Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or the equivalent and the ACT/SAT, Accuplacer (Compass), or Asset assessment test are required for entrance into the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA). In order for you to be officially accepted without provision, you must submit a complete official high school transcript of grades or the equivalent and your test scores.

If you are accepted with a provision, the absent information must be submitted within your first semester or session on campus or you will be dismissed at the end of that semester or session.

Application Procedures

To enroll at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture:

  1. Complete the online Application for Admission and pay the $45.00 nonrefundable application fee, or submit a waiver.
  2. Applicants must request that all FINAL official high school and/or college transcripts be sent to the Student Services Office.
    Mail to:

    Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
    Office of Student Services
    404 East 7th Street
    Curtis, NE 69025-9502

  3. All students who attend the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are required to take the Asset, Accuplacer (Compass) , ACT or SAT assessment test. Test scores are used for scholarships, advising, and guidance purposes.  The college’s ACT identification number is 2458.
  4. Students are required to complete and submit the NCTA Health form along with required immunizations before attending classes.
  5. Students should apply as early as possible to assure admittance to the major and classes of their choice.
  6. Part-Time Students in High School:
    1. Must be a high school junior or senior.
    2. Obtain the recommendation of your high school principal or guidance counselor.
    3. Apply online.

International Application Procedures

  1. Pay your fee and verify funds. The application fee and verification of funds need to be sent to NCTA by the following deadlines:
    • March 1 for Fall admittance
    • September 1 for Spring admittance
    • January 1 for Summer admittance

      Please mail (Via postal service) all official documents to:
      NCTA Office of International Admissions
      404 E 7th St
      Curtis, NE 69025

      All students are required to demonstrate financial ability to pay for at least one year of academic and living expenses before being issued an immigration document (I-20).
      All supporting financial documents must be in English or accompanied by a notarized English translation showing available liquidable funds. The financial documents cannot be older than three months at the time of submission to Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in order to be considered valid. Appropriate documents reflecting financial ability include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • A certified copy of your passport, or government issued photo ID.
    • Bank Letter, stamped and signed by a bank official, and specifies the date, monetary currency, and name of the account holder.
    • Signed letter from the U.S. Government, Home Government, International Organization, Company, or Employer on government or organizational letterhead specifying dates, amount, monetary currency, and terms of sponsorship.
    • An individual sponsor who is not a U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or non-immigrant legally present in the U.S., must sign the CFIS Form and attach supporting financial documents.
    • An individual sponsor who is a U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or non-immigrant legally present in the U.S., must submit a completed I-134 Affidavit of Support Form with supporting financial documents.
      Please note that these supporting financial documents will also be required at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate when you apply for your visa.
  2. Apply for admissions.

    You will apply online at this website: .

    During this process, you will:
    • Set up your NUID number. It is important that you retain this NUID number for registration and enrollment. Registration and enrollment will happen in later steps of your admission to NCTA.
    • Submit official secondary school transcripts, which will be verified by NCTA.
    • Verify that your deposit has been paid.
    • Submit your TOEFL or IELTS scores. Students with a TOEFL score of 90 or above, or IELTS score of 6.0 with writing score of 5.5, will not be required to attend an English training program.
  3. After your application is completed and your documents have been certified, you will receive a letter of acceptance.
  4. Set up your interview with the US Consulate to start I-20 paperwork.
  5. You will receive admissions information, including the following:
    • Instructions on MyNCTA
    • Release information (pictures, articles, etc.)
    • NCTA Policies
    • Orientation dates and times
    • WiFi instructions
    • Information on dorm rooms and dining services
    • Room assignments
    • Meal plan information

Campus Visitors

You may  schedule a tour onlineProspective students and any other interested people are invited and encouraged to visit the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Monday through Thursday at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.  Tours during the summer months may vary.  For more information contact Linda Cole, 308-367-5240 or