Admissions & Enrollment
- Undergraduate application deadlines vary for each term: Fall, Spring, and Summer. See the academic calendar for important information about current and future university dates.
- Graduate application deadlines vary by program. See the Graduate Catalog for your intended program and its respective deadlines.
- Application deadlines are the same for online and in-person students, meaning your application will be reviewed during the standard university admission cycles.
Fully-online students who do not intend to enter the country should select “NVR” or “No visa needed” when prompted for visa status. Online students who do not intend to enter with a visa also do not need to submit financial documents.
Any credits earned at an international higher education institution may require a course-by-course transcript evaluation from WES, ECE, or Educational Perspectives. The Office of the University Registrar will make a determination on whether they can evaluate the transfer credit in-house or if a third-party evaluation is needed. If a third-party evaluation is needed, these do have a separate cost and take some time to complete, so it is best to be prepared to get started on this process as soon as possible if needed.
Military and Veteran Students
The application fee is waived for all Military and Veteran applicants with proof of military status. See the list of documents that can be used as proof for undergraduate students and graduate students. Don’t forget to request your military transcripts at the Joint Services Transcript secure website.
UNO consistently ranks among the top universities for veterans, active-duty members, and their families. Our Office of Military and Veteran Services is exceptional at helping our students navigate the admittedly complicated processes and act as your advocate on campus. We recommend reaching out to them as you’re planning to use military benefits and support services.
If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Nebraska, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements before beginning an academic program. More information about state licensure and specific UNO programs can be found in the Office of Academic Affairs.
Out-of-state students should also be cognizant of a different tuition rate compared to Nebraska residents. Because UNO is a public institution supported by Nebraska taxpayers, Nebraska residents receive a lower tuition rate than out-of-state students. For a comprehensive overview of online tuition, on-campus tuition, and fees, visit Cashiering and Student Accounts.
Online and in-person students follow the same procedure for submitting an application to UNO. Not sure where to find the right application? Select the option below that best fits your situation and we’ll take you there.
This application is for undergraduate students from the state of Nebraska and from out-of-state who are applying as first-year, transfer, readmit, or non-degree seeking. Select “Apply Here” under the text that best fits you.
This application is for graduate students from the state of Nebraska and from out-of-state who are applying to a master’s program, doctoral program, dual degree program, graduate certificate, or as non-degree seeking. Once in the application, select your desired program and submit the required application materials. See the Graduate Catalog for the application requirements specific to your intended program.
This application is for students who live outside of the United States or are a visa-holder inside the United States and are applying as an undergraduate or graduate student.Still unsure on what the right application is for you? We understand that each student has a unique story, and not everyone will find a good fit into one of these categories. We can help you learn where you belong at UNO. Reach out to us and we’ll help you get started.
Applications for both online and in-person students are reviewed at the same point in their admissions process timeline: only after the appropriate office (Undergraduate Admissions or the Office of Graduate Studies) receives all official documents required to complete your file. It's important to review admission requirements by visiting Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Graduate Studies.
Within a week of submitting your application, you will receive email communications containing your NUID (Nebraska Unique Identifier) and information for how to ‘Claim Your Identity’ through TrueYou.
You’ll then be able to sign into your MavLINK account, which is UNO’s student information system. MavLINK allows you access to monitor the status of your application, and in it you’ll receive a ‘To-Do List’ detailing the remaining items needed to complete your application and any holds on your account. We can work with you to help you get these items checked off your To-Do List; just reach out!
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Keep an eye on those To-Do List items in your MavLINK student account, and complete these in a timely manner. Some items may need to be completed before you can move on to the next, so checking things off as they are added will help set you up for success.
Sign up for Orientation
There are many resources on campus to help you make a successful transition to UNO. Orientation is a great place to start.
All undergraduate degree-seeking students are required to complete orientation after being admitted to UNO. Head over to your MavLINK page and select the “Undergrad Orientation Signup” link on the left-hand side. For more information on what to expect from orientation, and to watch a video for a step-by-step tutorial on exactly how to register, check out the New Student & Family Programs Orientation site.
Notice how we mentioned undergraduate degree-seeking students? While non-degree students are not required to complete orientation, consider letting orientation be your guide to a successful first semester at UNO. You can sign up the same way through your MavLINK account.
Graduate students can check out orientation at any time through the Office of Graduate Studies. While optional, this resource is your first step to beginning graduate school at UNO. Some programs and departments may have other orientation events or items to complete before the semester starts, so be sure to ask your advisor about additional preparation requirements.
Meet with your Advisor
Academic advising is critical to your success as a student at UNO. Academic Advisors provide guidance so you can achieve a meaningful educational experience and develop professional and personal goals. You can meet with your advisor via phone call or video conference call, at a time that works with your schedule. If you are an undergraduate student, find your advisor’s contact information and call the number listed. If you are a graduate student, contact your graduate program advisor or the Office of Graduate Studies for advising assistance.
Enroll in Classes
Registering for classes may take place during your initial advising appointment so be sure to keep that in mind when scheduling your appointment. Make note of the courses your advisor recommends and utilize MavLINK to complete your enrollment in those courses. If you are interested in learning more about how to enroll, add, swap, and drop/withdraw a class, this list of videos and helpful tips prepared by the Office of the University Registrar will have more information.
Get Familiar with the Technology
UNO offers a variety of technology tools to best equip students, but it's not always easy knowing which tool is best for which task. Check out this list for the most common student tasks and the technology tool to help you complete the task. Questions about technology? Contact MavTECH Help Center.
Need Accessibility Accommodations?
Let us know by reaching out to the Accessibility Services Center.
Online Student Support Services
Online students can still access many great student support services that they would receive on-campus as well. This includes the library, online forms, and help with writing, career services, and more. Check out this list of some of the student resources that are available to online students.