Frequently Asked Questions
What grade is required for general education courses?
Students must earn a grade of C- or better for the course to count toward general education completion.
I am changing my major. Will I have to retake general education course work for my new major?
No. The general education curriculum is the same for all students regardless of their major.
Will transfer credits from another institution count toward my general education requirements?
Course equivalencies have been established with many institutions throughout the state and country. Your academic advisor can assist you in determining how your transfer credits will articulate with the UNO general education curriculum.
Why is my advisor requiring me to take more courses than what are listed in the distribution requirements?
College requirements can include some of the same courses that are on the approved list of general education coursework.
Can I find the general education courses through MavLINK?
Under "class search," click on "Additional Search Criteria." This will populate a list of search filters including "Course Attribute." This filter has a pull-down menu which will allow you to search by general education area.
Can I "test-out" of the general education requirements?
Students are considered proficient in meeting their general education Quantitative Literacy requirement if they have an ACT MATH score of 23 or higher or an SAT MATH score of 540 or higher or SAT2016 of 570 or higher. Placement exams are given for English composition courses. Test out procedures for CMST 1110 can be accessed by contacting the UNO School of Communication. There are no test-out procedures for distribution requirements.
Can the dual enrollment courses and/or AP classes I took in high school be used to meet general education requirements?
In some instances, dual enrollment courses and qualifying scores on Advanced Placement (AP) exams can result in credit toward general education requirements. Consult with your academic advisor to determine how/if these courses will be counted.