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 online at ne.4Honline.com.