Admission

Admission into HLCFPA

Majors

non-Majors

To enroll in all other courses offered in the College, non-majors must obtain special permission from the instructor.

Hixson-Lied College requirements

 

ACT
20 (composite)
or
SAT
950 (Critical Reading and Math)

Completed 12 or more semester credits from a postsecondary institution
Cumulative GPA 2.0+ and Semester GPA 2.0+

Transfer students with System GPA
Cumulative GPA 2.0+ with Semester GPA 2.0+ and System GPA 2.0+

Theatre majors with an emphasis in Film and New Media
Cumulative GPA 3.0+ and Semester GPA 3.0+

Cumulative GPA 2.0+ and Semester GPA 2.0+

Readmit students with System GPA
Cumulative GPA 2.0+ with Semester GPA 2.0+ and System GPA 2.0+

Theatre majors with an emphasis in Film and New Media
Cumulative GPA 3.0+ and Semester GPA 3.0+

Cumulative GPA 2.0 with Semester GPA 2.0 and ONE of the following:

  • TOEFL 523 (paper) or 70 (internet-based)
  • SAT verbal sub-score 470
  • ACT English sub-score 20
  • IELTS 6.0
  • UNL English Placement Exam (EPE) 77

“Pre” Designations

"Pre" designations only apply during the application process.

If you are a Pre-Music, Pre-Music Education, Pre-Dance, or Pre-Theatre student who has been admitted to UNL, but not yet admitted to the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts by March 31 (for Fall/Summer matriculation) and October 31 (for Spring matriculation), you will automatically be admitted to the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center as an undeclared major.

After you’ve been admitted to UNL and have met the College Requirements and any Program Requirements, you can apply for a change of major into the College. (Note: this policy does not apply to art and art history majors.)