A respected diploma from the UNHS prepares our graduates for college and careers.

Getting Started

To earn a UNHS diploma, students must complete at least 200 credit hours (20 units). Students must take a minimum five courses with UNHS. Request a transcript evaluation and one of our advisers will develop a program of study for you.


Transfer in Credits

Students may apply credits earned at other high schools or home school toward the University of Nebraska High School diploma.

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Enroll in Courses

Choose from 100+ core, elective and AP online courses.

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Diploma Student Information

We welcome new diploma students from around the world throughout the year.

Graduation Requirements

Any one of any age who completes graduation requirements can earn the University of Nebraska High School accredited diploma in the time frame of their choice.

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Full Time Status

A diploma student who is enrolled full time with the University of Nebraska High School (five courses) is considered a registered student of UNHS and should use the school code 281316 on all entrance examinations, college applications and registration with the NCAA.

For Nebraska residents, full-time status meets the Nebraska compulsory attendance requirements.

The state of Nebraska has a compulsory attendance law for students five (5) to eighteen (18) years of age. In summary, the statute states that parents or guardians are responsible for their students ages 5 to 18 to be in regular attendance in school (See Neb Rev State 79-201).

When the decision is made to enroll a Nebraska student in UNHS as a diploma-track student, the parent or guardian must withdraw the student from the local school district and enroll in five (5) UNHS courses at the time of registration to be considered full time. During enrollment through the UNHS Store, please mark the appropriate box to indicate the student will be seeking their diploma from UNHS. Withdrawal from the local school is normally completed in writing. Through state reporting, UNHS administration will notify the Nebraska Department of Education of the enrollment with the UNHS if the student is a Nebraska resident.

The county attorney in the resident county has the authority to enforce the truancy laws, and the administration of the UNHS will provide information as requested regarding compulsory attendance.

Honor Roll

Students earning outstanding academic achievement are recognized and listed on the UNHS honor roll, which is published twice a year. To qualify, students must complete five or more courses earning a grade of A or B in all courses during the designated semester time period. Semesters run August 1 through January 31 and February 1 through July 31.

View the current Honor Roll list

Graduation Ceremony

The University of Nebraska High School celebrates its graduates each year with a commencement ceremony on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. This year's ceremony was held Friday, June 16, 2017.

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Academic Advisers

With more than 60 years of combined experience, UNHS academic advisers work with students, parents and schools to provide support while students earn their high school diplomas and transition into college.

From course selection and strategies for academic success to NCAA initial eligibility requirements and preparing for college, Mrs. Bartz and Mr. Henning are tremendous resources for students.

Diploma students should work with advisers to design the appropriate program of study for their needs.

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Debby Bartz
Debby Bartz
Academic Adviser
Raymond Henning
Ray Henning
Academic Adviser
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