Welcome to College

We want you to be successful. Attending NSE helps put you on the right path.

College is an exciting and challenging time for freshmen and their families, so we've prepared an orientation program focused on helping you make a smooth transition to life as a Husker.

All new freshmen are required to attend New Student Enrollment (NSE).

Attending in Person

If you live within 300 miles of the campus, you'll need to attend NSE in person. Follow the steps below to get registered.

Reserve Your NSE Date

Dates for NSE are based on your major. If you are undecided, select The Explore Center as your college of choice.

NSE dates run from mid-June to mid-July. It is an all-day program from 7:15 am to 4:15 pm.

  1. Go to MyRED.
    NSE registration for freshman attending Fall 2017 will be available starting April 3, 2017.
  2. Type in your NU ID number (8-digit number) and your password.
  3. Use the Admissions drop-down menu in the top navigation and select "Undergraduate."
  4. Confirm your major and submit.
  5. Select a date for in-person attendance for New Student Enrollment.
  6. Fill out the guest information if applicable. When filling out guest information please do NOT include yourself as a guest.
    • Only parent(s) or spouse(s) are considered guests.
    • Fee for guests is $10 per person.
  7. Submit your reservation.

Complete The Advising Inventory

This document is required and will assist your advisor in preparing for the advising session during NSE.

The Advising Inventory can be completed at myred.unl.edu .

This document will ask you to list what courses you have taken (if any), what courses you would like to take at UNL and academic background information. You will not be registered for classes until your advising inventory is completed.

Complete Placement Exams »

Placement Exams are essential to proper placement in courses at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL). Please take the time to take the necessary exams before going through New Student Enrollment.

Pre-Registration Health Requirement Form

Students must provide documentation of required vaccinations.

Students 19 or younger should have their parent or guardian complete and have notarize this Power of Attorney Form to expedite care at the University Health Center.

POWER OF ATTORNEY FORM

Upload NCard Photo

All students are required to have an NCard, which is a campus id card.

Submit your picture for your NCard.

You will be able to pick up your NCard in the NCard Office on campus when you arrive. Please have a form of government issued identification with you when picking up your NCard (passport, drivers license etc.).

Special Appointments

These departments may request a special appointment with you the morning of your New Student Enrollment day. Special Appointments begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Nebraska Union after you have checked in for New Student Enrollment. Please make sure you have checked in by 7:30 a.m. There will be NSE staff to help direct you to your appointment.

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Special Appointments

Athletic Department

For scholarship and invited walk-ons only.


Chancellor’ Leadership Class/Pepsi Scholars

The purpose of the Chancellor’s Leadership Class (CLC) is to provide the members an overview of the University (academics, activities, organizations, etc.), a network of campus leaders to learn and grown from and a foundation for further leadership development. CLC students receive a scholarship and participate in a leadership class.

More information about the Chancellor’s Leader Class can be found at engage.unl.edu/chancellors-leadership-class.

Pepsi Service Scholars are recipients of the Pepsi Service Scholarship for Outstanding Leadership Service, a scholarship awarded by the UNL Admissions office, to Nebraska high school graduating seniors who demonstrate exemplary community service, leadership, and academic scholarship.

More information about Pepsi Scholars can be found at engage.unl.edu/pepsi-service-scholars.


Honors Program

This invited program at the University of Nebraska is a university-wide community of scholars-an intense intellectual experience for top students in a major research university setting. The Honors Program gives students who strive for academic excellence an opportunity to explore new knowledge through research, to participate actively in a process of discovery, and appreciate and respect a diversity of opinions.

More information about the Honors Program can be found at honors.unl.edu .


Learning Communities

Learning Communities at Nebraska are designed to help students explore major and career opportunities while supporting student’s academic and social transition to college life. Nebraska offers over 25 Learning Community options for first-year students. In each Learning Community, members LIVE together in the residence halls, LEARN together through 2-3 shared classes each semester, and CONNECT through co-curricular field trips and on-campus activities highlighting major/career opportunities, campus resources, and social experiences. At this morning appointment, students will learn more about the Learning Community program and how their membership in a Learning Community affects their NSE course registration.

More information about Learning Communities can be found at learncom.unl.edu .


Nebraska College Preparatory Academy

The Nebraska College Preparatory Academy prepares first-generation and low-income students from Omaha North Magnet and Grand Island Senior High Schools to achieve personal and academic excellence. This is achieved through academic counseling and support, leadership building and personal development throughout high school and college, as well a financial assistance to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

More information about the Nebraska College Preparatory Academy can be found at ncpa.unl.edu.


