New freshman admissions requirements
To be admitted to an undergraduate degree program as a regular freshman student, you must be a graduate from an approved or accredited high school (GED certificate may not be used for admission) and satisfy the below requirements:
Required high school courses
Review the list below to learn more about the required high school courses for new freshman applicants to the University of Nevada, Reno.
Required list of high school coursework for new freshman students Subject area Units Description English 4 E.g., composition, rhetoric or literature Mathematics 3 E.g., algebra I or higher Natural science 3 E.g., biology, chemistry & at least two units in a laboratory science Social studies 3 E.g., world history, geography, economics or U.S. history
You must have a 3.0 weighted GPA in the academic core courses in order to be admitted to the University of Nevada, Reno. The academic courses include: English, math, social sciences and natural sciences. A weighted GPA takes into account the extra difficulty of honors, AP or IB classes.
If you are not admissible, you will be offered enrollment to a Nevada NSHE Community College. You will be offered admission to a Nevada university once you have completed a minimum of 24 college transferable semester credits at a NSHE Community College and have a 2.5 GPA in all your coursework.
High school diploma
If you are a student who does not meet our academic GPA requirements, but have graduated with an Advanced Diploma from a Nevada high school, you will be granted admission to the University. You must also meet the 13 core course requirements in English, mathematics, social studies and natural sciences to be considered for admission.
You must submit your final, official high school transcripts to support your application for admission.
Alternate admission option
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