Next Chapter at Nebraska

Next Chapter at Nebraska is a college readiness program offered to students beginning in 8th grade who are enrolled in 4-H. Throughout high school, Next Chapter scholars will engage in 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.

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 program starting in 8th grade.
  • Participate in college preparatory activities and curriculum throughout high school.
  • Be prepared for successful transition to college.

The Next Chapter program is a partnership between Omaha Public School, Nebraska Extension, 4-H, and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Office of Admissions.