Transfer student admission requirements

Each year, we welcome applications from a diverse mix of students from across the world. The University of Nevada, Reno is a place where you can challenge yourself academically and prepare for your professional career path.

Are you a transfer student?

  • If you attend or previously attended an institution of higher education, then you may apply as a transfer student.
  • If you already graduated high school and only completed college coursework prior to high school graduation, apply as a freshman.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission, you must satisify the following requirements.

  • Minimum of 24 transferable semester college credits. While there is no limit to the number of credits that may transfer, at least half of the total number of credits required for a bachelor's degree must be earned at an accredited four-year institution. Thirty upper-division credits must be earned in residence at the University of Nevada, Reno.
  • 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA). You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA in all transferable coursework.

Admission deadlines

Review application deadlines for Fall and Spring admission cycles.

Transferring credits

Review which types of courses and credits are transferable to the University, including military credit.

How to apply

Are you ready to apply? Learn about the steps to take to create and submit an online application to the University.