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College Admission Requirements


Typical College Admission Policies for 2 and 4 Year Colleges

 

College Admission Categories                                      

Open

o   All high school graduates accepted to limit of capacity. 

o   Typical ACT score: 17-20

Liberal

o   Some accepted freshmen from lower half of graduating class.

o   Typical ACT score:  18-21

Traditional

o   All accepted freshmen in top 50% of graduating class.

o   Typical ACT score: 20-23

Selective

o   Majority of accepted freshmen in top 25% of graduating class.

o   Typical ACT score: 22-27

Highly Selective

o   Majority of accepted freshmen in top 10% of graduating class.

o   Typical ACT score:  27-31



University of Nebraska Entrance Requirements

 

Curricular Requirements for Admission

  • 4 Units of English (All units must include intensive reading and writing experience)
  • 4 Units of Mathematics (Including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry and 1 unit that builds on the concepts of Algebra II) 
  • 3 Units of Social Sciences (1 unit of American History of World History, 1 unit of American Government or Geography, and one elective social sciences unit)
  • 3 Units of Natural Science (At least 2 units selected from biology, chemistry, physics and earth sciences; must include laboratory instruction)
  • 2 Units of Foreign Language (Both must be in the same language)

 

Assured Admission:

1.     Complete 16 units of college-preparatory course work described above (1 unit=2 semesters)

2.     Graduate in upper half of class or have a composite ACT score of 20 or higher (or a total of 1030 on the SAT Critical Reading and Math sections)

 

Admission by Review:

Applications from individuals who do not meet the requirements for assured admission will receive individual review by an admissions officer. Students who are admitted through the review process will be admitted in full standing, but may have certain conditions attached to their enrollment. Students who are admitted without completing all 16 course requirements, for example, will be required to successfully complete an approved college-level course in the area of deficiency within their first 30 credit hours.

 

Deferred Admission:

Students who do not meet the requirements for assured admission, and who are not admitted after individual review of their application materials, will be deferred until they have gained additional academic preparation.