How to apply
NevadaFIT is intended for all incoming freshmen students regardless of academic credentials. To attend, you must submit a NEVADAFIT application by July 1, 2019.
Selecting a NevadaFIT Bootcamp
Students must apply to a specific bootcamp on the application (see list below). If students are accepted into NevadaFIT and switch their major, they will remain enrolled in the bootcamp originally selected even if it no longer matches the major.
Contact the NevadaFIT office if you have switched your major, and would like to check to see if there are still open spots remaining in a different bootcamp.
Some colleges have required NevadaFIT programs. Students in the following colleges will be automatically enrolled into NevadaFIT:
- College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources
- College of Business
- College of Education
- College of Engineering
- College of Science
Students in these colleges will be automatically enrolled and do not need to submit an application. Students that switch out of a college that requires NevadaFIT will be dropped from the program and they are required to complete an application for another camp if they would still like to participate.
What bootcamp do I participate in?
Apply to the camp run by the college your major falls under (see below). Please contact the NevadaFIT office if the camp matching your major is full to discuss your options.
NevadaFIT Academic Programs
If undeclared or a meta-major, students can still participate in NevadaFIT! See options based on meta-major below. STEM meta-majors are required to participate in NevadaFIT.
Meta-majors Business & Communications Education & Health LiberalArts STEM BizFIT FIT2Care LiberalArtsFIT CABNRFIT J-FIT HealthFIT E-FIT LiberalArtsFIT ScienceFIT
Students with declared majors in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources are required to attend CABNRFIT and will be automatically enrolled into ABNR 109, no need to fill out the NevadaFIT Application.
CABNRFIT CABNR Academic Programs Agricultural Science Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Biotechnology (B.S./M.S.) Ecohydology Environmental Science Forest Management & Ecology Nutritional Sciences (Dietetics & Nutritional Science) Rangeland Ecology & Management Veterinary Science Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
"CABNR-FIT was a lot of fun; it was intense and informational. It helped me get into the groove of college lifestyle, make some friends with students of similar majors and upperclassmen mentors, and better understand what professors expect from me. If given the choice, I would definitely do it again."
Students with declared majors in the College of Business are required to attend BizFIT and will be automatically enrolled into BUS 109, no need to fill out the NevadaFIT Application.
BizFIT Business Academic Programs Accounting Accounting and Information Systems Economics Finance General Business International Business Information Systems Management Marketing
"BizFit really helped me prepare as a college student and allowed me to get into the college lifestyle before it actually started. I learned how to address my professors and what they would expect from me. Building relationships with the other NevadaFIT delegates I feel was the most helpful for me, and it gave me a face to look for my first few weeks of school. Overall, my experience as a NevadaFIT delegate was amazing and it most definitely prepared me for the coming year!"
Students with declared majors in the College of Engineering are required to attend E-FIT and will be automatically enrolled into ENGR 109, no need to fill out the NevadaFIT Application.
EFIT Engineering Academic Programs Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Science & Engineering Electrical Engineering Engineering Physics Environmental Engineering Materials Science & Engineering Mechanical Engineering Undeclared Engineering
"I enjoyed meeting other engineers before the start of the school year during E-FIT. I think that early exposure to the University and the opportunity to move in early helped me a lot; it alleviated the stress of having to learn everything in the short span of the first week. I was pleasantly surprised by the lessons provided in finance, engineering principles, and self-awareness. They have helped me monitor my credit and spending, consider time, cost, and quality in production, and gain a deeper understanding of my own morals and decision making process. I was also thoroughly impressed by the presentation given by the Mechanical Engineer with the 3.97 GPA. It gave me an idea of how seriously to take classes and how to study."
Students with majors in the College of Education are required to attend FIT2Care and will be automatically enrolled into EDU 109, no need to fill out the NevadaFIT Application. Please Note: The NV Teach and Pack Teach Dual Majors below have the option to select between two camps. NV Teach Science majors are required to do ScienceFIT.
FIT2Care Education Academic Programs Human Development & Family Studies Integrated Elementary Teaching Elementary Education Secondary Education FIT2Care or CABNRFIT NV Teach Majors NV Teach Agricultural Science NV Teach MBI FIT2Care or LiberalArtsFIT Pack Teach Dual Majors Pack Teach Dual English Pack Teach Dual Political Science Pack Teach Dual History Pack Teach Dual Spanish
"Doing NevadaFIT was the best thing I could've done to prepare me for freshman year. Not only did I get a sneak peek at what a rigorous college class is like, but I also made friends that I still talk to today. It was a great way to familiarize myself with the campus and different teachers, it's an opportunity everyone should take advantage of."
HealthFIT Health Sciences Academic Programs Kinesiology Pre-Nursing Public Health Social Work Speech Pathology and Audiology
"The program helped me become familiar with the campus so I had a better idea of where to go on the first few days. It also gave me an idea of what classes would be like so I could be more prepared. I think the study skills that I obtained were very helpful. One thing that was somewhat beneficial in the end, but was one of my least favorite parts, was that we had to stay up so late to be able to work on everything we needed to work on. It was so exhausting and made it harder to be away from home for the first time. But, it was somewhat beneficial because it helped us to learn the importance of time management and gave us a feel for what some of the late-nights would be like."
JFIT Journalism Academic Programs Advertising Broadcast News Graphic Design Print/Online News Public Relations Journalism
"The most helpful part of the J-FIT program was being able to create an early relationship with the professors and faculty. Everyone is very nice and always willing to help, as so long as you are kind and respectful. There is never a need to be fearful to ask anyone anything because they are all so willing and excited to answer. I've never met such enthusiastic and kind facilitators in all my life. The relationship I created with the students, my peers were very important because you make friends instantly. Those friends are in the same field as you, taking generally the same classes as you, which makes it helpful to be able to work together, study together, and begin to create connections."
LiberalArtsFIT Liberal Arts Academic Programs Anthropology Applied Instrumental Applied Jazz Applied Voice Art Art History Communication Studies Criminal Justice Criminal Justice, Law & Justice Dance English English Language & Linguistics English Literature English Secondary Teaching English Writing Fine Arts French Gender, Race, & Identity History International Affairs Music Music Education Philosophy Philosophy, Ethics, Law & Politics Political Science Psychology Psychology-Behavioral Analysis Psychology-Research Spanish Sociology Theatre Women's Studies
The faculty and mentors were so incredibly helpful and kind not only academically, but wanted to improve our lives as a whole. They were a lot more personal than I expected and it made the program such a great experience."
Students with declared majors under the College of Science are required to attend ScienceFIT and will be enrolled into SCI 109, no need to fill out the NevadaFIT Application. Please Note: Neuroscience students are required to attend ScienceFIT.
ScienceFIT Science Academic Programs Atmospheric Science Biology Chemistry Geography Geology Geophysics Geological Engineering Hydrogeology Mathematics Metallurgical Engineering Mining Engineering Molecular Microbiology & Immunology Neuroscience Physics NV Teach ATMS NV Teach Biology NV Teach Chemistry NV Teach Env Science NV Teach Geography NV Teach Math NV Teach Physics
"It was phenomenal. Not only did I receive lecture material in biology and chemistry, but I also made a lifelong connection with other students in the program who also are motivated. I was able to network with my professors, too, and experience what it was like to take tests without the fear of failing. At first I was kind of scared of boot camp, but I am so glad I did it."