Below are answers to a few commonly asked questions about the WiSE program.
Do I need to apply to both University Housing and WiSE to be considered for the WiSE LLC?
Yes. Be sure to complete your Residential Life application prior to applying to the WiSE LLC.
Does my preferred roommate also have to be in WiSE?
Yes. Everyone living in a WiSE residential community must be accepted into the program.
Are honors participants eligible for WiSE?
Absolutely. Most WISE members are eligible for placement in the Honors Program.
How do I find out whether I meet the English and Math requirements necessary to participate in WISE?
The University uses your best standardized test (i.e., SAT or ACT) scores to determine your initial placement in English and Math courses.
Scores used to determine placement:
|ACT English 21-29
||ACT English 30 or above
||ACT Math 27 or above
||ACT Math 28 or above
|SAT Verbal 510-670
||SAT Verbal 680 or above
||SAT Math 630 or above
||SAT Math 650 or above
What if I have not taken any standardized tests or my test scores do not place me into the courses listed above?
There are placement test options available for both English and Math courses. For English placement information, visit the Core Writing Program.
There are 2 sites that offer math placements exams:
- Prospective students should visit the University Testing Center for testing guidelines and services.
- The Southern Office for Prospective Students located at 8050 S. Maryland Pkwy (Suite 110), Las Vegas, just off I-215 and Windmill Lane. Call (702) 940-5416 to schedule an appointment.
What is the WiSE retreat?
The WiSE retreat is an overnight trip to Grizzly Creek Ranch near Portola, California with your fellow WiSE LLC residents. The retreat is an opportunity for you to get to know other students in WiSE as well as faculty mentors in a beautiful mountain setting. Activities at the retreat include a challenge course for all abilities, night hiking, s'mores roasting and stargazing with the UNR Astronomy Club.
Transportation is provided to and from the University and Grizzly Creek Ranch and the cost of the retreat is covered by the College of Science. Come prepared for the overnight trip with a sleeping bag and pillow. Close-toedshoes and water bottle are required for participation in the challenge course.
The WiSE retreat is always the Saturday and Sunday before the start of the Fall semester. The weekend retreat is shared with the College of Science Living Learning Community.