Apply to the University of Nevada, Reno

Apply today to help us power the next generation of knowledge-building, exploration, innovation and discovery. The first step in your undergraduate, graduate or medical school journey starts now.

Start an undergraduate application

Use our online application portals to register for an account and start an application by your student type.

Continue an application

Log back into our online application portal to complete the required steps and get ready to join the Pack.

Check application status

You can check the status of your application through MyNEVADA. You must activate your MyNEVADA account prior to accessing your application status.

Already admitted?

Learn about the next steps to take after acceptance to the University of Nevada, Reno. Use MyNEVADA to access your student application dashboard, accept or deny admission (if offered), review fees, make payments and more.

Learn more about undergraduate student types

Need more information before applying? Review admission requirements, deadlines and more by your student type.


You are a new freshman if you are applying during your senior year of high school (with or without college coursework); or you have already graduated high school and have no college coursework.


You are a transfer student if you attend or previously attended an institution of higher education and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and at least 24 transferable credits.


You are an international undergraduate student if you are studying at the University of Nevada, Reno on a non-immigrant F-1 or J-1 status. The Office of International Students and Scholars issues you an I-20 (F-1) or DS-2019 (J-1) to enable you to maintain your status at the University.

Returning student

You are a returning student if you previously attended the University of Nevada, Reno but had a lapse in enrollment. A lapse occurs when you have not enrolled for and/or attended classes for one semester (not including summer session) or more.

Second Bachelor's

Students may earn a second bachelor’s degree subsequent to earning the first degree provided all specified requirements are satisfied.

Start a Graduate School application

Use our online application portals to create an account and start your application.

Admissions information

Review are the basic requirements for graduate school admission for domestic, international and graduate special applicants.

How to apply

Review our step-by-step checklist will help you apply to your graduate program quickly and easily.

Graduate Special

You are a Graduate Special student if you have earned a bachelor's degree and wish to take graduate courses without enrolling in a graduate program leading to an advanced degree (e.g., master's or Ph.D.).

Apply to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

UNR Med has specific rules regarding prospective student eligibility. Review these requirements prior to applying.

Non-discrimination statement

NSHE is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes).

The University of Nevada, Reno does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment.

Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to (or to both):

Mikiba W. Morehead, M.A., Ed.D.
Interim Director Title IX and ADA Coordinator

University of Nevada, Reno
1664 North Virginia Street
Continuing Education Building
Room 206
M/S 158

Telephone: (775) 784-1547

The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100

Telephone: (800) 421-3481
Fax: (202) 453-6012
TDD: (800) 887-8339

Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found on the Equal Opportunity and Title IX website.