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How to apply to NWU

Contact us

Admissions Office
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln NE 68504
(402) 465-2218
admissions [at] (admissions[at]nebrwesleyan[dot]edu)

How to apply to NWU

The Admission Process

Nebraska Wesleyan University uses a comprehensive process to review applicants. We examine the rigor of your high school program, academic honors you’ve received and consider your participation in school or community activities.

  • Submit the application for admission
  • High school transcript – Your self-reported GPA is used to determine admission and scholarship eligibility. Therefore, it’s important that you report accurate information. The official transcript is required to be submitted prior to registering for classes. Nebraska Wesleyan reserves the right review the admission and scholarship eligibility based on official transcripts.
  • Optional ACT/SAT scores – Standardized test scores are optional for admission. Students who have not taken a standardized test, or scored below a 20 ACT or 1030 SAT, may be admitted and awarded scholarships at NWU without consideration of their test score.

The Enrollment Process

  • Academic scholarships are awarded at the time of admission.
  • All students are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • Enter Nebraska Wesleyan University and NWU's FAFSA school code 002555.
  • Submit a $350 tuition deposit to accept the offer of admission and confirm your commitment to attend NWU. Deposits are refundable until May 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester.

Materials may be uploaded to your applicant portal or mailed test scores, transcripts, and other required materials to:

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

For more information contact NWU Admissions at: (402) 466-2371, ext. 2218 admissions [at] (admissions[at]nebrwesleyan[dot]edu).


Clery Notice of Availability

Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report

Please use the link above to access the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report. The security report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at NWU. This report also includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. 

This publication was produced in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act, which requires colleges and universities receiving federal funding to disclose reported instances of criminal activity on their campuses. This legislation also states that a copy of this publication must be made available to all prospective and current students and prospective and current employees.