Before You Apply
Review our admission requirements:
- Be a graduate of a regionally accredited high school or have completed the equivalent academic training (GED) (see GED section in the Core Course Requirement section).
- Be in good standing at your previous institution(s). If you have completed 24 or more transferable semester hours from a regionally accredited collegiate institution following high school graduation, you are expected to have met the first-year core course requirements
- If you have completed fewer than 24 semester hours of transferable coursework from a regionally accredited collegiate institution following high school graduation you must meet UNO's first-year requirements.
Transfer credits are initially screened by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. As soon as you have been admitted, your transfer records are forwarded to the dean of your academic college for review. Usually credits earned with a 'C-' or better from a regionally accredited institution may be applied toward a baccalaureate degree. Credit applicable for one major may not necessarily apply toward another major. The responsibility for determining the manner in which transfer credit is applied toward degree requirements rests with each college.
A maximum of 64 semester credit hours from regionally accredited two-year colleges will be allowed for transfer to most undergraduate UNO colleges. The only exception to this rule is the College of Engineering which allows a maximum of 66 transfer semester credit hours.
To learn about how your previous coursework will transfer to UNO, please see the Transfer Coursework Equivalent/Articulation Guide.
- Effective summer 2013, students transferring from Metropolitan Community College (MCC) with an Associate in Arts (LATAA) degree COMPLETED after 2010 will have fulfilled the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) general education requirements.
- The following conditions should be noted:
- The student must have been awarded the AA degree.
- If the student transfers before completing the AA degree at MCC, any transfer of credit will be subject to the standard course-by-course evaluation criteria (i.e., grades of D or lower will not be accepted for transfer credit; courses without a one-to-one equivalence with an approved UNO general education course will not be counted toward the general education requirements).
- Even if the student completed the AA degree, if there is a course on the MCC transcript with a grade of D, or lower, and that course is a prerequisite for a required course in the student's program at UNO, the grade of D will not be accepted for meeting the prerequisite. The course will need to be retaken and passed with a grade better than a D.
- This provision does not apply to Associate of Science degrees. Currently, this only applies to students from METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
If you are an international student, you will need to apply via the International Studies & Programs Office.
Choose a desired area of study:
- The college and major options page has a list of the majors currently offered at UNO.
- You may also find the online university catalog helpful in the selection process.
The Admission Process
- Apply to UNO
- To complete an application, you will need to provide your mailing address, date of birth, and a valid email address.
- Provide your current legal name as it appears on your birth certificate, drivers license or social security card. In addition, providing your social security number on your application is recommended if you are applying for financial aid.
A $45 application fee is required for all new First-Year, Transfer, and Non-Degree/Visiting student applicants and must be paid when the application is submitted.
- The application fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee admission or enrollment in any specific classes. If you have previously enrolled as an undergraduate student on any University of Nebraska system campus, the application fee is not required.
- Pay online or by mail
- Undergraduate Application Fee waivers are available to applicants who meet specific conditions. For more information, please review our Application Fee Waiver policy which is available in our Forms, Policies, and Conditions page under the policy section.
- Request official high school transcript be sent to UNO. Visit your school's website for transcript request information or contact them directly. If you have a baccalaureate degree, your high school transcript may not be required. Contact UNO Undergraduate Admissions at email@example.com.
- Request official college transcripts from each institution at which you earned credit while in high school or prior to attending UNO. All post-secondary transcripts are required whether credit was earned or not. Failure to provide information regarding all post-secondary academic work attempted or completed will be considered fraudulent and may result in possible withdrawal of admission or dismissal from the University.
If your school uses an electronic transcript service, please send electronic transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org
Official transcripts may be mailed to the following address:
Undergraduate Admissions Office
6001 Dodge Street
Eppley Administration Building 111
Omaha, NE 68182-0286
Please note: Hand-carried/student-submitted transcripts will not be accepted. They must be sent directly from each academic institution via their official transcript service to UNO Undergraduate Admissions.
Applications will be reviewed once we receive all official documents needed to complete your file.
Undergraduate Application Submission Deadlines are as follows:
- Fall Semester – August 1
- Spring Semester – December 1
- Summer Semester – June 1
After You Apply
You will start receiving information from the admissions office. If you have not received any communication within one week, please contact us to inquire about the status of your application.
- Set up your mavlink account and check your admission status on mavlink.
- Contact the Office of Financial Aid.
- Submit your immunization records to UNO Health Services.
After you're admitted to UNO, please visit the Admitted Students page to find out next steps you need to take to become a Maverick. And don't forget to file the FAFSA by the April 1 priority deadline for financial aid for the Fall term.