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Before completing this form, please read the Application Information provided on the Graduate Studies website.
Intercampus applicants (at other Nebraska campuses), use the Application for Intercampus Enrollment instead of this form.

Items marked with a red asterisk (*) are required.

Please type carefully and use proper capitalization on all parts of this form. Errors may delay your application.

At the time when you intend to begin graduate-level study at Nebraska, will you have completed a 4-year undergraduate degree?

1. Primary Identification

If the name you provided above is different from the name on your transcripts, test scores, or other documents, indicate your other names here. If your names do not fit here, put them in the comment field at the bottom of this form or email them to
ID Number
Which type of ID number do you have?

2. Biographical Information
Date of Birth


Ethnic Background (mark only one)

Racial Background (mark one or more)


We request this information so that we can give appropriate information to applicants who may need to take extra steps to come here.

If you are NOT a citizen of the United States

If your citizenship country or birth country is not listed here, use the comment box at the bottom of this form to tell us your country.

The ethnic and racial data collection instruments shown here have been formulated to comply with federal guidelines set forth through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System as designated by the United States Department of Education. Explanation of categorizations...

It is the policy of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln not to discriminate based on gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran's status, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. This is applicable to all University administered programs including educational programs, financial aid, admission policies and employment.

3. Contact and Residence Information

Mailing Address


Are you a resident of the state of Nebraska?

If you are a Nebraska resident (mm/yyyy)

Most Recent Employment

Dates Held (mm/yyyy)

If you graduated from a Nebraska high school Use the comment box at the bottom of this form to tell us the name of your school and the year of your graduation.
4. Admission Objective

Do you currently plan to enroll in distance or online courses?

For information on individual courses or entire graduate programs that can be completed online, see Online and Distance Graduate Programs.
*Admission Classification
See Steps to Admission for information on each of these categories. See Graduate Areas of Study for information on majors, degrees, and specializations.

  1. Choose visiting status if you intend to take a few courses at UNL while pursuing a graduate degree at another school.

  2. These certifications and endorsements are granted by the Nebraska Department of Education, not by UNL.
    These are courses of study resulting in a UNL transcript stating that work completed makes the student eligible to be recommended to the Dept of Ed for a credential.
    If renewing and adding endorsements simultaneously, select the renewal option.

5. Academic History
Nebraska Application History
  1. Have you previously applied for admission to graduate-level study at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln?     
    If yes...
    1. Has your academic history (schools attended and degrees conferred) changed since then?     

  2. Other than graduate study at UNL, have you applied for admission to any University of Nebraska (UNK, UNL, UNMC, UNO, NCTA) or Nebraska State College System (CSC, PSC, WSC) college or university?     
    If yes...
Colleges and Universities Attended List all postsecondary schools (colleges and universities) that you have attended.
Do not include elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, or employers.

If you have attended more than 5 schools or received more than 3 degrees from any one school, email additional information to or use the comment box at the bottom of this form.

  1. School 1 Start with a school from which you have received (or will receive) a degree.
    School 1 Degree 1 requires a degree and graduation date, even if that date is in the future.

    Dates of Attendance (mm/yyyy)
    Your degrees from School 1, with date received or expected (mm/yyyy)

  2. School 2 If you have attended additional colleges or universities, use rows 2 through 5 (as needed) to identify them.

    Dates of Attendance

  3. School 3

    Dates of Attendance

  4. School 4

    Dates of Attendance

  5. School 5

    Dates of Attendance
6. $50 Application Fee

Applicants are required to pay a nonrefundable application processing fee.
Some returning students are exempt from this fee, as outlined in our interactive Fee Rules.

Method of payment
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Payable to University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Mail or hand-deliver to the Office of Graduate Studies.

This fee can be paid by credit card only as part of a complete online application form. If you submit this form, then decide later that you want to pay by credit card, you will need to complete this form again.
7. Declaration of Truth

I certify that the information submitted in this online application is complete, accurate and true, and agree to abide by the admissions policies and requirements of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I understand that the University of Nebraska-Lincoln may contact other educational institutions to verify the academic credentials I submit during the application process and I consent to such verification. I understand that the University of Nebraska-Lincoln reserves the right to retain all information on this application form for an indefinite period of time. I understand that information given falsely or withheld will affect the decision on my application and may make me ineligible for admission and/or enrollment.

Check this box to agree with the above statement. This serves as your signature.

If you have a question or comment regarding this application, you may add that here.

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