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Admissions

We'll run through a checklist of items you'll need to complete

in order to apply at the University. Let's get started!

Are you ready?

By now you've realized what an amazing experience the University of Nevada, Reno can offer you. The next step is applying. Below you'll find information about requirements, deadlines and the application process so you can get on your way to joining the Wolf Pack.

At a Glance: Admission Requirements

New freshmen

3.0 Academic GPA*

*Students must have a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) in a specific set of academic core courses. If students do not meet this requirement, they may use ACT or SAT test scores in place of the GPA requirement.

Freshman Requirements

Transfer Students

2.5 GPA, 24 Credits*

*Transferable credits must be earned at a regionally accredited institution.

Transfer Requirements

Freshmen from Western States

(Western Undergraduate Exchange)

*The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a tuition discounting program for students from participating states.

WUE Requirements

How To Apply

Fear not! Applying for admission to the University is a straightforward process. But why stop there? Right after you apply to the university, you can apply for financial aid, scholarships, and a room with a gorgeous view in one of our residence halls. You can also get a head start by scheduling placement tests or registering for Freshman Start.

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Admission Resources

Investing in your education carries with it some important financial decisions. Browse our Financial Aid website for answers to your questions or look for information about the Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE).

Financial Aid Website WUE tuition and fee Details
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Freshmen are placed into English and math classes based on ACT and SAT scores. Students may also take placement tests to fulfill requirements.

Class Placement

First Year English, Math and Chemistry Placement

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The University grants college credit for certain Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) test scores.

AP-IB Tests

AP and IB Tests

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If you have already been admitted to the University, it’s time to accept admission, learn about advanced registration and sign up for orientation.

Advanced Registration and Sign Up

Already Admitted

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To meet admission standards, students should start planning their high school coursework in advance to ensure all requirements are met.

Plan For College

Planning for College

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An “Academic GPA” is what's used when considering admission. It only counts grades from English, math, natural science and social science classes.

GPA Calculator

GPA Calculator

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The University participates in the College Portrait program, which allows students to compare different universities to one another.

College Portrait Program

College Portrait

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