track record beats a last minute scramble and creative spin any day of the week.
Showing a college that you offer something unique, that you have a specialty, expertise, or background requires you demonstrate a track record in these things. You can’t make up experience or a track record if you haven’t actually done things. Waiting until your junior or senior year to start planning and preparing for college admissions is often too late. You can’t go back to 7th or 9th grade and remake history. You can’t get back time in which you didn’t prepare for tests or participate in activities. The earlier a student starts to plan and strategically prepare for the day when the college application is due, the more – and better – actual facts, activities, skills, specialties, or accomplishments that student will be able to document. Often, good grades and test scores, with little other documented, sustained involvement or accomplishment, are not enough to gain acceptance at many colleges and universities.
When college admissions offices are often inundated with thousands or tens of thousands of applications, admissions personnel look for reasons to deselect applications simply to bring the number of applications to be reviewed down to reasonable levels. This means that deadlines, application instructions, required information all count. There are no waivers for missing a deadline, not following an application’s directions, or failing to provide required information or documentation.
Nothing can replace truth, a documented track record, and the reality of results from good planning and years of preparation. Trying to spin a set of disjointed academic and extracurricular activities and participations into a tale of focus and passion – particularly at the last minute – is nearly always a recipe for rejection. Admissions officials see thousands of student applications. Fabrication and spin standout. Especially if the “voice” of the application – its essays, personal statement, and brag sheets – sound too adult, too parental, or too canned, a college admissions person will immediately put the application in the “deselect” pile, even if the grades and test scores are authentically good.
You must first meet the core course requirements listed below for general admission. If you would like to study in a specific college, you must meet their specific requirements to be admitted.
If you’re applying Regular Decision (RD) to colleges, you should continue to make progress on your essays and applications in case your early applications are denied or deferred in December/January. It is very difficult to write your essays and complete your applications from December 15 through January 1 or 15, and…
Determining your residency status is an important part of your application for admission at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Residents of the state of Nebraska will be billed in-state tuition and non-residents will be billed out-of-state tuition. Don't worry it's pretty simple, here's the gist.