- Before You Apply
- The Admissions Process
- After You Apply
- Pay Your Enrollment Deposit
- What's Next?
Prior to applying for admission to UNO as a military or veteran student, please contact the Office of Military and Veteran Services on-campus or online with any questions regarding UNO degree program options, Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veteran Affairs (VA) benefits, and services available to military, veterans, and family members.
On UNO Campus
117 Milo Bail Student Center MBSC)
On Offutt AFB
Offutt Education Center
Complete the VA benefits application:
After contacting the Office of Military and Veteran Services, you should also complete the VA benefits application.
Review the admission requirements:
Choose a desired area of study:
- The majors and programs page has a list of the majors currently offered at UNO
- You may also find the online catalog helpful in the selection process.
Applications will be reviewed once we receive all official documents needed to complete your file.
1. Complete an Application
- 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, driver's license, or social security card. In addition, providing your social security number on your application is recommended if you are applying for financial aid.
2. The Application Fee
The application fee is waived for all Military and Veteran applicants with proof of military status. Please provide one of the following documents as proof of military status to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:
- Notice of Basic Eligibility NOBEE)
- Military Orders
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs I.D. card
For more information, please review our application fee waiver policy which is available on our Forms, Policies, and Conditions page under the policy section.
3. Submit Official Transcripts and Test Scores
Request official high school transcript be sent to UNO. Visit your school's website or transcript request information or contact them directly. In cases where Active Duty Military applicants are not able to obtain their high school transcript, applicants may be eligible to submit a Verification of High School Completion form in lieu of the official high school transcripts. If you have a baccalaureate degree, your high school transcript may not be required. Contact Undergraduate Admissions at email@example.com for more information.
Request official ACT (school code: 2464) or SAT (school code: 6420) scores be sent to UNO If you are over 21 and have never taken the ACT or SAT test, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: The December ACT test date is the last date that will be accepted for the Fall Scholarship deadline.
Request official college transcripts if 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.
- Request your military transcripts at Joint Service Transcript securewebsite: https/jst.doded.mil/smart/signIn.do
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 Undergraduate Admissions.
If your school offers an electronic transcript service, please request your transcripts be sent directly to email@example.com.
Official transcripts may be mailed to the following address:
|UNO Undergraduate Admissions Office|
|6001 Dodge Street|
|Omaha, NE 68182-0286|
Undergraduate application submission deadlines are as follows:
- Fall Semester - August 1*
- Spring Semester - December 1
- Summer Semester - July 1
*The priority deadline for scholarship consideration for the fall semester is February 1.
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.
- Contact the Office of Military and Veteran Services to begin processing for military TA and/or veteran benefits (GI Bill, Voc Rehab, 1606, 1607, etc.)
- Set up your MavLINK and gMAV account. If you have any trouble, please contact the UNO Undergraduate Admissions at 402.554.2393 for assistance.
- Check your admission status on MavLINK.
- Submit you immunization records to the UNO Health Services Office.
Residence Classification for Tuition purposes may be available. Please complete the Application for Residence Classification for Tuition Purposes to request resident tuition:
- Nebraska resident
- Active duty military and Nebraska Guard
- Veteran that has graduated from a Nebraska high school
- Military dependents
- Form must be notarized and submitted with military orders (plus additional paperwork for dependents).
- For easiest processing, submit the items mentioned above to the Office of Military and Veteran Services, through firstname.lastname@example.org or in person in 117 Milo Bail Student Center
After you're admitted to UNO, you will need to complete the following to finalize your enrollment:
1. Schedule Placement Exams
Shortly following admission, First Year and Transfer students receive information from the UNO Testing Center about English, math, chemistry, French, and Spanish placement exams.
- Math placement is determined by your ACT math subscore or results on the Compass Math Test.
- Students with transfer credit may have already satisfied their testing requirements and should check with an academic advisor concerning the need to take placement exams.
- Additional information on testing and registration for placement exams is available on the UNO Testing Center website, or by calling 402.554.4800.
- Online students should contact their academic advisor for distance placement test options.
- Students at Offutt should contact the UNO Offutt Office at 402.595.2371 or email@example.com.
2. Sign Up for Your Orientation Session and Meet With an Academic Advisor
Active duty military and non-local students can discuss an orientation waiver by contacting the Office of Military and Veteran Services in 117 Milo Bail Student Center, or call 402.554.2349, toll-free 855.628.8761, or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Make an appointment with an academic advisor for the degree program you have chosen. The advisor will remove your advising hold, determine transfer credit, and help select classes.
- If you are using military TA, get a copy of your degree plan worksheet from the advisor to submit as part of the TA processing.
For general admitted student information (i.e. Orientation and Student housing), please visit the Admitted Student page.
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