First Time Student - Nevada State College

First Time Student

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We’re so excited that the next chapter in your education story might BE WITH US at Nevada State College!

step checklist

  • Complete our easy online application.

  • Pay the $30 application fee online.

  • Submit all official transcripts electronically  (including in-progress transcripts) to

    Paper transcripts will still be accepted, but processing time will likely be delayed.

    Please send paper transcripts to:

    The Office of Admissions and Recruitment

    1300 Nevada State Drive

    Henderson, NV, 89002


  • Submit your ACT/SAT scores OR sign up to take the placement exam.

    ACT code: 2486 SAT code: 4572

  • Once admitted -  submit your immunization records to Med+Proctor.

  • Check for available Scholarships.

    Submit your FAFSA.

    Apply for Military Tuition Assistance Benefits

    Apply for VA Educational Benefits

  • Questions?

    Schedule a Virtual Meeting

    Book an appointment, by clicking HERE.

    Email Us



PLEASE NOTE: Effective immediately, and until further notice, the Office of Admissions and Recruitment will be providing student services remotely.

First Time Student Application Process

  • Complete the Nevada State College admission application and select "First Time Student" as your student type
  • Submit official High School transcripts from your high school
  • Submit official College transcripts if you took any dual credit courses while in High School
  • You must meet the first year admission requirements that are outlined below

First Year Admission Requirements

High School GPA:

  • Cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of at least 2.5

*Please note that the deadline to apply for alternative admissions has passed. We are no longer reviewing applicants that have below a 2.5 GPA. 

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

Spring Semester

Semester Dates January 19 2021 - May 8, 2021
Application Link APPLICATION AVAILABLE JULY 15, 2020
Application Deadline January 1, 2021
Transcript Deadline January 15, 2021


Would you like a working document of our admission steps? Download a copy of our Admission Checklist by clicking HERE.

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