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New Freshman

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Start Your Career Off Right!

Accept your Admission:

Once you have decided to attend the University of Nevada, Reno log into MyNEVADA and accept your admission.

Advanced Registration:

All new freshmen at the University are required to pay an Advanced Registration deposit of $250.00 and are placed into their first semester classes by an academic advisor. This applies toward the total fee bill for fall.

Students participating in Advanced Registration will have the opportunity to meet with an advisor during summer orientation and will be able to adjust their schedules at that time.

Prior to registration, students MUST have submitted:

  • Required immunizations: two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) taken on or after 12 months of age and one dose of tetanus/diphtheria (TD) taken in the last 10 years.
  • ACT or SAT I scores: Test scores are used to determine the correct placement into English and math classes. Students without test scores will not be enrolled.

Consider NevadaFIT

NevadaFIT: Bootcamps for Academic Success

Short for Freshman Intensive Transition, NevadaFIT is a five-day academic program designed to increase success for incoming college freshmen.

The program offers a glimpse into the University's rigorous academic expectations and college life prior to the start of the semester.


Visit Campus

If you have not already visited campus, or want to come back you can set up a time to visit. Call us at (775) 784-4700 option 1 or 1-866-2NEVADA (1-(866) 263-8232), or email

Submit Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Visit Federal Student Aid website (FAFSA) to complete your FAFSA. Submit your FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1st.

Apply for Housing

Unsure of which residence hall is best for you? If you are interested in living on campus you can find out more at Reslife and fill out your application online.

Submit All Required Documents

Final High School Transcript: (includes your final grades and lists the date of your graduation) should be sent to the University by August 1st. Immunizations: Two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) taken on or after 12 months of age and one dose of tetanus /diphtheria (TD) taken in the last 10 years.


View your class schedule details, financial aid, academic planner, transfer credit, and much more on MyNEVADA.

Register for Orientation

Our orientation program is the time to explore the University of Nevada, Reno campus and meet the students that will make up your class as you all embark on the latest passage of your life. Register online: New Student Orientation.

Notify other Colleges and Universities

After you make your decision let the other colleges and universities know that you are attending the University of Nevada, Reno.

Parking and Transportation Services

Freshmen may bring a car to campus, but you must have a parking permit. Purchase your permit early as Parking Services sells out of permits before the semester begins.

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