Summer Freshman Start is an opportunity for incoming freshmen to come to campus early and take classes during the summer before their first fall semester begins. Summer courses are offered in many subjects, including math, English and 100- or 200-level classes that satisfy core requirements needed for your degree. Taking classes in the summer allows you to get an early start on your education, while enjoying free outdoor events and the beauty of campus during the summer months.
How to enroll in Summer Session classes
Before you can enroll in Summer Session classes, you must first be accepted to the University of Nevada, Reno for Fall.
- Activate your MyNEVADA account and accept admission for fall.
- Submit the Summer Session Activation Form, located in MyNEVADA under Supplemental Forms, to activate your account for summer registration. The form is available starting in March.
- Register for summer classes in MyNEVADA by selecting the summer term and adding classes. Registration begins in April. Contact the Summer Session office at (775) 784-4652 if you need help.
Summer Freshman Start tuition award
The Summer Freshman Start tuition award is available to graduating high school seniors admitted to the University of Nevada, Reno for fall. Applicants must attend the University in fall to remain eligible for the award and must enroll in six (6) University of Nevada, Reno Summer Session credits to be considered. Incoming students with 30 or more college credits are not eligible for this award.
How to apply for the Summer Freshman Start tuition award
To apply, enroll in six (6) Summer Session credits (typically two classes) and then download the Summer Freshman Start Tuition Award application and submit it to the Summer Session office. The application will be available on this website starting May 1.
Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Failure to earn six University of Nevada, Reno credits during Summer Session, or failure to attend in fall, will result in the withdrawal of award money, in which case students will be responsible for returning the funds to the Cashier’s Office. Submitting the Summer Freshman Start tuition award application does not guarantee funding.
For students who are taking class(es) at the University during Summer Session and need on-campus housing, dorm rooms are available. Generally, incoming freshmen who sign up for summer housing are grouped together on the same floor of a residence hall.
Residential Hall Summer Assistants (RAs) are available to help residents get to know one another and to encourage participation in summer activities. Students living in dorms during Second Summer Session who are also living in the dorms for the fall semester may sign up for uninterrupted housing during the gap between Summer Session ending and NevadaFIT or the fall semester beginning (additional charges apply).
For more information, please contact the Residential Life, Housing & Food Service office.