Jun 21, 2024  

Application - Admission-Retention-Program Design



Application Policies

Doane University does not discriminate in education, employment or professional agreements on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status or sexual orientation.  For further information, contact the 504 Compliance Coordinator at 1014 Boswell Avenue, Crete, NE 68333, or call 800-333-6263.  In accordance with Title V, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, students with physical and/or learning disabilities will not be discriminated against on the basis of their disabilities.  Should you require any physical or other assistance in completing the application, assistance is available at the Graduate Studies Office, 303 North 52nd Street, Lincoln, NE 68504, 402-466-4774, upon request.

In accordance with Title V, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, students with physical and/or learning disabilities will not be discriminated against on the basis of their disabilities.  Applicants who wish to request accommodations in the admissions process should contact the Dean of Graduate Studies responsible for the program in which admission is sought at 402- 466-4774.


Access/Services for Students with Disabilities

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides that “no otherwise qualified disabled individual in the United States…shall, solely on the basis of disability, be denied access to, or the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity provided by any institution receiving federal financial assistance.”  This regulation requires that Doane programs are accessible to the disabled, but it does not require that every building or part of a building on campus is accessible.  Some of the architectural barriers at course sites cannot be removed in the immediate future.  Thus, it will be necessary to reschedule classes to accessible buildings or take other steps to open some of our programs to students with mobility impairments.

Students interested in services related to a disability should notify the university of any special circumstances that would affect their ability to compete equally in the university environment.  To assist the university in providing services, qualified professionals upon request must provide documentation of such disabilities.

Students are encouraged to self-identify at any time by initiating the process described above.

To initiate this process, students are encouraged to contact the following office before arriving on campus so their needs can be anticipated, reviewed, and accommodated: Graduate Education Office.

Students wishing to engage in graduate study in the Graduate Program should obtain the appropriate application forms from Graduate Studies in Education; Doane University; 303 N. 52nd; Lincoln, NE 68504.

Students must complete an application to the Graduate Program in order to enroll in any class numbered 600 or over.  Submitting incomplete or false information is grounds for denial or subsequent dismissal.

To complete application a student must submit:

  • A completed application form
  • A check for $30 made payable to Doane University (this application processing fee is not refundable and does not apply toward tuition.)


Policy for Doane University Athletic Department Graduate Assistantship Students

Doane University will make available to the athletic department five graduate tuition waivers to be awarded to employees in the athletic department as determined at the discretion of the athletic director.  No additional graduate tuition waivers will be available until either an employee to whom a graduate tuition waiver has been awarded earns a graduate degree, terminates employment with the university, or until the waiver has been lost or terminated under the terms of this policy.  The intention of this provision is that no more than five graduate tuition waivers will be in use at any given time.

In making the awards, the athletic director will consider a number of factors, but the intent is that the awards will be used either to: 1) attract and retain part-time head coaches for those sports that do not have a full-time head coach; or 2) attract and retain assistants for sports programs that have a full-time head coach so that the head coach has needed support in recruiting students to participate in that program and in coaching the students who are already enrolled and participating in that program.

The award of a graduate tuition waiver is subject to the following terms and conditions:

  1. The recipient of the award must attend graduate courses on a full-time basis (a minimum of 15 hours per calendar year.)
  2. The recipient of the award must be seeking a graduate degree.
  3. The award is available for a maximum of three years.
  4. The recipient of the award must not enroll in more than 3 credit hours per term while the sport is in the primary season.
  5. The recipient of the award must be available during the course of the sports primary season so that the person can attend practices and games on a regular and consistent basis and must schedule graduate school courses so as not to interfere with this obligation.  In some cases, this may mean that the recipient of the award does not attend graduate school during the sport’s primary season.
  6. Benefits are limited in any given calendar year to the amount that is permitted as a tax free employee benefit under IRS rules and regulations (currently $5250 per calendar year).
  7. Tuition paying students shall have priority over the recipient of a tuition waiver in the event that a course is full (the recipient of an award may be bumped from a course by a tuition paying student due to capacity in a given course.)
  8. The athletic director will coordinate with the financial aid office to ensure compliance with these provisions and to ensure proper credit of the graduate tuition waiver to the recipient’s account.
  9. The recipient of the waiver must meet all admissions requirements for the graduate program.
  10. The recipient of the waiver must maintain satisfactory progress towards the graduate degree.

Failure to meet any of these conditions may result in termination of the waiver.