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Next Chapter at Nebraska is a college readiness program offered to enrolled 4-H members at the beginning of their 8th-grade year. Throughout high school, Next Chapter scholars engage in a variety of events, activities, and curriculum where they will participate in career exploration, develop research skills, and experience a variety of learning methods that will help them transition to and succeed in college. 

Through Next Chapter at Nebraska, all 8th-grade students enrolled in 4-H are automatically pre-admitted to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

The Next Chapter program is a partnership between Nebraska Extension 4-H Youth Development and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Offices of Admissions.

Program Benefits

Scholars who participate in Next Chapter at Nebraska will:

  • Be invited to a celebratory event at UNL with their families in the spring of their 8th grade year.
  • Be pre-admitted into UNL upon enrollment in the Next Chapter program starting in 8th grade.
  • Participate in college preparatory activities and curriculum throughout high school.
  • Be prepared for a successful transition to college.

Getting Started

Scholars are automatically enrolled in Next Chapter at Nebraska through their county 4-H program beginning of their 8th-grade year or students may register online at ne.4Honline.com.

Find Your Local Representative

Click on your county to find your local Next Chapter representative.

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For questions about the Nebraska 4-H Next Chapter program, please contact:

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COORDINATOR: Ann O'Connor
EMAIL: aoconnor2@unl.edu
PHONE: 402-472-9012

For questions about the UNL Admissions Next Chapter program, please contact:

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COORDINATOR: Melissa Border
EMAIL: melissaborder@experience.unl.edu
PHONE: 402-318-8996