Admitted Students

Admitted students at the University

Congratulations on being accepted! Learn more about the enrollment process by using the checklists below.

 

Freshman admission 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:

Email: admissions@unr.edu
Local phone: (775) 784-4700, option 1
Toll-free phone: (866) 263-8332

  • Step One: Activate your MyNEVADA 2.0 account

    After you submit an application, you will receive an email from the Office for Prospective Students with information regarding the activation of your MyNevada account. This email will be sent approximately one to three days after your application is received. Please allow for at least five business days for your application to be received, processed and acknowledged.

    At that time, you will receive a 10-digit Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) identification number and an application number from the University. You will need both to complete the MyNevada registration process. Once you receive your application number and NSHE ID, you need to activate your account.

    Remember, your MyNEVADA 2.0 username and password will be different than the username and password you created to submit an application to the University.

    Activate your MyNEVADA 2.0 account

    Create your MyNEVADA 2.0 profile. After clicking on activate account, you'll be prompted to create your MyNEVADA 2.0 profile. Complete the fields on this page and click "Submit."

    Create your MyNEVADA 2.0 password. After creating your profile, you will need to create a MyNEVADA 2.0 password. Again, the password for MyNEVADA 2.0 must be different than the password you used to create your application. The previous password is only valid for submitting your application.

    Need help activating your account? We have a comprehensive MyNEVADA 2.0 help section that includes step-by-step instructions for getting your account established. Use the button below to access information on activating your account.

    MyNEVADA 2.0 HELP with Activating Your Account

  • Step Two: Accept admission to the University

    After your application has been evaluated for admission and you've been accepted, the University will send you 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 your decline admission in MyNEVADA 2.0. In order to accept admissions, you must first activate your MyNEVADA 2.0 user account. 

    Accepting admission to the University

    The first step is to log-in to MyNEVADA 2.0 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."

    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 2.0 will change from "Applicant" to "Student."

    Accept your admission to the University of Nevada, Reno

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

    If you need additional assistance with accepting admission, refer to our MyNEVADA 2.0 help section by using the button below. This section includes a step-by-step guide for logging into MyNEVADA 2.0 and accepting admission.

    MyNEVADA 2.0 Help with Accepting Admission

  • Step Three: Complete your advanced registration

    After you've completed your application, accepted your admission and activated your MyNEVADA 2.0 account, you need to complete your advanced registration. Advanced registration includes paying your 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 $250 advanced registration deposit. This deposit is applied towards your tuition and is paid directly in MyNEVADA 2.0 account.

    Log-in to MyNEVADA 2.0 and you will see "Advanced Registration Deposit" under the "What I Owe" section. Navigate to "Make a Payment" and you can pay your advanced registration deposit by credit card or electronic check.

    Pay your advanced registration deposit

    Submit your advanced registration questionnaire. After paying your deposit, you can submit the advanced registration questionnaire. It is a supplemental form that you can access in MyNEVADA 2.0.

    Log-in to MyNEVADA 2.0 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."

    Complete your advanced registration questionnaire

    If you need additional assistance with your advanced registration deposit or questionnaire, refer to our MyNEVADA 2.0 help section by using the button below. This section includes a step-by-step guide for logging into MyNEVADA 2.0 and completing your advanced registration.

    MyNEVADA 2.0 Help with Completing Advanced Registration

  • Step Four: Submit official ACT/SAT scores

    Official test scores from the ACT or SAT are required for admission to the University of Nevada, Reno. In order to be considered for scholarships (if eligible), your scores must be submitted to the University by February 1. Remember, your admission to the University is provisional until we receive and record your test scores. Test scores are required to register for classes and orientation, but can also be updated throughout the year for your course placement.

    Submitting standardized test scores to the University

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

    SAT: 4844
    ACT: 2494

    You can use MyNEVADA 2.0 Applicant Center to verify we've received your test scores. To do so, log-in to MyNEVADA 2.0 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.

    Access your test scores in MyNEVADA 2.0

  • Step Five: Submit your official immunization records

    In order to register for classes, we must receive a copy of your immunization records. You may mail, fax, hand-deliver or email these records to our offices.

    Mail
    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

    Hand-deliver
    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.

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

    Email
    You may email immunization records to mynevada@unr.edu.

    List of required immunizations

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

    The Office of Residential Life & Housing manages the application process for housing. 

    Learn more about applying for housing

    Housing application

  • Step Seven: Register for 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.

