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

  • 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

    Link to the Freshman Admission Requirements in the Catalog


PLEASE NOTE: Effective immediately, the Office of Admissions and Recruitment will be closed until further notice. Operations will be handled remotely. Please email the Office of Admissions at with any questions you may have.

First Year Admission Requirements

High School GPA:

  • Cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of at least 2.0
  • Effective Fall 2020: 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 or HiSET 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)
Semester Summer Semester Fall Semester
Semester Dates May 18, 2020 – August 8, 2020 August 24, 2020 – December 12, 2020
Application Link Apply For Summer Apply For Fall
Application Deadline April 15, 2020 July 1, 2020
Official Transcript Deadline April 29, 2020 July 15, 2020
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