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The University of Nebraska Shared Application

Now, Nebraska high school students who apply to more than one University of Nebraska undergraduate campus can do so using one application—and paying one application fee.

Introduction to the Shared Application

From October 1-18, 2020, resident students using NU’s shared application for admission to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of Nebraska at Kearney and Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture may have the $45 application fee waived. Both first-time freshmen and transfer students applying for admission for fall 2021 are eligible for the waiver. When applying, students should select "fee waiver" and enter the code "NUforNE" to have the fee waived.

What is the shared application?

The shared application is a joint effort between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of Nebraska at Kearney and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

Students are able to apply to multiple institutions within the University of Nebraska system using a single application and paying a single application fee. The application will be available August 1, 2020 for the fall semester of 2021.

Why is it helpful?

Applying to college is time consuming. The shared application will expedite the process of applying to multiple institutions within the University system. Students will self-report their coursework and test scores, which will lead to a more timely admission decision. Instead of paying multiple application fees, prospective students will pay a one-time fee of $45.

 

Considerations When Applying

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Coursework

Students will enter core coursework they have completed or will complete by the time they graduate from high school. This will be reported using whole numbers and decimals for course credit they receive (1 for one year and .5 for one semester). In a block schedule system, one semester of coursework is typically equal to one academic year. 

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Preparation

Admission and scholarship decisions will be made using information provided on the application. To help prepare, please have a copy of the student's school transcript and ACT /SAT scores, as well as a payment method for the $45 application fee (waiver option for free/reduced lunch students and/or military dependents). Students will self-report their high school course information and ACT/SAT scores. Click here to view a sample from UNK's self-reported coursework section.

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Application

Payment method for $45 application fee (waiver option for free/reduced lunch students and/or military dependents). Only select the institution(s) students are strongly considering attending. Students should use their personal email address, rather than their school assigned email address.

For help, see our frequently asked questions

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