Application and Eligibility FAQs
How do I set up a campus visit to learn more about the CBA Honors Academy?
All campus visits can be set up through our Visitor's Center.
Visit UNL Admissions
website to schedule your day.
When you make your reservation, mention that you would like to meet with the CBA Honors Academy in
the "special accommodations" section and Visitors Center staff will be sure to put us on your schedule for the day.
I'm a transfer student. Can I apply to the CBA Honors Academy?
Yes! We accept transfer applications from students going into their second-year of college on a
space-available basis. The transfer application deadline is March 1. To begin the process, contact Erin
Burnette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm a current UNL student. Can I apply to join the Academy as a sophomore?
Yes! We accept second-year applications on a space-available basis. The application deadline is March 1.
To find out if there is space available and to begin the application process, contact Erin Burnette at
Can I be in both the CBA Honors Academy and the Raikes School for Computer Science and Management?
No, students cannot be a part of the Academy and the Raikes School. Both are cohort-based programs
that take a specific sequence of courses. You may, however, apply to both programs and then decide
which program is the best fit for you prior to enrollment.
Are Academy students also in the University Honors Program?
Yes! All Academy students are also part of the University Honors Program (UHP) and have all the
rights and responsibilities of UHP students.
Do I have to live in a specific residence hall with other Academy students during my first-year?
No. Academy students can live anywhere on-campus, including, but not limited to Neihardt (Honors hall),
our new suite-style residence halls, and fraternity houses. Students in the Academy may also choose to
move off-campus after their first-year.
Can student-athletes be in the CBA Honors Academy?
Yes! We are able to work with student-athletes to create a course schedule that satisfies Academy
requirements and accommodates their practice and game schedules. Contact Erin Burnette with specific
questions about balancing the Academy with your responsibilities as a Husker student-athlete.
Can I double major or minor outside of CBA and still be in the Academy?
Yes! Many Academy students have additional interests outside of business and select minors or double majors
outside of the College of Business.
Can I join a fraternity or sorority and also be in the Academy?
Yes! Many Academy students are a part of the fraternity and sorority life here at UNL. For more information
on fraternity and sorority recruitment visit the Greek Affairs website
Academic Program FAQs
Will I be taking all my classes with Academy students?
No. Your core and foundation business coursework (43 credits) will be taken with your Academy cohort.
For your general education classes, major classes, and electives, you will be with other students from
across the university.
Do I have to be in a specific major?
All students in the Academy must declare at least one of the 10 majors within the College of Business
Administration. The 10 majors are actuarial science, accounting, agribusiness, business administration,
economics, finance, international business, marketing, management, and supply chain management.
Note: The actuarial science major and the economics major can be completed through either the
College of Business Administration or the College of Arts and Sciences. Actuarial science and economics
majors in the College of Arts and Sciences are NOT eligible to be in the CBA Honors Academy.
I have college credit, AP credit, or IB credit for some of my classes. Will those count?
UNL does accept AP scores, IB credit and dual credit courses. More information about AP and dual-credit
courses can be found here:
For a list of AP scores needed to get credit, visit
For information about an IB diploma and credits visit
For information about transferring in dual credit visit
Do I have to maintain a certain GPA to stay in the Academy?
Yes! There is a 3.5 GPA requirement to stay in good standing in the CBA Honors Academy. For more
information about Academy requirements, please visit our
Current Students webpage.
Where can I go for my study abroad experience and when should I plan to do a study abroad?
You can choose any UNL-approved study abroad opportunity in more than 50 countries and 140 universities worldwide.
If you would like to earn business credits during your study-abroad experience, the College of Business Administration
offers five group study abroad programs including Oxford University in England, China, Japan, Italy and France.
The study abroad scholarship can be used any time after the sophomore year for summer or semester-long study abroad.
Many students choose to study abroad after their sophomore year, and then complete an internship experience after
their junior year. Your Academy advisor will work with you to help you plan your study abroad.
What is Toastmasters?
Toastmasters is an international public speaking organization with the goal of empowering individuals to
become more effective communicators and leaders. It provides a non-threatening and supportive environment
to give a variety of speeches and to both give and receive constructive feedback.
Academy students will be Toastmaster certified by the end of their four years at UNL.
What does it mean to be Microsoft Master Certified?
Microsoft Master Certification requires that students successfully pass mastery skills tests in Microsoft Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. All CBA students must fulfill this requirement prior to graduation.