|Contact Information for Office of International Students and Scholars|
Fitzgerald Student Services Building
|Address||1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557-0074
All new international F-1 or J-1 students must attend a check-in meeting (approximately 1 1/2 hours) upon arrival in Reno in order to be cleared for class registration. Please schedule a check-in meeting with an International Student Advisor at the Office of International Students and Scholars located in the Fitzgerald Student Service Building, Room 120 as soon as they arrive at the University. Check-in meetings are offered three times each week. It is necessary to attend a check-in meeting, even if a student is transferring from another U.S. institution or has been in Reno for some time in another visa status. As these meetings offer a great deal of information about registration, health insurance, the city of Reno, etc. International students who will be studying on other types of visas, such as J-2 or H-4, are also welcome to attend the first part of the meeting to receive more information about the University and city at large. Students must bring all immigration documents to these meetings (passport, visa, I-20 or DS-2019 form).
After your OISS check-in meeting, you will be required to comply with the following pre-registration procedures:
Visit the Intensive English Language Center (IELC) to register for the English bridge placement test. All new international students must take the English Bridge Test to determine if English as a Second Language course work is needed during their first semester at the university UNLESS they meet one of the following conditions (be prepared to show evidence of this when you check in at OISS):
The Bridge Test measures skills in academic reading, listening, writing, and speaking. It is scored at the IELC on the day of the test and students are then given a result sheet indicating their scores. Students are automatically enrolled in recommended courses by the IELC. The results of the test will also be forwarded to the student’s advisor. Students take Bridge English classes concurrently with academic classes during their first semester at the University to gain academic English skills. All Bridge classes are graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Please note that these credits may not be used towards graduation, but are counted toward your full time enrollment. Students will be advised of the sign-up location upon arrival at UNR.
After you have completed these steps and have received signatures verifying these steps completion, you will need to submit the Pre-Enrollment Approval Form with all signatures to the Admissions and Records Office in the Fitzgerlad Student Services Building, 2nd Floor to be cleared for registration. After you register, you may go to the Cashier's Office to either obtain a copy of your bill and/or pay your bill.