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Applications must be completed online. You may pay by credit card or electronic check.

Applying is easy

The University of Nevada, Reno aspires to make higher education available to anyone with the ambition to seek a university degree. This means you will find all types of students: National Merit Scholars, transfer students, nontraditional students and international students, too.

To that end, the University requires that students complete a set of required courses, ideally with a minimum grade point average (GPA):

If a first-time new student does not meet the GPA requirement, they may use an SAT Critical Reading and Math combined score of 1040 or an ACT composite score of 22 in place of the GPA requirement. Test scores are required for admission.

If a first-time freshman does not meet the Academic GPA requirement, students who graduate with an Advanced Diploma from a Nevada High School will be granted admission to the University. Submit your final official high school transcript to support your application for admission.

Completing your admission to the University will also require other documents such as standardized test scores (for placement purposes) and immunization records.


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What kind of student do you want to be?

The first step is to determine your student type. The majority of students applying are those students seeking a bachelor's degree (called undergraduate students). But there are also more specific undergraduate student types like transfer students, international students and honors students. See information by student type >>

Once you know your student type, you can choose the proper application to submit.

High School Transcripts

Arrange for your high school to send an official high school transcript directly to:

University of Nevada, Reno / MS 0120
Admissions & Records
Reno, NV 89557-0120

Washoe County School District students may request official transcripts from Docufide.

College Transcripts

An official transcript from every college you have attended must be submitted to:

University of Nevada, Reno / MS 0120
Admissions & Records
Reno, NV 89557-0120

Test Scores

Submit ACT or SAT I test scores to support your application for admission. Scores will be used to determine placement in English and mathematics classes. Test scores are required for admission.

Admissions Deadlines:

First Year Applicants for Fall (undergraduate):

  • Scholarship Deadline: February 1
  • Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Deadline: February 1
  • Application Deadline: April 7
  • Nevada Advantage Deadline: April 7
  • Accept Admission Deadline: June 15

First Year Applicants for Spring:

  • Application Deadline: December 15
  • Accept Admission Deadline: January 10

Transfer/Second Bachelors Applicants:

  • Fall Scholarship Deadline: February 1
  • Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Transfer Deadline: July 1
  • Application Deadline: July 1
  • Accept Admission Deadline: July 15

Transfer/Second Bachelors Applicants Spring

  • Application Deadline: December 15
  • Accept Admission Deadline: January 10

Non Degree/Graduate Special Applicants:

  • Fall Application Deadline: Second Friday before school starts
  • Spring Application Deadline: Second Friday before school starts

Graduate Students

Visit the Graduate School website for program deadlines.


After Applying

Check the status of your application at MyNEVADA.

MyNEVADA is important!

You will use MyNEVADA from the moment you submit your Admission Application until you graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno. Activate your MyNEVADA Account at my.nevada.unr.edu.

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