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.)

The application deadline for Emerging Media Arts is Jan. 15, 2021. Applicants will be notified of their status by March 31. If you are a Pre-Emerging Media Arts student who has been admitted to UNL but not yet admitted to the Hixson-Lied College by March 31 (for Fall matriculation), you will automatically be admitted to the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center as an undeclared major. Please note: Emerging Media Arts only admits students for fall enrollment.