Why Transfer?

Why Transfer

Transfer Recruitment Coordinator: Kari Emm (775) 682-5928

There are a number of reasons to transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno including having access to benefits which are specifically designed to help you accomplish your personal goals. Whether it's getting on the fast-track to completing a bachelor's degree, being eligible for scholarships and other tuition discounts, or having opportunities to mentor and excel, the resources are available to you. Please review the table of programs below and learn about how they can benefit you in your transfer to the University.

Options That May Be Available To Transfer Students
Co-Admission - A good option for Nevada community college students looking to transition seamlessly into a bachelor's degree program whilst maintaining the geographic, academic, and financial benefits of the community college for as long as possible. Please see Guidelines for more information.
  1. Be a student at a Nevada Community College and have earned between 12-30 credits.
  2. Have a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  3. Completion of at least one college-level English and Mathematics course.
  4. Enroll in a transferrable Associate's Degree program (e.g. AA/AS).
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)/California State University (CSU) Breadth Agreement/Texas Common Core - May allow for the waiving of certain lower-division Core Curriculum courses. Please see IGETC and CSU Breadth for more information.
  1. Complete of all IGETC, CSU Breadth, or Texas Common Core requirements.
  2. Submit certification of completion which must appear on either the official college transcript or on a separate official document issued by the institution.
Scholarships - Please see Scholarships And Tuition Discounts for more information.
  1. Have less than 90 credits.
  2. Have a cumulative GPA between 3.30 and 4.00.
  3. Complete an application.
  4. Submit all official transcripts by the deadline.
  5. Be enrolled full time (12 credits or more).
Student Transfer Outreach Mentorship Program (STOMP) - A great option for students wanting to help other students and get involved. Please see STOMP for more information.
  1. Be enrolled in at least 6 credits.
  2. Have a 2.5 UNR cumulative GPA.
  3. Transferred in from a different college/university to UNR.
Transfer Admission Program (TAP) - Allows for earlier preparation and ensures a "seamless" transition into a Bachelor's degree program at the University of Nevada, Reno upon completion of an Associates degree. Please see TAP for more information.
  1. Be attending GBC, TMCC, or WNC.
  2. Intend to transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno.
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) - An undergraduate tuition program which allows students to study at UNR at a reduced rate. Please see Tuition Discounts for more information.
  1. Completed 24 transferrable credits from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution within a WUE state.
  2. Have at least a 3.25 cumulative transfer GPA (from all institutions).
Tau Sigma Honor Society - "An academic honor society designed specifically to "recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students."" Please see Tau Sigma for more information.
  1. Transfer to a 4-year institution with at least one full years' academic credits satisfied at the prior institution.
  2. Be registered in a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree.
  3. Be registered full-time (12 credits or more).
  4. Have a minimum academic average GPA of 3.5 or be in the top 20% of all incoming transfer students during the term in question.
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi - A national honor society for upperclassmen and graduate students that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship in all academic disciplines. Please see Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 08 for more information.
  1. Admission is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.
  2. Undergraduate students who have completed at least 24 semester credits
  3. Juniors must have completed at least 72 credit hours and rank scholastically in the top 7.5% of their class.
  4. Seniors must rank in the top 10% of their class.
  5. Graduate students must rank in the upper 10% of their class.