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University of Nevada, Las Vegas - 2016

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General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, welcomes applications from all interested students. All the admission and application requirements are subject to modification by the Nevada Board of Regents and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and are provided as a guideline.

Requirements for Freshman Applicants
If you are a current high school student, or if you have graduated high school but not yet started college, you are considered a freshman student. (If you’ve done college work only while in high school, you will still be considered a freshman student for admission purposes.)

Freshman applicants are admissible with either a 3.0 core GPA (calculated based on English, math, social science, and natural science) from the high school transcript, a 1120 SAT score (critical reading and math sections only if taken March 2016 or after) and 1040 if taken prior to March 2016), a 22 ACT composite score, or a Nevada Advanced High School Diploma.

Applicants who meet the criteria will be offered admission to the University; if you do not meet the criteria you will be offered delayed admission to UNLV through our joint Guaranteed Transfer Program (GTP) with the College of Southern Nevada (CSN). This program allows students denied to the University the opportunity to attend CSN, complete an Associate Degree, and enroll at UNLV without submitting another application. For more information, contact our Office of Admissions at 702-774-UNLV (8658).

There is some additional documentation required for international students, although the general process is the same.

Please note: The above requirements are for general admission to UNLV; some majors may have additional requirements for full admission into a program of study.

Please refer to our website ( for the most up-to-date requirements for Freshman, Transfer, Returning, International Applicants, Non-Traditional Students and Non-Degree seeking students.

Graduate student requirements can be found at
While each graduate program has unique admissions standards, the Graduate College has set minimum standards for admission. All advanced degree and certificate program applicants must meet these eligibility requirements to be considered for admission.

Bachelor’s Degree " You must hold a four-year baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution or an approved equivalent.
Grade Point Average " You must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.00=A) for the bachelor’s degree or a minimum 3.00 (4.00=A) for the last two years (60 semester hours).
Additional Factors " Factors that may also be considered by the academic department to which you are applying include test scores (like the GRE or GMAT), the type of course work completed during undergraduate studies, letters of recommendation, and any other supporting documents you may be asked to submit for your application.
Transcripts " All applicants are required to submit a transcript from each postsecondary institution attended, showing all degrees and coursework, the dates awarded, and grades received. If the institution is outside the U.S. a foreign credential evaluation may be required.

Credentials not in English must be accompanied by an English translation certified as true by a university official, an official representative of a United States embassy or consulate, the United States Information Service, the United States Education Foundation, or an approved professional translating service. Notarized copies of originals or translations are not considered official.

Please note that the aforementioned requirements are the minimum requirements set by The Graduate College. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission decisions are based on applicants meeting the minimum Graduate College requirements and a more extensive departmental review, using a combination of factors, including academic degrees and records, the statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, test scores, and relevant work experience.

Please review the Graduate Catalog to learn more.
Students requiring an F-1 visa to study in the United States, please visit Graduate International Admissions.

Information on specific Admission requirements can be found in the UNLV Catalog at for Undergraduate Studies and for Graduate Studies.


The UNLV Undergraduate and Graduate catalogs are located at and serve as a central location for information regarding specific policies, departments, and course descriptions.