First Time Student - Nevada State College

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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 in-progress/final high school transcripts and/or GED.

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

  • Check for available Scholarships.

  • Submit your FAFSA.

  • Military Tuition Assistance Benefits

    VA Educational Benefits

  • Questions? Office of Admissions & Recruitment

    (702) 992-2130 or (702) 992-2170


First Year Admission Requirements:

  • Cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of at least 2.0

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 personal statement and ACT/SAT scores in order to be considered for admission.

Applicants with a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) are also reviewed by our Admissions Review Committee. You will be asked to submit your official transcripts (if any), official copy of your GED, and a personal statement. 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.

Please contact our Office of Admissions and Recruitment for additional information.

Apply for Spring 2019

Admission deadlines for Spring 2019:

  • Application submission: January 1, 2019
  • Submit ALL official transcripts: January 1, 2019
  • Meet with an advisor to schedule your classes

Note: Deadline to apply AND submit your official transcripts for Winter session is December 1, 2018.

Apply for Summer 2019

Admission deadlines for Summer vary depending on the session you are attending. Please check the 2018-19 academic calendar for additional information.

Apply for Fall 2019

Admission deadlines for Fall 2019:

  • Application submission: July 1, 2019
  • Submit ALL official transcripts: July 15, 2019

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 please contact the Orientation Coordinator at 702-992-2134.

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