Admitted new freshman checklist


As an admitted freshman at the University of Nevada, Reno, follow the steps below to be guided through the admission process. Make sure you keep track of all admission materials and deadlines for enrollment. If you have any questions, contact our admissions team:

Local phone: (775) 784-4700, option 1
Toll-free phone: (866) 263-8332

What to do after you are admitted as a new freshman

  • Step One: Activate your MyNEVADA account
    • Activate your MyNEVADA account. Your MyNEVADA username and password will be different than the username and password you created to submit an application to the University.
    • Create your MyNEVADA profile. After clicking on activate account, you'll be prompted to create your MyNEVADA profile. Complete the fields on this page and click "Submit."
    • Create your MyNEVADA password. After creating your profile, you will need to create a MyNEVADA password.

    Activate your MyNEVADA account

    Need assistance? We have an online help section for MyNEVADA users.

  • Step Two: Accept admission to the University

    After your application has been evaluated for admission and you've been accepted, you will receive an admission packet with a letter informing you of your acceptance. Your next step is to accept or decline your admission offer to the University of Nevada, Reno.

    Accepting admission to the University is a non-binding decision.

    You may accept or decline admission in MyNEVADA. In order to accept admissions, you must first activate your MyNEVADA user account.

    Accepting admission to the University

    Log-into MyNEVADA. The first step is to log-in to MyNEVADA using your NSHE ID and password. Once you log-in, you will see your submitted application along with a link to "Accept or Decline." After clicking on the link, you will be prompted to select "I Accept Admission" or "I Decline Admission."

    Accept or decline admission. Confirm your decision by clicking on the appropriate button. Finally, select "Confirm Admission" to complete the process. Your account will update overnight and your status in MyNEVADA will change from "Applicant" to "Student." 

    What happens if you decline admission?

    If you choose to decline admission, all of your associated applications (e.g., scholarships, housing applications) will also be canceled. This action cannot be reversed.

  • Step Three: Complete your advanced registration

    After you've completed your application, activated your MyNEVADA account and accepted your admission, you need to complete your Advanced Registration. Advanced Registration includes paying your fully refundable deposit and completing a questionnaire.

    Advanced Registration deposit

    In order to register for classes, receive a class schedule before current University students and attend summer orientation, you must pay your fully refundable $125 deposit. This deposit is applied towards your tuition and is paid directly in MyNEVADA.

    Log-in to MyNEVADA and you will see "Advanced Registration Deposit" under the "What I Owe" section. Navigate to "Make a Payment" and you can pay your deposit by credit card or electronic check.

    Advanced Registration Deposit deferrals may be available. Email with “Advanced Registration Deposit Deferral” on the subject line to make a request .

    Submit your Advanced Registration questionnaire

    After paying your deposit, you can submit the questionnaire. The questionnaire may be found in the Supplemental Forms section in your MyNEVADA account.

    Log-in to MyNEVADA using your NSHE ID and password. You will see a list of forms available to you, including the "Advanced Registration Questionnaire." Click on the link for the form, answer all of the questions and then click "Submit."

    Advanced Registration is not complete until both the Deposit is paid (or deferred, if applicable) and the questionnaire is submitted.

  • Step Four: Submit your official immunization records

    In order to register for classes, we must receive a copy of your immunization records. All immunizations must be on file for course placement.

    You may mail, fax, hand-deliver or email these records to our offices.

    If you'd like to mail records, you can send them to the following address: 

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

    You may also hand-deliver immunization records to the Office of Admissions and Records, located in the Fitzgerald Student Services building on the second floor.

    You may fax immunization records to (775) 784-4283.

    You may email immunization records to

    Immunization requirements

  • Step Five: Submit official ACT/SAT scores

    Standardized test scores are optional at the University of Nevada, Reno. If submitted, the SAT or ACT may be used for initial placement into chemistry, English and math classes. Students have the option of taking placement tests.

    More information about class placement.

    Submitting standardized test scores to the University

    You may have your test scores sent directly to the University by the testing agencies to be considered official. Use the following school codes to ensure your scores are sent properly.

    SAT: 4844
    ACT: 2494

    You can use MyNEVADA Applicant Center to verify we've received your test scores. To do so, log-in to MyNEVADA with your NSHE ID and password. Navigate to the "Academics" section and look to the drop-down menu. Select "Test Scores" in the menu. Here you will see all of the test scores we've received to-date. If you took a specific test more than once, you will see each test's score.

  • Step Six: Apply for housing (optional)

    Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and a wait-list begins when applications exceed available space. If you plan on living in on-campus, it is important you apply for housing as early as possible.

    Priority deadline is February 1.

    Remember, the housing application is separate from the admission application.

    WUE freshmen are required to live on-campus their first year.

    Learn more about applying for housing.

  • Step Seven: Register for New Student Orientation

    The New Student Orientation program is designed to prepare you for the transition to the University of Nevada, Reno. You have an opportunity to meet fellow classmates, meet with academic representatives to discuss your schedule, learn about student resources and more. Orientation sessions are offered twice per year — in the summer for students starting in the fall term and in January for students starting in the spring term.

    Summer Orientation sign-ups typically begin in March. Students admitted for spring semester will receive more information about a month before the event.

    Learn about and register for orientation

  • Step Eight: Prepare for NevadaFIT

    NevadaFIT is a one-credit academic program that is held one week prior to the start of school. It is a student success and preparation program that helps you get ready for life at the University and the rigor of college courses.

    Students attend one of ten college-based camps and participate in a collaborative learning experience by pairing with an undergraduate mentor in their selected major and moving into a study group known as a "Pack." These student collectives are enrolled together in one or more courses during the fall semester. Students also meet and engage with faculty, staff and fellow students in their academic major.

    Student information & registration for NevadaFIT