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 Nebraska Office of Admissions.
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.
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 through 4-H Online.
The program is open to all students. Scholars will engage in events, activities, and curriculum where they will explore future career possibilities, develop research skills, and experience a variety of learning techniques to help them transition to and succeed in college. Upon program completion and meeting admission requirements, program participants can be fully admitted to the University of Nebraska. Fee waivers exist for those planning to pursue a degree at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. To get started, complete the Next Chapter at Nebraska sign-up form.