At Concordia University, Nebraska, we know that for most homeschool students, acquiring an excellent education is just the start of discovering the higher purpose to which God has called you. Here, you’ll find a Christ-centered, supportive community where you can learn from mentors, peers, research opportunities and academic experiences designed to help you think critically, navigate the ever-changing world and, ultimately, live a life of purpose and passion.
Transitioning from Homeschool to University
Moving from homeschool to college can seem like a daunting prospect. However, at Concordia, we find that homeschooled students are often better prepared to navigate life at a higher education institution than students who have received traditional schooling experiences. Homeschool students tend to be well-educated, self-driven and goal-focused, which makes the transition to higher education go more smoothly.
With that in mind, Concordia Nebraska wants to help ease your transition from homeschool to college even more. To submit an application, we require:
- No transcripts
- No SAT/ACT/CLT score
- Self-reported GPA
Our registrars also work one-on-one with each individual on accepting dual-credit and college level courses, so the credits you’ve already earned can give you a head start on your degree.
Concordia offers various scholarships, including faith-based and church work scholarships, to help make your education as affordable and accessible as possible. Through these scholarships, grants and aid, most Concordia students pay close to, or in some cases, less than students at large public universities, while receiving the rigorous, quality instruction that only a private institution can provide.
Luke Scholars Program
Concordia’s Luke Scholars Honors Program provides students with an interdisciplinary academic community that seeks to challenge its members intellectually in order to enhance their lives and serve others through their vocational callings. Luke Scholars take classes together, meet informally to discuss and debate topics that matter to them and share an enthusiasm for a life of Christian scholarship.
Concordia's LCMS Tradition
Concordia was founded on a Christian Lutheran model of rigorous academics and preparing students mentally, emotionally and spiritually for life after graduation. That’s a heritage we’re proud to continue today through our mission to prepare men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world.
- More than 45% of our on-campus undergraduates identify as LCMS.
- Nearly 20% of undergraduates are enrolled in church work programs.
- There are 15 LCMS-affiliated churches within 20 miles of campus.
- 31% of current LCMS rostered teachers were trained at Concordia Nebraska.
- 38% of rostered LCMS DCEs were trained at Concordia Nebraska.
* As of fall 2022
A Christ-centered Community With Value(s)
Pursue Your Passions
Choose from a wide variety of academic programs and majors that will provide you with the options you'll need to reach your academic goals and pursue your passions so you're equipped to live out your vocations and serve your extraordinary purpose.
Your Success Is Our Priority
You'll be supported through every step of your journey at Concordia. As a freshman, you'll work with a first-year coordinator who will help you create a plan for your academic pursuits. While you continue to grow, you'll have many resources available to you to help you reach your potential in the classroom and in your life.
Find Your Niche
With more than 30 clubs and activities on campus, you'll have many opportunities to meet new friends and build relationships that will last a lifetime. Getting involved with a club or activity will help you grow both personally and spiritually.
There is more to attending a university than academics. Whether you are spending time with friends in a residence hall or participating in one of our clubs or organizations, we want your experience outside of class to be just as great as in it. Concordia is primarily a residential university, which creates an incredible community and opportunities for you to grow and develop. By living on campus, you can learn to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people, make lifelong friendships, become more independent and discover new insights about yourself and others. Our residence hall staff, consisting of nearly 50 RAs and RCs, is trained and passionate about helping you make the most of your time in college, navigate challenges that arise and grow during your time on campus.
Get To Know Us Better
We believe the best way to get the Concordia experience is to visit our supportive and fun campus. We'd love to design a personalized in-person or virtual visit for you and your family, where you can meet with professors, potential coaches, current students and the financial aid office. You’ll be able to get to know some of the people who make our campus special and get the information you'll need to make the best decision for you and your family.
There’s no transcript needed to apply to Concordia! For those students who enroll at Concordia, we will need an Official Final High School Transcript.
Nope! If you took one of these tests, we’d love for you to send your scores, but it’s not required.
At Concordia, we require biology, chemistry, physics and two years of the same modern foreign language to be taken either in high school OR at Concordia.
No, we do not accept Latin at this time. (However, we are working on it!)
YES! We live out our Christian Lutheran faith every day in classes, in the dorms, in daily chapel, in the cafeteria and all across campus. At Concordia, your professors, staff members, alumni and fellow students will pray with you, invite you to Bible studies and live every day in the Word. To learn more, visit cune.edu/faith.
Concordia Dual Credit offers you an opportunity to get a jump-start on college, allowing you to earn college credit at a reduced cost before graduating high school. Our dual credit program offers courses found in the general education requirements of most colleges and universities, meaning your credits earned through Concordia will transfer just about anywhere.
Fulfill God's Call to Serve the Church
At Concordia, we equip students to serve as the hands and feet of Christ and be His witnesses through our church work programs. Whether you want to be a Lutheran educator or Director of Christian Education or a pastor, deaconess or parish musician, you’ll be prepared to share the love of Jesus around the world.
Preparing for College as a Homeschooled Student
“Can homeschoolers go to college?” There is no longer any question, as homeschoolers regularly apply and are admitted to colleges at all tiers. If you are a homeschooled student, the real question you might have is: How can I best prepare for the transition to college?