Returning Students

Welcome back to the University!

We're excited that you're considering finishing your academic program with us. Learn more about how to apply for admission as a returning student below.

Returning student overview

If you are a student who has previously attended the University of Nevada, Reno but have had a lapse in enrollment, you must complete the Returning Student Re-Activation form to be considered for admission. A lapse in enrollment occurs when a student has not enrolled for and/or attended classes for one semester (not including summer session) or more.

Re-Activation is not guaranteed. The Office of Admissions & Records may request additional documentation in order to make an admissions decision. You will be admitted to the last program of study on file. If you want to change programs, you will need to complete a Change of Major Form.

Return from dismissal. If you were previously dismissed from the University you must submit a Release from University Dismissal form before you submit this application. This also applies if you were on academic probation the last two regular semesters of attendance. If your release request is approved please submit this form and it will be processed.

Returning student application fee. Returning students will be charged a non-refundable returning student application fee of $60.00. This fee will be included in your semester bill with the remainder of your tuition and fees which will be due the Friday before the semester begins. This fee is eligible to be covered by financial aid if you apply and are qualified. This fee is mandatory even if you decide not to enroll for the semester in which you have reapplied.

Returning student admissions process

If you have never attended a class at the University, or that have graduated from the University, may not use this form. Instead, you must complete our traditional application for admission for undergraduates or graduate students.

Immunization records. State law requires that all students submit documentation of immunizations for 2 doses of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)within a lifetime, the first must have been administered on or after your first birthday, and 1 dose of tetanus (DT)  within the last 10 years.

Other university/college attendance. If you have attended another institution, you will need to submit an official transcript to the Office of Admissions and Records:

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

If you're ready to apply as a returning student, use the form below to submit your application.

Returning student re-activation application