Freshman Checklist for Success

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Class of 2020 Checklist for Success


Participate in Advanced Registration to be enrolled in your Fall 2016 courses 

  1. Accept your admission in MyNevada 
  2. Submit the required immunization records to the Admissions and Records Office BEFORE June 1
  3. Pay the Advanced Registration Deposit BEFORE June 1
  4. Send your standardized test score (ACT/SAT) reports to the Admissions and Records Office BEFORE June 1
  5. Complete and submit the on-line Supplemental Questionnaire in MyNEVADA BEFORE June 15
  6. Your College of Science academic advisor will then enroll you in appropriate courses for Fall 2016 

Mandatory 1st semester academic advising

All new freshmen have an advising hold in MyNEVADA. In order for you to be able to make changes/modifications to your Fall 2016 enrollment using MyNEVADA, you must successfully complete the on-line College of Science mandatory advising process to get the advising hold removed. The on-line advising process will be available starting June 17, 2016 as part of the ACE 110 course in WebCampus.  

The sooner you complete the on-line advising process, the sooner your advising hold is removed and you are able to make modifications to your Fall 2016 enrollment using MyNEVADA. More information and instructions will be sent to you via e mail. Please make sure your e mail address listed in your MyNevada Student Center is current and add @unr.edu to your safe sender list to ensure your receive e mails from the University.

Participation in ScienceFIT (August 21-25, 2016) is REQUIRED

ScienceFIT will be held August 21-25, 2016 on campus and is part of the University's NevadaFIT Bootcamp for Academic Success program. You will be enrolled in ACE 110 (1 credit) for Fall 2016 - there is a course fee of $250. NOTE: If you applied for and receive an on-campus housing assignment, you can move into and reside in your assigned residence hall room for an additional fee (~$123). 

Want to save money and time? Graduate in 4 Years

In order to graduate in 4 years (aka 8 regular semesters) from our academic programs, students must be eligible to enroll in the recommended math course for their major in their 1st semester at the University - you can view the SAT and/or ACT test scores the University has received under Test Scores in MyNEVADA

  • MATH 126 (Pre-Calculus I) - SAT Math score of 500 or higher OR ACT Math score of 22 or higher
    • Geography (BA)
  • MATH 127 (Pre-Calculus II) - SAT Math score of 610 or higher OR ACT Math score of 27 or higher
    • Biology
    • Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
    • Neuroscience
  • MATH 181 (Calculus I) - SAT Math score of 630 or higher OR ACT Math score of 28 or higher
    • Atmospheric Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Geography (BS)
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
    • Geological Engineering
    • Hydrogeology
    • Mathematics (BA and BS)
    • Metallurgical Engineering
    • Mining Engineering
    • Physics

Alternate Math Placement Options:

  1. Accuplacer Math Placement test
  2. Complete a math course during the summer session at the University or at your local university/college