Prepare To Attend


Designed for experienced college students to assist you in navigating your new environment successfully.

What To Expect During NSE

Although you have already experienced college, you will have a transitional experience attending UNL as no two colleges or universities are exactly alike.

  • 1 Meet other new students
  • 2 Discover the Undergraduate Bulletin
  • The Undergraduate Bulletin contains detailed information about all majors of undergraduate study offered including course descriptions, majors, specific graduation requirements, as well a comprehensive description of Achievement-Centered Education (ACE).
  • Undergraduate Bulletin
  • 3 Learn About ACE Centered Courses
  • ACE enhances your undergraduate experience through a broad exposure to multiple disciplines, coursework that complements your major, and by helping you develop important reasoning, inquiry, and civic capacities.
  • ACE Courses Explore Center

Get Prepared to Attend NSE


Every transfer student will meet privately with an academic adviser who is familiar with your previous college coursework that was submitted to UNL.

Bring a list of courses you are currently enrolled in with you to your advising session.

Advising Inventory

The Advising Inventory gives your academic adviser background on:

  • previous coursework
  • intended graduation date
  • scheduling conflicts
  • post-graduation plans

Advisers will review your inventory and use it to assist you with course registration. All questions on the advising inventory must be filled out in order to be considered complete. Completing the Advising Inventory is required of all incoming transfer students.

The transfer advising inventory is found in your MyRED account.


At New Student Enrollment, there are primary aspects of our day:

  • meeting an academic adviser
  • registering for classes
  • logistical details necessary for being a student
  • preparing you for a successful academic career
  • meeting other new students


An orientation student will show you how the registration system works at UNL after you have met with an adviser.

Logistical Details

At NSE, you will learn and take care of some of the finer details of being a Husker.

You will:

  • obtain your NUID
  • update your record with email address and phone number
  • learn about Blackboard and MyPLAN

Sample Schedule

Summer NSE Schedule
Time Activity
8:00–8:30 a.m. Check-In (Nebraska Union)
8:30–8:50 a.m. Welcome Session
8:50–9:20 a.m. Transfer Programs
9:20–9:35 a.m. Campus Systems
  • MyRed
  • Canvas
  • Huskers email
  • Parking
9:45–12 a.m. College Session & Advising/Course Registration
**Military dependents, veterans, active duty, Guard and Reserve students should stop by the Military and Veteran Success Center in room 16 in the Union basement after completing course enrollment.
Optional Activities
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Nebraska Experience: Campus Tour/Information
11 a.m.–1 p.m. Husker Hub (Louise Pound Hall, room 130)
Husker Hub is the centralized office that provides students with integrated services from the offices of Scholarships and Financial Aid, University Registrar, Bursar and Student Accounts. The Hub is open for walk-ins during this time frame.
11 a.m.–5 p.m. Union Bank & Trust is available to open new accounts

Students with Disabilities

If you are a student with a disability, please contact the Services for Students with Disabilities office at 402.472.3787 prior to your New Student Enrollment date. Communication with this office will allow us to identify individual needs and make arrangements to secure needed services.