International

Welcome to Nebraska

Helping you successfully transition to college life at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).

How Can We Help?

The New Student Enrollment (NSE) department handles enrollment for new fully admitted international undergraduates, provides pre-arrival support for all new international undergraduates, manages undergraduate International Welcome Week and International Orientation, and hosts engagement programs throughout the semester.

Course Enrollment

The process for enrolling in classes at NEBRASKA depends on your enrollment type (full admit, Intensive English (IEP), Credit English for Academic Purposes (CEAP), and Exchange). Please scroll down to find your enrollment type and enrollment procedures.


Full admit

Fully admitted freshmen and transfer students have met the English proficiency and academic requirements to begin their degree program at NEBRASKA. For full admits, course enrollment will be handled through the New Student Enrollment (NSE) department.

Note: The following instructions are for Spring and Fall admits only. Summer admits do not follow these procedures and should follow the instructions they receive via email.

  1. Pay your $250 enrollment deposit through your MyRed account.
  2. In MyRed, click on the “Admissions” tab. On the next page, click on the “New Student Enrollment Reservation” link. Then you will verify your major.
    • Freshmen: The reservation system opens in early April for the Fall semester and mid-September for the Spring semester.
    • Transfers: The reservation system opens in mid-February for the Fall semester and mid-September for the Spring semester.
  3. On the next screen, do not select a date in the dropdown menu. Instead, please select the mail-in (online) registration option by clicking the “click here” link that follows the message “If you are not able to attend the on-campus New Student Enrollment program…”
  4. On the next page you will write a brief explanation of why you will not register for classes on campus. You can simply write, “I am an international student.”
  5. Complete your New Student Enrollment Advising Inventory in MyRed, also under the “Admissions” tab. The inventory provides your academic advisor with information about your interests and personal characteristics so that your advisor can do his/her best to select courses that suit your interests, abilities, and degree program.
  6. Complete the Math Placement Exam (MPE). The MPE is required for all new students, regardless of your previous math experience. You will not be registered for classes until the MPE and the Advising Inventory are both complete.
  7. Once you complete the steps above, a date will automatically be assigned for an academic advisor to review your file and select courses for you. You will not enroll yourself in classes, and you do not need to be present on campus on the date that is assigned to your file. Once you have been enrolled, you will receive an email from a New Student Enrollment staff member informing you that your schedule can be viewed in MyRed.
  8. Questions? Contact Teresa Lostroh, NSE international orientation coordinator, at tlostroh2@unl.edu.

Credit English for Academic Purposes (CEAP)

CEAP students are conditionally admitted students who have an advanced level of English proficiency but have not met proficiency requirements for full admission. CEAP students take three English classes and one elective course. CEAP enrollment is handled by the Programs in English as a Second Language (PIESL) department.

  1. Pay your $250 enrollment deposit through your MyRed account.
  2. Complete the Math Placement Exam (MPE). The MPE is required for all new students, regardless of your previous math experience.
  3. You will receive an email from CEAP advisor Dr. Anh Le with further instructions for course enrollment. Dr. Le will email you at the address you provided on your university application, so please monitor that email address regularly.
  4. Questions? Contact Anh Le, CEAP program advisor, at ale10@unl.edu.

Intensive English Program (IEP)

IEP students have not met the English proficiency requirements for full admission at NEBRASKA. IEP students take English courses exclusively. IEP enrollment is handled by the Programs in English as a Second Language (PIESL) department.

  1. Pay your $250 enrollment deposit through your MyRed account.
  2. Sign up for the English Language Test (ELT) once registration is available. Registration is required, and you should register before arriving in Lincoln.
  3. Take the placement exam in person on campus.
  4. PIESL staff will register you in classes based on the results of your placement exam. You will not enroll yourself in classes and will not be enrolled before arriving at NEBRASKA.
  5. Attend IEP orientation on the first Monday of the semester to receive your ELT placement results and your course schedule. IEP orientation does not replace your university orientation through the New Student Enrollment department. You must attend both orientations.
  6. Questions? Contact the Programs in English as a Second Language department at esl2@unl.edu.

Exchange

Exchange students are at NEBRASKA for a short-term study abroad program lasting one semester or one academic year.

  1. Log in into MyRed and click on the “Enrollment” tab to enroll yourself in courses.
  2. If you encounter issues with your enrollment process, contact Haley French-Sloan with the Education Abroad office at hfrenchsloan@unl.edu.

Questions?

Contact Teresa Lostroh, international orientation coordinator, at tlostroh2@unl.edu.