Non-Traditional Students

If you haven’t followed the “traditional path” to college directly after high school graduation, it’s okay and there is a special session for you to attend at your New Student Enrollment day. Typical non-traditional students:

  • Are 23 years of age or older,
  • Have been out of school for a number of years,
  • And/or have a primary focus other than school (i.e. marriage, parenting, work, etc.).

NU Connections

NU Connections is designed to connect Diversity Enhancement Scholarship recipients to resources on and off-campus. NU Connection students are paired with a peer mentor, attend academic success workshops and are linked with a professional staff member to build a plan for academic success.


Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS)

OASIS works will all University of Nebraska-Lincoln students, with an emphasis on meeting the needs of ethnic minority students. OASIS programs are focused on academic excellence, diversity awareness, and social engagement. Through participation in the OASIS Student Success Program, students will gain the skills to facilitate their successful transition to college and continuous efforts towards degree completion.

More information about the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services, or OASIS, can be found at unl.edu/oasis/academic-success-and-intercultural-services.


Raikes School of Computer Science and Management Scholars

The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management is a unique program developing word-class innovators and leaders through an interdisciplinary computer science and business management honors education.

More information about the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management can be found at raikes.unl.edu.


ROTC: Air Force, Army, Navy

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) are college-based officer training programs for training commissioned officers of the United States Armed Forces.

More information about the Army ROTC program can be found at unl.edu/armyrotc.

More information about the Navy ROTC program can be found at unl.edu/nrotc.

More information about the Air Force ROTC program can be found at unl.edu/afrotc.


Student Support Services (SSS)

Student Support Services offers assistance for undergraduates who are first-generation, low-income, or may have a disability with their goal of successful completion of post-secondary education. A participant could be undecided, from a non-traditional stream, or one intending to secure a baccalaureate degree in any major.

More information about Student Support Services can be found at trio.unl.edu.


Veterans/Military Service Members

Veterans and military service members receiving their education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are a valued and vital component of our campus community. You will have an opportunity to learn about special services provided to support veterans and military service members.

More information about resources offered to veterans and military service members can be found at vetsuccess.unl.edu.


William H. Thompson Learning Communities

Students who have received the Susan T. Buffet Scholarship are automatic members of the William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community, or “Thompson Scholars”. The goal of the W.H. Thompson community is to foster the achievements and potential that earned you the Buffet Scholarship. William H. Thompson Learning Communities aim to support scholars’ academic, personal, and social development through a variety of opportunities, programming, and classroom experiences.

More information about William H. Thompson Learning Communities can be found at unl.edu/wht/home.


Mail-in Registration

If you live more than 300 miles from campus you have the option to select the Mail-in Registration. An academic advisor will review your transcripts, your completed advising inventory and placement exam scores online. Your advisor will create a course schedule for you and NSE staff will register you for your courses.

Complete the following when using the mail-in registration option:

Reserve Your NSE Date

Dates for NSE are based on your major. If you are undecided, select The Explore Center as your college of choice.

NSE dates run from mid-June to mid-July. It is an all-day program from 7:15 am to 4:15 pm.

  1. Go to MyRED.
    NSE registrations for freshman attending Fall 2017 will be available starting April 3, 2017.
  2. Type in your NU ID number (8-digit number) and your password.
  3. Make sure you are on the Applicant Tab.
  4. Click on the New Student Enrollment Reservation.
  5. Confirm your major and submit.
  6. Select the Mail In option.
  7. In the text box you will type "I live more than 300 miles from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln."
  8. Submit your reservation.

Complete The Advising Inventory

This document is required and will assist your advisor in preparing for the advising session during NSE.

The Advising Inventory can be completed at myred.unl.edu.

This document will ask you to list what courses you have taken (if any), what courses you would like to take at UNL and academic background information. You will not be registered for classes until your advising inventory is completed.

Complete Placement Exams

Placement Exams are essential to proper placement in courses at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Please take the time to take the necessary exams before going through New Student Enrollment.

Pre-Registration Health Requirement Form

Students must provide documentation of required vaccinations.

Upload NCard Photo

All students are required to have an NCard, which is a campus id card.

Submit your picture for your NCard.

You will be able to pick up your NCard in the NCard Office on campus when you arrive. Please have a form of government issued identification with you when picking up your NCard (passport, drivers license etc.).