University of Nebraska Medical Center

Student Eligibility Criteria

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Admission to this program is very competitive.

Only 65 spots are available each year, which means just one-third of students who apply will be accepted.

Student Criteria

Students from participating school districts are eligible to apply and must meet each of the following criteria:

  • Be a junior or senior and at least 16 years of age at the beginning of the school year
  • Have completed and received a grade of “B” or above in Algebra 1, Biology, a physical science course, and a third year of science
  • Obtain parent/guardian permission
  • Be enrolled in a participating high school for the entire school year
  • Be on track for graduation
  • Complete an in-person interview

Note: There will be an option for a select group of juniors to return for their senior year.

uBEATS: An Online Alternative

If you don't meet the student criteria, you may want to ask your teacher if you can participate in uBEATS. This online training from UNO and UNMC covers topics similar to the High School Alliance curriculum. Learn about uBEATS.