Undergraduate: Regular students who register for at least 12 credits in a given semester are defined as full-time. Those students registering for 11 credits or less are defined as part-time.
Each college has it own academic advisor, please refer to your college’s website for contact information or visit Academic Central Advising Center.
Contact your Academic Advisor.
Go to AP-IP Tests for a chart that shows Course Equivalents for AP/IB Tests.
Contact your Academic Advisor/ College.
You can take a placement test to test into a higher math or English course or take a Credit by exam. Please contact the appropriate department:
Contact the Foreign Language Department, (775) 784-6055.
A dual major is earned if a student wishes to major in two programs leading to the same degree name--for example, both majors leading to a bachelor of science degree. A student cannot have a dual major within a named degree such as Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Students who earn a dual major with at least one major under the College of Science are required to fulfill all of the college's general requirements for a bachelor's degree.
Each department offering an approved major, or any university interdisciplinary committee or board, may propose a minor for official program approval. A minor program requires students to complete at least 18 credits, including nine or more credits in upper-division courses.
Students may complete a second major after graduation from the university provided all the requirements mentioned above are met. The second major will be posted on the student's transcript upon receipt of confirmation of completion of major requirements from the student's advisor, department chair, and dean.
Summer Session credit is designated as semester credit and is equivalent to any given course taken in any other semester. To ensure quality and to comply with accreditation standards, maximum credit loads are set for summer terms. These are:
Wintermester credit is designated as semester credit and is equivalent to any given course taken in any other semester. To ensure quality and to comply with accreditation standards, a maximum credit load of four credits is set for Wintermester. It is suggested you not rely on Wintermester to fulfill a prerequisite for a spring course. Also, please note these courses do not satisfy fall credit.
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Students may repeat a maximum of 15 lower-division credits (100-200 level) to replace original University of Nevada, Reno grades. The course(s) must be repeated and completed at the University within the next two regular semesters in which the student is enrolled. If the course is not offered within the next two regular semesters, the student must take the course the next time it is offered. The most recent grade earned in the course will be used in the grade-point calculation. Students who wish to utilize the grade replacement policy must file an application in the Office of Admissions and Records. Students may not apply for grade replacement for courses in which they received a sanction for academic dishonesty.
Undergraduate students are placed on academic probation when a student's cumulative University of Nevada GPA is below 2.0.
Students who are placed on Academic Probation will receive a letter notifying them of their academic status. Admissions and Records will place a registration/advisement hold on each probationary student's record.
Release from University Probation: Undergraduate students are removed from Probation when their University of Nevada cumulative GPA rises above 2.0.
Program Probation: A school or college may place a student on Probation whenever satisfactory progress toward degree objectives is not maintained. The credit load of a student on Probation is determined in consultation with the assigned advisor and, when necessary, the dean of the appropriate school or college.
Release from Program Probation: The school or college defines release from program probation.
This policy applies only to coursework attempted at the University of Nevada, Reno. Under certain circumstances, undergraduate students may petition the registrar for academic renewal. If the petition qualifies, students may have a maximum of two consecutive semesters of course work disregarded in all calculations regarding academic standing, grade-point average and graduation eligibility. If summer work is to be included in the disregarded course work, then a five-week summer term shall count as one-half semester.
The graduation process is changing.
You'll be able to see that your application went through on your Academic Report in MyNEVADA.
Yes. To walk in May you'll need to have no more than 12 credits left to complete and you'll also need to fill out an "Intent to Participate in Commencement" form, available on the Academic Central forms page.
If you don't know your declared major, you can find out in MyNEVADA under "My Academics."
The transcript request can be tracked through the National Clearinghouse using the order number emailed to you verifying the request has be received.
All students are defaulted to Out of State status until proven otherwise; one example is a final transcript from a Nevada high school showing a graduation date. For detailed information regarding Residency or how to gain Nevada Residency please visit our residency section.
You can manage your personal information through MyNEVADA . First, login to MyNEVADA and click on Student Center. Under Personal Information there is a Demographic Data link. Click on the link and it will allow you to change your preferred name and update your address phone number and email address.
You can check the status of your application by logging into MyNEVADA , clicking on the Student Center and scrolling to the bottom of the page where it says Admissions. Click on the view status link and it tells you were we are in the process. If something is missing, it shows as incomplete and lists out what is needed from you.
Fill out a Change of Major form, have the department approve and sign it before bringing it to Admissions and Records to be entered.
Contact Admissions and Records to verify that the action has been completed, if it has been Admissions and Records can resolve this issue.
If you are a current student you can verify your enrollment through the self service system. Verification of Enrollment for the upcoming semester is available the week prior to the first day of class. Verification can be granted prior to this date at Admissions and Records if half the tuition has been paid. If you are an incoming freshman and need a verification of enrollment for scholarships print out your schedule from MyNEVADA.
Students who withdraw from the university after the eighth week of classes, and who are passing all of their classes, receive grades of "W" on their transcripts. Students who withdraw after the eighth week, and who are not passing all of their classes, receive grades of "F."
Students may drop courses via MyNEVADA during the first eight weeks of the semester. If a course is dropped between the sixth day of classes and the end of the eighth week of classes, a grade of "W" appears on a student's transcript.
Registration will be canceled for nonpayment of fees.
Under extenuating circumstances, including illness, accident or similar medical emergency or other hardship, students have the option of either requesting an incomplete grade in one or more courses, or withdrawing from the university. In both cases, students must follow the rules listed in sections of the catalog regarding these policies.
Log in to MyNEVADA to check your grades.
Go to the transcripts page on Academic Central and follow the prompts. Please allow 5-7 business days for the transcript to be sent. For and expedited transcript fill out the form and bring it to the Cashiers office for processing.
If the class is full keep checking it in MyNEVADA for a space to open up. If MyNEVADA is saying you don't meet the pre-requisites for the course and you have not taken the pre-requisite class please contact the department offering the class if you have been told to take the class by an advisor. If you have taken the pre-requisite and have received credit please contact Admissions and Records for further assistance.
In the Student Center section of MyNEVADA there is a To-Do List section on the right hand side which shows any documents or actions needed from the student. By clicking on details under the checklist item a description of the action or document will instruct the user on what to do.
In the Student Center section of MyNEVADA there is a To-Do List section on the right hand side. The missing immunization will show up here. Instructions are found by clicking on the details link below the checklist item.
Go to the MyNEVADA login page. Below the login section is a login help section. If you are an applicant pick the option you need, either you forgot your NSHE Id or need to reset your password. If you are still experiencing problems contact the Help Desk. If you are a current student use the Forgot My NetID Password link to reset your password. If you don't remember your NetID contact the Help Desk for assistance at 682-5000.
In the Student Center section of MyNEVADA there is a To-Do List section on the right hand side. The hold will show up here. Instructions for taking care of the hold are found by clicking on the details link below the checklist item.
Students should review the Diversity section in the program description for their major before selecting a Diversity course. Students should consult with college or program advisors before enrolling in Core courses.
Contact the Transfer Center at (775) 784-4700 ext. 3 to make sure that the credits will transfer.
After admission to and matriculation at the University of Nevada, Reno, only Core Humanities courses taken here or at another NSHE institution will satisfy the requirement. For further questions please contact the Transfer Center at (775) 784-4700 ext. 3
The University offers a limited number of courses online. To review your options, please refer to the Schedule of Classes.