Transfer student admission checklist

 

As an admitted transfer student at the University of Nevada, Reno, follow the steps below to be guided through the admission process. Make sure you keep track of all admission materials and deadlines for enrollment. If you have any questions, contact our office.

  • Step One: Activate your MyNEVADA account

    After you submit an application, you will receive an email from the Office for Prospective Students with information regarding the activation of your MyNEVADA account. This email will be sent approximately one to two days after your application is received. Please allow for at least five business days for your application to be received, processed and acknowledged.

    At that time, you will receive a 10-digit Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) identification number and an application number from the University. You will need both to complete the MyNEVADA registration process. Once you receive your application number and NSHE ID, you need to activate your account.

    Remember, your MyNEVADA username and password will be different than the username and password you created to submit an application to the University.

    Activate your MyNEVADA 2.0 account

    Create your MyNEVADA profile. After clicking on activate account, you'll be prompted to create your MyNEVADA profile. Complete the fields on this page and click "Submit."

    Create your MyNEVADA password. After creating your profile, you will need to create a MyNEVADA password. Again, the password for MyNEVADA must be different than the password you used to create your application. The previous password is only valid for submitting your application.

  • Step Two: Submit official college transcripts

    Official transcripts from any college you've previously attended are required to be sent to the University. You may mail them or hand-deliver them to the University.

    Mail
    If you'd like to mail records, you can send them to the following address: 

    University of Nevada, Reno
    Admissions & Records
    MS 0120
    Reno, NV 89557

    Hand-deliver
    You may also hand-deliver immunization records to the Office of Admissions and Records, located in the Fitzgerald Student Services building on the second floor.

  • Step Three: Accept admission to the University

    After your application has been evaluated for admission and you've been accepted, the University will send you an admission packet with a letter informing you of your acceptance. Your next step is to accept or decline your admission offer to the University of Nevada, Reno.

    Accepting admission to the University is a non-binding decision. You may accept your decline admission in MyNEVADA. In order to accept admissions, you must first activate your MyNEVADA user account. 

    Accepting admission to the University

    The first step is to log-in to MyNEVADA using your NSHE ID and password. Once you log-in, you will see your submitted application along with a link to "Accept or Decline." After clicking on the link, you will be prompted to select "I Accept Admission" or "I Decline Admission."

    Confirm your decision by clicking on the appropriate button. Finally, select "Confirm Admission" to complete the process. Your account will update overnight and your status in MyNEVADA will change from "Applicant" to "Student."

    Accept your admission to the University of Nevada, Reno

    NOTE on declining admission: If you choose to decline admission, all of your associated applications (e.g., housing applications) will also be canceled. This action cannot be reversed.

  • Step Four: Meet with an academic advisor

    As a transfer student, it is important you consult with an advisor to discuss your academic goals, review your course articulation, develop an academic plan and request core course substitutions (if necessary).

    You can use MyNEVADA to review your transfer credit report. Remember, you must first activate your MyNEVADA user account prior to accessing your credit report.

    Meet with an academic advisor

    Meet with a transfer admission specialist

  • Step Five: Submit your official immunization records

    In order to register for classes, we must receive a copy of your immunization records. You may mail, fax, hand-deliver or email these records to our offices.

    Mail
    If you'd like to mail records, you can send them to the following address: 

    University of Nevada, Reno
    Admissions & Records
    MS 0120
    Reno, NV 89557

    Hand-deliver
    You may also hand-deliver immunization records to the Office of Admissions and Records, located in the Fitzgerald Student Services building on the second floor.

    Fax
    You may fax immunization records to (775) 784-4283.

    Email
    You may email immunization records to mynevada@unr.edu.

    List of required immunizations

  • Step Six: Apply for housing (optional)

    Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and a wait-list begins when applications exceed available space. If you plan on living in on-campus, it is important you apply for housing as early as possible. Remember, the housing application is separate from the admission application.

    The Office of Residential Life & Housing manages the application process for housing. 

    Learn more about applying for housing

    Housing application

  • Step Seven: Register for orientation

    The new student orientation program is designed to prepare you for the transition to the University of Nevada, Reno. You have an opportunity to meet fellow classmates, meet with academic representatives to discuss your schedule, learn about student resources and more. Orientation sessions are offered twice per year -- in the summer for students starting in the fall term and in January for students starting in the spring term.

    Orientation is managed by the Office of New Student Initiatives.

    Learn about and register for orientation

Speak to a transfer specialist

Our transfer admissions specialists are here to help new transfer students as they transition from community colleges and other four-year institutions.