Transfer Students

Transfer Students

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The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration offers the ideal Big Ten collegiate experience at an affordable cost. From gaining hands-on experience through internships or studying any of 10 business majors to or our nationally-acclaimed undergraduate research program, you can tailor your experience to Start Something big.

Admission Requirements

CBA Admission

Off campus transfer students are directly admitted to the College of Business Administration if they:
have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at their previous institution.

On campus transfer students are admitted to the College of Business Administration if they:
have a 2.5 cumulative GPA at UNL.

Course admission requirements for all majors within the College are the same as those for University Admission as noted under UNL General Admission Requirements.

Importance of Business Qualified

While not required, transfer students are encouraged to be Business Qualified by the time they start classes at UNL. CBA students need to be Business Qualified in order to take Intermediate business courses which are important for degree sequencing. A student is Business Qualified when they have the following requirements complete:

  • MATH 104/106: Applied Calculus/Calculus I
  • ACCT 201: Introductory Accounting I
  • ACCT 202: Introductory Accounting II
  • ECON 211: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 212: Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 215: Statistics
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher

Transfer students who are not Business Qualified at the time of transfer will work with an advisor to take needed coursework.

Transfer Student at CBA

Transfer Credit

UNL has various tools that you can use to see how your past coursework will transfer to UNL:

CBA Transfer Credit Rules

The transfer credit policy for the College of Business Administration contains several rules that transfer students will want to note. Questions regarding specific situations should be directed to a CBA academic advisor.

  • Maximum 60 hours of transfer credit allowed from community colleges and international institutions
  • Maximum 15 hours of transfer credits allowed for business requirements
    • Only 100/200 level business courses allowed to transfer from community college or international institutions.
    • 300/400 level business courses are allowed to transfer from domestic four-year institutions.
    • Further restrictions regarding the number of 300/400 level business courses allowed to count for certain degree requirements may apply. Visit with a CBA academic advisor for details.
  • Only courses with grades of C or better will transfer
  • Visit the CBA Undergraduate Bulletin for further CBA transfer credit policies.
Students in CBA

Transfer Resources

The First-Year Experience and Transition Office offers various resources for transfer students to make for a smooth transition process. Whether it be involvement in a transfer learning community, partnership with a peer mentor, or enrollment in our Transfer Advantage course, they are sure to have something for you.

The CBA website gives helpful information about transferring into the college. Be sure to visit the UNL Admissions website for more information about transferring to UNL as a whole.

Financing is an important part of any student's educational career. Be sure to connect with the UNL Scholarships and Financial Aid office about your aid package visit the CBA Scholarships website for information on our undergraduate student scholarships.

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