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General Information

Where do I start? The Web site is large, what is the first link I should view?
When am I able to register for my classes?
I’m afraid the classes I want will be full by the time I am able to register. Can I move my registration date up?
How many years will it take to graduate?
Are there any scholarships available?
How can I get involved in student activities?


Prospective and New Students

Are there admission deadlines?
Do I need to take placement exams?
How do I get my student schedule?
How do I buy my books?
Where can I get a parking permit?
How do I remove my student health hold?
Do I have to go to New Student Orientation before seeing my adviser?
How many credit hours do freshmen typically take per semester?
I have been admitted to UNO, how do I enroll for classes?
I admitted last year but never took classes, do I need to readmit?
Is there a fee for admission to the University?
How much math is required?
How can I tell if my credits will transfer?

 

 

General Information

Q:  Where do I start? The Web site is large, what is the first link I should view?
A:  Here in the FAQ’s is a great place to start.  There is no set place to start, however in terms of links to view, if you are considering attending UNO, or you are a current student, the best place to start is the Students Tab.  Advising information, links to admissions and housing, as well as frequently used forms can all be found in this section.  Our homepage contains links to general information such as our college calendar of events and also links to each of our individual units. 

Q: When am I able to register for my classes?
A:  All new students (freshmen and transfer) are eligible to register on the Open Registration date provided they have attended New Student Orientation and an advising session, as well as provided immunization records to the Student Health Office.  Registration is open through the first week of classes via E-BRUNO; the open registration date is simply the first date that new students can begin registering.  Currently enrolled UNO students are assigned specific registration dates and times accessed through their E-BRUNO account.  Graduate students register earliest, followed by Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, Freshmen, then Open Registration. 

Q:  I’m afraid the classes I want will be full by the time I am able to register.  Can I move my registration date up?  
A:  Registration dates and times are assigned by the Office of the Registrar.  They are designed to give priority enrollment to current UNO students and students with the highest number of credit hours as they have less elective options.  The advising office cannot be of any assistance in changing these dates.

Q:  How many years will it take to graduate?
A:  On average students graduate in four to five years depending upon the number of credits they take per semester. To graduate in four years a student must complete a minimum of 15 credits per semester and increase the credits taken to eighteen for a minimum of two semesters. It is also possible to complete the additional credits needed during summer sessions.

Q:  Are there any scholarships available?
A:  Yes, scholarships are available for both new and returning students.  The majority of scholarship opportunities are offered through the individual units and have deadlines in February and March.  Contact the department or school with your intended major early for scholarship application materials.

Q:  How can I get involved in student activities?
A:  We encourage our students to get involved in a variety of activities on campus.  Within each unit are several student organizations that are open to all interested students; a list of the various student organizations including contact information is available as a link under the current students portion of the Student Tab on our website.
Many other opportunities exist to get involved on the UNO campus including sports clubs, intramural sports, Greek life, student government, the Gateway student newspaper, and various other interest groups.

 

Prospective and New Students

Q:  Are there admission deadlines?
A:  Yes, university admission deadlines are as follows:

  • Deadline for Fall admission is August 1.
  • Deadline for Spring admission is December 1.
  • Deadline for Summer is June 1.

Q:  Do I need to take placement exams?
A:  Unless you have taken English Composition classes at another College or University, all incoming students need to take the English Placement Exam.  The Math Placement Exam is required for any students who have not completed Intermediate Algebra or above at another College or University, or who did not score a 19 or above on the Math sub-score of the ACT.  All other placement exams are optional and based on your level of experience in the subject areas and your desire to continue coursework in those subjects.  Your adviser can help you determine which placement exams may be appropriate for you.

Q:  How do I get my student schedule?
A:  Student schedules are accessed online through UNO’s registration system called E-BRUNO.  At both New Student Orientation and your advising session, you will be shown how to use the E-BRUNO system and to access your student schedule. 

Q:  How do I buy my books?
A:  You will need your student schedule showing the classes you will be taking.  The UNO Bookstore receives book lists from each instructor on campus so they can stock all the required books you will need.  For the fall term, books are generally available starting August 1. 

Q:  Where can I get a parking permit?
A:  Parking permits are available through Campus Security in the Eppley Administration Building.

Q:  How do I remove my student health hold?
A:  You will need to provide Student Health Services with a copy of the requested immunization records – your doctor’s office or high school may fax these to 554-2387.  If you have more questions regarding your student health hold, please call the Student Health office at 554-2374.

Q:  Do I have to go to New Student Orientation before seeing my adviser?
A:  Yes.  Your adviser will be unable to help you register for classes unless you have attended New Student Orientation.

Q:  How many credit hours do freshmen typically take per semester?
A:  A freshman typically takes between 12-15 hours per semester.

Q: I have been admitted to UNO, how do I enroll for classes?
A:  If you have not already, soon you will be receiving information from New Student Orientation for all new students as well as a Welcome Letter from the college.  Each of these will include the steps you need to take in order to get enrolled in classes.  All students must attend New Student Orientation and an advising session before enrolling for classes.   During New Student Orientation and the advising session, you will be guided through the E-BRUNO registration process. 

Q:  I admitted last year but never took classes, do I need to readmit?
A:  Most likely you will need to reapply to the University.  For information regarding your admission status, you should contact the Admissions Office at: 402-554-2393 or visit the Admissions website at http://www.ses.unomaha.edu/admissions/

Q:  Is there a fee for admission to the University?
A:  There is no fee for admission to the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media.  However, there is a non-refundable UNO application fee of $45.00 which must be included when the application is submitted.  For further information visit UNO’s website at: http://www.ses.unomaha.edu/admissions/undergrad.php

Q:  How much math is required?
A:  At a minimum, Intermediate Algebra (three credit hours) is required, but depending upon the results of the math placement exam you may have to complete additional classes.

Q:  How can I tell if my credits will transfer?

 

 

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