Student Resources

Welcome Online Students!

Rich Little leads a tour of an organic wheat plot in Mead, Neb.

Online and distance students are the reason for this University of Nebraska–Lincoln Agronomy and Horticulture Distance Education website. At the graduate level, students are expected to initiate communication between faculty advisors, peers, and staff. Since online master's and certificate students can't participate in on-campus activities, our team seeks to provide additional assistance and information for online students.

After Admission

Congratulations, you're Admitted!  Now What?
Distance Education student checklist - Graduate Studies
  1. Claim your ID
  2. Connect with your Department and Advisor
  3. Search for classes in MyRed. Register for Classes via MyRed using Registration Procedures.
  4. Submit official transcripts to Graduate Studies by the end of your first semester
  5. Request N-Card if you want one
  6. Request a email address
  7. Review requirements for student progress
    1. Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
    2. Office of Graduate Studies
  8. Become familiar with the Libraries and Research (see below)
  9. Attend classes in Canvas, Nebraska's primary Learning Management System (virtual classroom); See Canvas Tips.

Additional Useful Links

  1. CASNR Graduate Student website (College of Ag. Sciences & Natural Resources)
  2. International Students
  3. Military & Veterans Success Center (UNL is a military-friendly school)
  4. Office of Online and Distance Education
  • Technology Requirements  - Email, fast-speed Internet, ability to view videos, and a current Internet Browser like Chrome, Firefox or Safari.  Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge internet browsers are not compatible with our learning systems.
  • Tips for Success
  • Why UNL?

Library & Research Resources

UNL Libraries offer a variety of research options for distance students. Visit the library website  to find online scholarly journals and research articles.

UNL Libraries’ e-resources and services, two online research guides are now available:

Agronomy – Subject Guide:
Horticulture Research Guide:

The subject librarian for Agronomy and Horticulture is Leslie Delserone

Writing & Publication Styles

Science Societies of America Publication Style
American Society for Horticultural Science (search website for Style Guide)
Research Writing from Graduate Studies
Writing Center for Online Students

Academic Search other than the Library

Google Scholar
Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary
(PASSeL - Create your own free login and password.)|

Paying for College

UNL Office of Student Accounts Webpage
Scholarship & Financial Aid office 800-742-8800
Nebraska Resident Online Tuition (Focused on Graduate Level)
Undergrad ClassesGraduate TuitionOnline Course FeeTechnology FeeLibrary FeeTotal
Per Credit Hour ($280.00*) $356.50 $35.00 $11.00 $6.25 $408.75
3 Credit Hour ($840.00*) $1096.50 $105.00 $33.00 $18.75 $1,226.25
Grad class
Non-Resident Online Tuition (Focused on Graduate Level)
Undergrad ClassesGraduate TuitionOnline Course FeeTechnology FeeLibrary FeeTotal
Per Credit Hour ($535.00*) $628.50 $35.00 $11.00 $6.25 $680.75
3 Credit Hour (1,605.00*) $1885.50 $105.00 $33.00 $18.75 $2,042.25
Grad class
Note: Students will be charged a $20 registration fee per semester.
(* For informational purposes only and not included in Chart Total.)