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

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Congratulations! You are in the final stretch of your high school career, or have already graduated. If you have never attended a college or university, or have fewer than 12 transferrable post-high school credits, we consider you a first-time student and welcome your application!

To BE ADMITTED, you will need to demonstrate a cumulative, unweighted high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. In addition, we require successful completion of the following high school coursework: four years of English, two years of science (with at least one lab science), three years of social studies, three years of mathematics, including Algebra I and a course above the level of Algebra I. Please note that two years of applied algebra count as one year of mathematics toward the requirement. If you graduate from a Nevada high school, you should automatically meet these requirements.

If you have a high school diploma, but do not meet our coursework and GPA requirements, you may still be admitted pending the approval of the Admissions Review Committee. You will be required to submit a letter and ACT/SAT scores in order to be considered for admission. Please contact our Office of Admissions and Recruitment for additional information.

Applicants with a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) are also reviewed by our Admissions Review Committee. Submit your transcripts, official copy of your GED, and a letter with your application, and the committee will evaluate your level of academic preparedness for college and readiness to be a student, and determine your eligibility based on these factors.


Deadline to submit ALL official transcripts for Spring 2019 is January 9, 2019. If you are planning on attending the winter session please use this application. The deadline to submit ALL official transcripts for Winter semester is December 2, 2018.

Applications for Fall 2019 will be posted on September 1, 2018

If you are a new first-year student, you must attend the New Student Orientation before registering for courses. This program focuses on providing information on academic requirements, institutional policies, financial aid, registration, and community building.

Who is considered a new first-year student?

  • Recent high school graduate with 0-11 transferable college credits.
  • Never attempted college credit outside of high school.

Visit New Student Orientation for upcoming dates. If you have any questions feel free to contact Orientation Coordinator at 702-992-2134.

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