Guided Pathways

Guided Pathways are curated lists of course-by-course equivalencies between a community college and UNK. Guided Pathways allow students that are completing community college coursework to understand how their coursework may apply directly towards their bachelor’s degree of interest. By utilizing a Guided Pathway, students can maximize their enrollment at a community college and reduce their time to obtaining a bachelor’s degree at UNK.

As these Guided Pathways utilize agreed-upon mechanisms, including but not limited to academic catalogs and the Transfer Evaluation System’s (TES) record of equivalencies, and do not deviate from agreed-upon program requirements, there is no expectation that a formal agreement or memorandum of understanding is necessary. The University of Nebraska Kearney and Community College’s partnership ensures the course equivalencies in the guided pathway are accurate through an annual review process.

Students admitted to UNK with an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree from a regionally accredited institution will have fulfilled UNK's General Studies program requirements. However, such students must still complete any General Studies required by their program of study, and these guided pathways include those courses.


A student may declare any major upon admission to UNK. If a student changes their major at any time, their progress to degree completion may be impacted. UNK accepts transfer credit earned with a C grade or better. Also, UNK will take a maximum of 66 credit hours from all 2-year institutions combined.

Find Your Pathway

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