Admission Requirements
Effective Fall 1997

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Assured Admission

In addition to graduation from an accredited high school, or equivalent, all students seeking entry to the University must have successfully completed a core of selected high school courses spread over a number of disciplines. Additionally, students are required to meet performance criteria by ranking in the top half of their graduating high school class OR must meet certain performance criteria, based on scores on national examinations. The entrance requirements incorporate a process for admitting students who do not meet one or more of the admission criteria, yet show promise of academic success.

Core course requirements

The core course requirements are summarized in the following broad areas of subject matter in which 1 unit represents one full year of study:

English - 4 Units
Mathematics - 3 Units
Social Studies - 3 Units
Natural Sciences - 3 Units
Foreign Language - 2 Units in the same language
Any academic elective - 1 Unit

Students who are unable to take two years of foreign language may still qualify for admission through a special process. Such students will be required to take two semesters of foreign language at the University of Nebraska. These students are still required to complete 16 units of academic courses. Academic courses at each Nebraska high school have been evaluated. Courses that meet the University's criteria are listed by high school at University of Nebraska Requirements for Undergraduate Admission.

Performance Requirements

In addition to meeting the above core course requirements, students seeking admission to the University on any campus, shall:

Be ranked in the 50th percentile or higher of their graduating class in an accredited high school
Have received an ACT composite score of 20 (enhanced) or greater
Have received an SAT total score of 950 or greater.

Admission of Students on the Basis of Special Merit

Applicants who do not qualify for assured admission by meeting all entrance criteria will automatically be considered for full admission to the University on the basis of special merit. Contact the Admissions Office for further information.

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