First-Year Student

First-Year Student

First-Year Student: In high school and planning to graduate this year or has attained a GED. Has not attended college elsewhere as a degree-seeking student.

Requirements for Admission:
The following must be submitted to be considered:

  • Application for admission – complete NWU's online app or the Common App
  • High School transcript
  • ACT/SAT score

Recommendations for Admission:
In addition to the requirements for admission, Nebraska Wesleyan University recommends applicants take a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and supplement their application with evaluations and recommendations.

The following are preferred but not required for admission:

  • 4 years of high school English,
  • 4 years of mathematics,
  • 3 years of the same foreign language,
  • 3 years of laboratory science, and
  • 3 years of social studies.

Evaluations and recommendations from teachers an applicant had as a junior or senior are prioritized because they are most familiar with the student’s writing, analytical, and quantitative abilities. Participation in activities, honors, and awards as indicators of involvement are considered.

Enrollment Process:

  • Students will be notified of admission soon after submitting all required items.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • For verification of federal and Nebraska Wesleyan need-based aid, submit the FAFSA application after October 1.
    • Enter in the college release and certification section the full name of Nebraska Wesleyan University and College Code 002555.
    • NWU reviews FAFSA applications as soon as all required admissions application documents are received and an offer of admission has been made.
  • Submit a $350 tuition deposit to accept the offer of admission and confirm commitment to attend NWU.

Have test scores, transcripts, and other required materials mailed to:

Admissions Office
Nebraska Wesleyan University
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68504-2794

For more information contact NWU Admissions at 402.465.2218 or admissions@nebrwesleyan.edu.