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Advising for New Freshmen Students

Fall semester freshmen

For new freshmen planning to enroll at the University for the first time during the Fall semester, 1st semester mandatory advising is provided as part of a 2-day long Summer Orientation session; make sure to register for an orientation session.

Prior to your orientation session, review the CHECKLIST ITEMS - PREPARATION FOR SUCCESSFUL ADVISING items below.

Spring semester freshmen

For new freshmen planning to enroll at the University for the first time during the Spring semester, make sure you complete the following steps:

  1. Accept your admission in MyNEVADA
  2. Review the CHECKLIST ITEMS - PREPARATION FOR SUCCESSFUL ADVISING items below.
  3. Send an e mail to science@unr.edu to request 1st semester mandatory advising and include the following components and information:
    • The SUBJECT line - "1st Semester Academic Advising - STUDENT'S FULL NAME"
    • Salutation (i.e. "Dear" or "Hello") to Christina Cho (Director of Advising) and closing (i.e. "Sincerely", "Regards", or "Thank you")
    • Student's date of birth (month and date) and College of Science major(s)

NOTE: If your e mail does not include all the above mentioned components and information, the advisor may not respond to your request. It may take up to 1-2 business days to receive a response to your e mail request.

CHECKLIST ITEMS - PREPARATION FOR SUCCESSFUL ADVISING

    1. Log into MyNEVADA to confirm that the University's Office for Admissions & Records (A&R) has received and processed the following academic records - contact A&R with any questions at (775) 784 - 4700 or asknevada@unr.edu
      • Check your test score reports (i.e. ACT, SAT, AP, IB etc) - ACT and SAT scores will be used to determine your initial MATH and ENGLISH course placement
      • Check your Transfer Credit: Report to confirm A&R has processed your transcript(s) from another institution and view how your transfer credits were articulated
    2. Check your MATH course placement and ENGLISH course placement for the first semester - initial placement is based on your highest SAT or ACT Math and ACT English or SAT Critical Reading scores in MyNEVADA under test score reports.
    3. Check for items in the To Do List and Holds sections in your MyNEVADA Student Center
    4. Review the College of Science 1st year student's advising syllabus and 1st year student's FAQs documents
    5. Review program requirements and the Recommended Schedule (aka 4 year plan) for your intended major;all majors offered by the College of Science are listed below - all courses identified are hyperlinked to view course descriptions and prerequisite/corequisite information.

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