Here's how to take your next step towards a great Union College experience.
Want to know how to enroll at Union College? Follow the steps below and before you know it you'll be on your way to a great career while becoming the person God created you to be.
1. Fill out the application
As soon as you fill out the application, we'll work on getting you accepted to Union College so you can complete the rest of the enrollment process.
In order to speed up our ability to accept you to Union College, we allow you to self-report your GPA along with your ACT and/or SAT scores. It is important that you give us accurate information because we will need to verify these with your official test scores and transcripts before you enroll (see step 4 below).
Fill out the application now. Then come back to continue working your way through the application checklist.
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3. Make your $100 confirmation deposit
Let us know you're coming! (ucollege.edu/pay)This non-refundable deposit is applied directly onto your student account, so your first month's payment will be less.
By making your confirmation deposit, you also unlock the full resources of our Career Center, allowing you to put together your class schedule and explore the career and major of your interest with our counselors.
Union College now accepts self-reported test scores and GPA for admission! Admitted students who choose to enroll at Union College must verify the accuracy of their self-reported score by submitting official test scores and transcripts before enrolling.
Confirming your GPA
Submit a request to your high school (and college if applicable) registrar to mail or electronically send your transcript to:
Attn: Admissions Office
3800 South 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
PDF copies may be emailed to email@example.com
Confirming your scores (optional)
- Submitting an ACT/SAT is an optional portion of the application process, but please note that ACT/SAT scores are required for our highest scholarships.
- If you've opted to provide self-reported ACT/SAT scores, request that your scores be sent to Union College (Union's school code for ACT is 2480 and for SAT is 6865).
- Ask your high school counselor or registrar to send the score transcripts.
Note: If there are any discrepancies in your self-reported scores versus official scores, Union College reserves the right to withdraw your application or offer of admission.
5. Set up your financial plan
Fill out the FAFSA (www.fafsa.gov)
- The fastest way is the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA.
- You'll use your tax and financial information from two year's prior (2017).
- Union's school code is: 002563.
Fill out our the Financial Questionaire. You'll need to log into to Union's student portal using your UC-ID. Click the piggy bank icon and then select Financial Aid Questionnaire from the menu.
Talk to a financial aid advisor. They will clear up any details, answer questions and finalize your financial plan.
Confirm details in My Financial Aid. Once your FAFSA and Financial Aid Questionnaire have been received and processed, you will be notified of your awards, aid eligibility and payment plan by email. On the My Financial Aid portion in the Portal, click on “Accept/Decline Awards” to accept, decline or revise your financial awards.
Finish all other financial paperwork. Complete and sign any additional items listed under the "To Do" tab in My Financial Aid.
Make your first month's payment at www.ucollege.edu/pay (due Jan. 15 or Aug. 15). Your non-refundable confirmation deposit is applied to your first month's payment, so your first payment is conveniently less.
6. Registration Checklist
The "acceptance checklist" in your Portal is like the trailer to a movie. It lets you know the most important parts of the checklist, but it's not everything. To be fully enrolled, you need to complete the Registration Checklist on your Portal account.
When the Portal becomes available to new students, you will receive an email with your UC-ID and password so you can login right away. If you can't find your info, email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can complete 95% of your checklist online. There are a handful of things (like taking your official Union ID photo) that you do when arriving on campus. You must finish the Registration Checklist before uConnect.
Note: Depending on when you make your confirmation deposit, the Registration Checklist may not be available immediately when you gain access to Portal.
7. Reserve classes with your advisor
You will be working with your academic advisor after you pay the confirmation deposit to decide on classes, but you won't be able to officially register for specific courses until April 7. Call the Enrollment Office at 402.486.2504 if you do not know who your advisor is or if you need to change the major you listed on your application.
8. Complete your forms
These forms need to be completed before you arrive at Union College and begin classes. The sooner you complete them, the better.
- Residence Hall Form—reserve your spot in the residence hall.
- Personal Health History Form (online)—tell us about your background. Or use the PDF version.
- Consent to Treat (PDF)—this is a parental form and only needed if student is younger than 19 years old.
Immunization records—Scan and email your immunization records to email@example.com. You need proof of the following:
- MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) two vaccines after the first birthday or an antibody lab titer proving immunity.
- Meningococcal vaccines (PDF) (1 shot at 16 years or older) or a waiver form (PDF) signed if living in the residence hall (must be signed by parent if student is under 19 years old).
- Internationally born students: a negative Tuberculosis (TB) skin test within the past year and a completed TB screening questionnaire (PDF).
Additional recommended vaccines—If you are participating in the physician assistant, nursing, occupational therapy assistant or international rescue and relief programs, or you will be traveling internationally on a Union-sponsored mission trip, you will be required to have these vaccines.
- Tetanus (Tdap) to be within the past 10 years
- Polio series (3-4 shots)
- Varicella (chickenpox) vaccines (2 shots) or antibody lab titer proving immunity
- Hepatitis B series (3 shots) or antibody lab titer proving immunity
Note: All PDF health forms should be uploaded through Portal under the "Health Documents" section in the Registration Checklist.
9. Request official transcript(s) (after high school graduation)
If you're a graduating high school student, you'll need your official transcripts with graduation date to be mailed to Union College after graduation or at the end of the semester.
If you are a transfer student, we'll need an unofficial high school transcript with graduation date or a copy of your diploma. Additionally you'll need to send official college transcripts from all colleges you attended.