Online programs at the University of Nebraska are an ideal way for military, veterans and dependents to advance education with military advisers and staff on each campus, flexible deployment and activation policies and generous acceptance of transfer credits.
University of Nebraska Offers:
- Military Points of Contact
- VA School Certifying Official
- VA Approved Programs
- Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program
- ACE Military Guide
- Long and Short-Term Military Absence Policies
- Federal Tuition Assistance
- Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)
University of Nebraska Recognition
- Military Times Best for Vets Colleges
- G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School
- US News & World Report Best Colleges for Veterans
Each of our four campuses offers a wide range of online programs and each has Military Advisers to help with enrollment advising, tuition assistance, veterans benefits, credit transfer and other services.
International students choose the University of Nebraska for their graduate and undergraduate programs. With more than 150 programs offered online, students may earn credentials in teaching, allied health, research, business and more.
Each campus provides a variety of programs and services designed to help you succeed, and admission standards are competitive. It is always best to review the specific requirements for international students of the campus where you will matriculate for your degree.
Native Language Other than English
We want you to be successful in your course work as well as active participants in your educational experience. If your native language (or language of nurture) is not English, you will be asked to demonstrate your English proficiency for full academic admission to the university and desired program.
English proficiency requirements will vary by campus, degree level and program. The program requirements will always take precedence over campus requirements. The TOEFL requirements listed below are organized by campus and degree level. Each link also provides additional resource links to each campus for all international student requirements and services.
Online programs with special TOEFL requirements are listed under the Admissions tab for each program.
Campus and Degree-Level English Proficiency Requirements
Whether you are interested in obtaining a visa or are currently residing in the U.S. on an education visa, there are certain restrictions with regard to distance education you should be aware of.
Qualifying for Legal Immigration Status
Enrolling in an online program does not qualify you for an education visa.
Maintaining Legal Immigration Status
All international students on F-1 or J-1 visas must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more per semester for undergraduates, nine credit hours or more for graduate students) during the academic year (fall and spring semesters) in order to maintain legal immigration status. You may take up to one online course per semester to count toward your full-time status. You may also choose to enroll in an online program in addition to your visa-qualifying full-time resident program. For more information about visa restrictions, please contact us or the home campus of your program of interested.
Students with Disabilities
The University of Nebraska takes pride in its diverse student population and is committed to providing all students the opportunity to take full advantage of its programs and facilities. In keeping with this philosophy, the University of Nebraska encourages academically qualified students with disabilities to participate in its educational programs.
Students seeking academic accommodations through the University of Nebraska must self-disclose their need for these services or accommodations to the appropriate campus disability office.
Contact the disabilities services office for your home campus:
- University of Nebraska–Lincoln
- University of Nebraska at Kearney
- University of Nebraska at Omaha
- University of Nebraska Medical Center
To be eligible for academic accommodations, students must have a documented disability as defined by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Guidelines for appropriate documentation—and the verification forms necessary for each disability category—may be obtained from the individual campus offices.
To ensure accommodation can be provided in a timely manner, current and prospective students are encouraged to contact the disability office at their home campus as far in advance as possible to request and register for services.
University of Nebraska High School
Students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen the University of Nebraska to earn:
- High school credits that transfer to their local schools
- An accredited high school diploma
Established in 1929, UNHS has extensive experience in serving students at a distance. Through the online format, courses are available 24/7, 365, and teachers, an academic advisor and administration assist students and schools.
UNHS’ accreditation from AdvancED and the Nebraska Department of Education assures students a high-quality education that allows for credits to easily transfer to other schools. Core courses are also NCAA-approved.
With its rigorous, college-prep curriculum, UNHS prepares students for the next step in their education. Students who have earned a UNHS diploma have gone on to several prestigious universities including West Point, Columbia and Stanford.
Students enrolled at their local high schools have also used UNHS to:
- Take courses not offered at their schools such as Advanced Placement® and career
- Stay on the path to graduation
- Gain scheduling flexibility
More than 100 core, elective and Advanced Placement® courses are available within eight subject areas, including:
- Career and Technical Education
- English and Language Arts
- Health and Physical Education
- Natural Sciences
- Social Studies
- Visual and Performing Arts
- World Languages
For more information, please visit the University of Nebraska High School website.