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Transfer credits

If you are unsure about the number of transferable credits that you may have, you should submit official college transcripts with course descriptions and course outlines (syllabi) for the purpose of course evaluations.

High School Admits

If you have not yet graduated from high school at the time of applying to the University, you will need to submit at least 6th semester transcripts before the file can be evaluated for admission. The final transcripts and diploma need to be submitted as soon as they become available.

Required: Minimum academic GPA of 3.0; 3 years each of Language, Mathematics, Natural Science, and Social Science.

Applications are accepted throughout the year and students are encouraged to contact OISS admissions staff at with questions regarding the application process.

To apply to the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), international undergraduate students need to submit the following:

  • International Student Application with $95.00 non-refundable application fee. The fee can be paid by check, international postal order, money order, or cashier's check payable to the "Board of Regents." To pay by credit card, students should complete the application fee section on the application or apply on-line. You can also download a printable application.
  • Official high school transcripts showing dates of enrollment, subjects taken in the last three years, grades received, graduation date and/or certificate of graduation and official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended. Transcripts must be sent directly from the institutions attended to the University of Nevada, Reno.

    University of Nevada, Reno
    Office of International Students and Scholars
    Mail Stop 0074
    Reno, Nevada 89557
  • Verification of having met the English requirement through one of the following options:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 61 (iBT-Internet-Based Test) or 500 (Paper-Based Test). Please indicate 'Institution Code 4844' and 'Undergraduate 00' to Educational Testing Service (ETS) to ensure that the scores are sent directly to UNR.
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS - must be academic version) with an equivalency score of 6.
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic with an equivalency score of 57.
    • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of 510 or higher on the Critical Reading (formerly Verbal) section.
    • American College Testing (ACT) score of 21 or higher on English section.
    • Completion of English 101 or equivalent from another U.S. higher education institution.
    • Receive recommendation for academic study from the Intensive English Language Center (IELC) at UNR.

      EXEMPTION: Please note that students coming from the following English-speaking countries are exempt from the English language testing requirements: Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, British Guyana, Canada (except for Quebec), Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St. Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago, and United Kingdom.
  • Financial documents: Financial Data Form accompanied by a bank statement showing a minimum of $34,300 for Fall 2017/Spring 2018 semesters. Financial documents must be dated within the previous 12 months of application submission and may come from any dependable source, including scholarships, personal funds, or funds from the student's family. Financial documentation should be on bank letterhead.
  • Copy of passport biographical page, previous school(s) I-20(s) or DS-2019(s), visa(s), and I-94 card.
  • If you are transferring to UNR from another school within the U.S., please submit documents listed on the International Transfer Student Checklist.
  • Authorization to Release Information: If you are working with an agent or wish to give permission to another person to receive information about your application status, you need to complete and sign the Authorization to Release Information Form and return it to OISS.

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