    Orientation is managed by the Office of New Student Initiatives.

    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. All incoming freshman, from all academic majors are welcome to attend.

    However, NevadaFIT is mandatory and you will be automatically enrolled if you are majoring in an academic program in one of the following colleges: College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources, College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering and College of Science. All other majors must apply to the program.

    Student information & registration for NevadaFIT

 

Transfer student admission checklist

As an admitted transfer student 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 transfer students team:

Email: kemm@unr.edu
Phone: (775) 784-4700

Transfer to Nevada Homepage

  • Step One: Activate your MyNEVADA 2.0 account

    After you submit an application, you will receive an email from the Office for Prospective Students with information regarding the activation of your MyNevada account. This email will be sent approximately one to two days after your application is received. Please allow for at least five business days for your application to be received, processed and acknowledged.

    At that time, you will receive a 10-digit Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) identification number and an application number from the University. You will need both to complete the MyNevada registration process. Once you receive your application number and NSHE ID, you need to activate your account.

    Remember, your MyNEVADA 2.0 username and password will be different than the username and password you created to submit an application to the University.

    Activate your MyNEVADA 2.0 account

    Create your MyNEVADA 2.0 profile. After clicking on activate account, you'll be prompted to create your MyNEVADA 2.0 profile. Complete the fields on this page and click "Submit."

    Create your MyNEVADA 2.0 password. After creating your profile, you will need to create a MyNEVADA 2.0 password. Again, the password for MyNEVADA 2.0 must be different than the password you used to create your application. The previous password is only valid for submitting your application.

    Need help activating your account? We have a comprehensive MyNEVADA 2.0 help section that includes step-by-step instructions for getting your account established. Use the button below to access information on activating your account.

    MyNEVADA 2.0 HELP with Activating Your Account

  • Step Two: Accept admission to the University

    After your application has been evaluated for admission and you've been accepted, the University will send you 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 your decline admission in MyNEVADA 2.0. In order to accept admissions, you must first activate your MyNEVADA 2.0 user account. 

    Accepting admission to the University

    The first step is to log-in to MyNEVADA 2.0 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."

    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 2.0 will change from "Applicant" to "Student."

    Accept your admission to the University of Nevada, Reno

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

    If you need additional assistance with accepting admission, refer to our MyNEVADA 2.0 help section by using the button below. This section includes a step-by-step guide for logging into MyNEVADA 2.0 and accepting admission.

    MyNEVADA 2.0 Help with Accepting Admission

  • Step Three: Meet with an academic advisor

    As a transfer student, it is important you consult with an advisor to discuss your academic goals, review your course articulation, develop an academic plan and request core course substitutions (if necessary).

    You can use MyNEVADA 2.0 to review your transfer credit report. Remember, you must first activate your MyNEVADA 2.0 user account prior to accessing your credit report.

    Meet with an academic advisor

    Meet with a transfer admission specialist

  • Step Four: Submit official college transcripts

    Official transcripts from any college you've previously attended are required to be sent to the University. You may mail them or hand-deliver them to the University.

    Mail
    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

    Hand-deliver
    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.

  • Step Five: Submit your official immunization records

    In order to register for classes, we must receive a copy of your immunization records. You may mail, fax, hand-deliver or email these records to our offices.

    Mail
    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

    Hand-deliver
    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.

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

    Email
    You may email immunization records to mynevada@unr.edu.

    List of required immunizations

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

    The Office of Residential Life & Housing manages the application process for housing. 

    Learn more about applying for housing

    Housing application

  • Step Seven: Register for 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.

    Orientation is managed by the Office of New Student Initiatives.

    Learn about and register for orientation

 

International student admission checklist

As an admitted international student 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 transfer students team:

Email: oiss@unr.ed
Phone: (775) 784-6874

Office of International Students & Scholars Homepage

  • Step One: Submit documents for I-20 or DS-2019

    A F-I20 form is required to apply for an F-1 Visa, while a DS-2019 form is required to apply for a J-1 Visa. The Office of International Students & Scholars will provide you with either form to present to the Consular Officer when you attend your Visa interview.

    Learn more about Form I-20 and Form DS-2019

  • Step Two: Secure your Visa

    As an international student, an approved Visa is required to attend the University of Nevada, Reno. It is important to remember that if you are coming to the University on a J-1 or F-1 Visa, you cannot enter the country more than 30 days prior to the start date of your program.

