Participate in JFIT

Students wearing pink Nevada JFIT shirts pose outdoors with a JFIT sign.JFIT is the Reynolds School of Journalism’s Freshmen Intensive Transition program, designed to expose first-year students to an academic curriculum that relates to all programs of study within the school. The program will prepare students to take on the challenges and opportunities that come with being a Nevada journalism student. By the end of the JFIT program, the students will be more prepared for their academic careers.

JFIT participants experience the following:

  • Gain core skills & knowledge related to the Reynolds School
  • Become familiar with campus resources that support student success
  • Develop an understanding of resources available in the school’s labs and studios
  • Meet and interact with Reynolds School faculty, staff and academic advisers
  • Develop an understanding of the school’s internship program
  • Increase awareness of professional development and how imperative it is in the journalism profession

Who should attend JFIT?

JFIT is required for all Reynolds School first-year students who are pre-journalism majors, planning to declare a specific journalism major in one of the following emphases:

  • News, broadcasting and documentary
  • Public relations and advertising
  • Film & media production
  • Spanish-language media
  • Media studies
  • Visual communication

How do I apply for JFIT?

There is no need to apply to JFIT as all incoming first-year students are required to participate in the program. You will be automatically enrolled in the NevadaFIT course that corresponds to journalism and it should appear on your MyNevada schedule as a 109 course. You can find out more information about the NevadaFIT program below.

Learn more about NevadaFIT