Honors Transfer Application

This application is for students transfering to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who are interested in joining UNL's University Honors Program. This application is only for admission to the University Honors Program; there is a completely separate and independent process for applying to the University.

Please contact Chad Kilpatrick in the Office of Admissions, chadkilpatrick@experience.unl.edu or (402) 472-4079, for information on applying to UNL. Students who need to apply to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln also should do so before applying to the University Honors Program. 

Applications to the Honors Program are due May 1 (for fall admission to the Honors Program) and December 1 (for spring admission). Applications will be considered when the most recent semester's college grades are available for review. Applications received by the May 1 deadline will be notified of status by June 10. Applications received by the December 1 deadline will be notified of status by January 10.

To complete this form, you will need to provide the following:

  • Information about your high school education (GPA, class rank, class size)
  • Test scores--composite and subscores and testing dates for ACT, SAT, or TOEFL (as appropriate)
  • Information about your current college experience, including your current college cumulative GPA and why you are transfering to UNL
  • Transfer students will also need to provide information about their current college performance and answer, in no more than 200 words, the question "Why have you decided to leave your current institution and transfer to UNL?"
  • A 300-500 word essay answering the question "Why are you interested in the UNL Honors Program and how do you see Honors contributing to your college education?"
  • A one-page resume of your campus and community involvement and leadership (saved as a PDF or Microsoft Word file)

Applicants are advised to gather appropriate information and prepare essay responses before starting this form. 

In addition to this form, all applicants are also required to submit a confidential letter of recommendation from a person familiar with the applicant's academic performance. Ideally, the recommender will be a college professor, but we recognize that for some students another individual is best suited to offer a recommendation. Recommendations should be sent, by the approiate deadline (May 1 or December 1) to:

University Honors Program
Attn: Renae Oestmann
118 Neihardt Hall
540 N 16th St. 
Lincoln, NE 68588-0659

or emailed to roestmann1@unl.edu


This is your eight-digit UNL ID number. You will receive this when you complete the University of Nebraska-Lincoln application for admission.
Date of birth *
If your current address is in the United States, please include the state abbreviation. E.g.: Nebraska = NE. If your current address is outside the United States, please include the country.
Please use this format: xxx-xxx-xxxx. E.g.: 402-472-5425
Please use this format: xxx-xxx-xxxx. E.g.: 402-472-5425
Is English your first language? *
If no, have you taken the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)?