    Learn about securing a Visa

    Find a U.S. consular post

  • Step Three: Activate your MyNEVADA 2.0 account

    After you submit an application, you will receive an email from the University with information regarding the activation of your MyNevada account. This email will be sent approximately one to two days after your application is received. Please allow for at least five business days for your application to be received, processed and acknowledged.

    At that time, you will receive a 10-digit Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) identification number and an application number from the University. You will need both to complete the MyNevada registration process. Once you receive your application number and NSHE ID, you need to activate your account.

    Remember, your MyNEVADA 2.0 username and password will be different than the username and password you created to submit an application to the University.

    Activate your MyNEVADA 2.0 account

    Create your MyNEVADA 2.0 profile. After clicking on activate account, you'll be prompted to create your MyNEVADA 2.0 profile. Complete the fields on this page and click "Submit."

    Create your MyNEVADA 2.0 password. After creating your profile, you will need to create a MyNEVADA 2.0 password. Again, the password for MyNEVADA 2.0 must be different than the password you used to create your application. The previous password is only valid for submitting your application.

    Need help activating your account? We have a comprehensive MyNEVADA 2.0 help section that includes step-by-step instructions for getting your account established. Use the button below to access information on activating your account.

    MyNEVADA 2.0 HELP with Activating Your Account

  • Step Four: Accept admission to the University

    After your application has been evaluated for admission and you've been accepted, the University will send you 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 your decline admission in MyNEVADA 2.0. In order to accept admissions, you must first activate your MyNEVADA 2.0 user account. 

    Accepting admission to the University

    The first step is to log-in to MyNEVADA 2.0 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."

    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 2.0 will change from "Applicant" to "Student."

    Accept your admission to the University of Nevada, Reno

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

    If you need additional assistance with accepting admission, refer to our MyNEVADA 2.0 help section by using the button below. This section includes a step-by-step guide for logging into MyNEVADA 2.0 and accepting admission.

    MyNEVADA 2.0 Help with Accepting Admission

  • Step 5: Submit immunization records & complete physical evaluation form

    In order to register for classes, you must have up-to-date immunizations and you must submit a copy of your immunization records and an Immunization & Physical Evaluation Clearance form to the Office of International Students & Scholars.

    NOTE: It is recommended you complete your immunization requirements prior to studying in the United States. If you do not have your immunizations, you will not be eligible to register for classes at the University.

    Immunization information & forms

  • Step Six: Complete mandatory pre-enrollment training

    All international students must register for mandatory pre-enrollment training through the Office of International Students & Scholars. Training varies based on your Visa type: F-1 and J-1. You can learn more on our mandatory pre-enrollment training page.

    F-1 pre-enrollment training

    J-1 pre-enrollment training

  • Step Seven: Complete English bridge test

    International students are required to successfully pass an Bridge English Placement Test at the Intensive English Language Center to determine if English as a second language course is needed during your first semester at the University. If you do not complete the test, a hold may be placed on your student account. 

    Test waivers are available, if you meet specific eligibility requirements.

    Intensive English Language Center at the University

  • Step Eight: Complete your academic advising form

    Prior to registering for classes, you must complete and submit an academic advising form to the Office of International Students & Scholars. This form has a recommended course schedule that is completed by your academic advisor. Once the form is completed, you can email it to oiss@unr.edu.

    Access your advising form

    Contact an undergraduate advisor

    Contact a graduate advisor

  • Step Nine: Complete your advanced registration

    After you've completed your application, accepted your admission and activated your MyNEVADA 2.0 account, you need to complete your advanced registration. Advanced registration includes paying your 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 $250 advanced registration deposit. This deposit is applied towards your tuition and is paid directly in MyNEVADA 2.0 account.

    Log-in to MyNEVADA 2.0 and you will see "Advanced Registration Deposit" under the "What I Owe" section. Navigate to "Make a Payment" and you can pay your advanced registration deposit by credit card or electronic check.

    Pay your advanced registration deposit

    Submit your advanced registration questionnaire. After paying your deposit, you can submit the advanced registration questionnaire. It is a supplemental form that you can access in MyNEVADA 2.0.

    Log-in to MyNEVADA 2.0 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."

    Complete your advanced registration questionnaire

    If you need additional assistance with your advanced registration deposit or questionnaire, refer to our MyNEVADA 2.0 help section by using the button below. This section includes a step-by-step guide for logging into MyNEVADA 2.0 and completing your advanced registration.

    MyNEVADA 2.0 Help with Completing Advanced Registration