First Time Student | Nevada State College

First Time Student




Academics & Majors

Degrees and Programs – Our range of course offerings gives you the flexibility to explore your options and find the major that best fits your interests. Learn More

Academic Success Center(ASC) – Nevada State’s offers you a range of services including free one-on-one and group tutoring sessions. Learn More

Academic Calendar – Find out important dates for the upcoming year. Learn More

Writing Center – The Nevada State College Writing Center offers free writing support for Nevada State students. Learn More

Costs & Aid

Tuition and Fees – College is an investment of a lifetime. Learn about your options and the resources available for students.  Learn More

Financial Aid – With many financial aid programs available, don’t let finances stop you from achieving a college education.  Learn More

Admissions & Recruitment Scholarships – Learn about available scholarship opportunities and find out how to apply. Learn More

VA Education Benefits – Veterans are eligible to receive benefits through the VA Education Benefits program.  Learn More

Explore and Visit

Schedule a Campus Tour – Our knowledgeable Student Ambassadors will guide you on exploring the highlights of our beautiful campus. Learn More

Campus maps and hours – Information about buildings and classrooms. Learn More

Student Life – Student government, clubs and organizations, and campus recreation. Learn more

Admission requirements

High School GPA:

  • Cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of at least 2.5

High School Courses:

  • English: Emphasis on composition, rhetoric, and American, English, and world literature (4 units)
  • Mathematics: Three units including at least two units of algebra 1 and higher level mathematics, chosen from second year algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, probability and statistics, and other advanced mathematics (3 units)
  • Natural Sciences:  (lab or simulation) Including biology, chemistry or physics, with at least one year in laboratory science (2 units)
  • Social Science/Studies: Including world history and geography, US history, economics, government, or law (3 units)

GED recipients:

  • Test score range of 165-200 (Test date of January 2014-current)
    • If you have taken the GED before 2014, please send your test scores to the admission office for review)

HiSET recipients:

  • Test score range of 15 or higher

Parents and Families

Parent Information –  Parents and families are an important part of a student’s success! The intent of this page is to provide additional resources to aid in the successful completion of the student’s first year experience. Learn more.


Orientation (Mandatory)

Student Orientation will help you make a successful transition to college. Learn More

First-Year Fest (Mandatory)

First Year Fest is a mandatory event for all incoming first year students. During this event you will make connections with fellow first year scorpions, engage with student support services, and gain knowledge that will keep you motivated to begin your first year at Nevada State! You will learn more about this event at New Student Orientation. 


At Nevada State College we want to do everything we can to put you on a pathway to success.  For fall admits, Academic Advisors will create your first semester schedule that aligns with your declared major and any prior earned credit. You will be provided this schedule once you attend Orientation. If the schedule created for you does not work due to extenuating circumstances, you may petition the Academic Advising Center for a schedule change.

For spring or summer admits, you will be required to meet with an Advisor one-on-one to create your first-year schedule. You may contact the Academic Advising Center to schedule an appointment with your Advisor.

Scorpion Preview Day (Optional)

FERPA Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. It provides that all records pertaining to a student that are maintained by the College may not be made available to any other person without the written authorization of the student. As an incoming first-year student, your academic records, including your schedule and interactions with NSC Advisors shall be kept confidential.

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Get started on your online application and submit the $30 application fee. During the application process, you will be asked to designate what student type you are.

Summer 2023

May 15, 2023 – August 6, 2023

Application Deadline: April 15, 2023
Transcript Deadline: April 23, 2023

Fall 2023

August 28, 2023 – December 02, 2023

Application Deadline: July 1, 2023
Transcript Deadline: August 1, 2023

Spring 2024

January 16, 2024– May 4, 2024

Application Deadline: January 1, 2024
Transcript Deadline: January 8, 2024


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