Nebraska 9th graders currently enrolled in 4-H (and those enrolled as 8th graders last year) will have received a letter pre-admitting them to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. With this, they will have the opportunity to participate in Next Chapter, a unique partnership between Nebraska 4-H and University Admissions that connects students statewide with the resources of the University! This also means that students that meet academic requirements will be admitted after high school. Next Chapter also grants students access to personnel and resources like never before. Highlights will include:

  • Insightful conversations with 4-H alumni regarding campus life
  • Discussions with UNL professors about opportunities and expectations in college
  • Access to admissions and financial aid office personnel
  • Step-by-step lessons to prepare students for college throughout their high school career
  • Real-world connections between content and 4-H projects

All 8th graders that were enrolled in 4-H last year will be admitted to the Next Chapter program. Any new 8th grade student that enrolls in a traditional 4-H program will have the option to join Next Chapter as well. Students will need to re-enroll annually, and successfully complete the current year’s program to advance to the next level. In order to do this, the student must complete five lessons or tasks per academic year. This programming will begin during the student’s 9th grade year.

While this program is geared primarily toward students interested in UNL, these lessons will be beneficial to all college-bound youth and specifically, first generation students. The University of Nebraska is excited to help students and their families make this exciting time of change easier by providing this unprecedented access to high school students. If your student is interested in participating in Next Chapter in GLW, please contact Jen at 308-346-4200 or to remain on our interest list and continue to receive communication about Next Chapter opportunities throughout the year. If you have any questions regarding this program, feel free to contact me for more information.