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Freshmen Requirements

High School Graduates

If you have graduated or will graduate from an accredited or approved high school and do not have transferable college credits, you may fulfill the following admission requirements to be admitted to UNLV.

  1. Have a weighted 3.0 grade point average (GPA) in the following high school academic units:
    • English: Emphasis on composition; rhetoric; and American, English, and world literature: 4 years
    • Mathematics: Algebra or higher level mathematics, including first- and second-year algebra, geometry, analytic geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, probability and statistics, and other advanced mathematics: 3 years
    • Social Science: Examples of acceptable courses include, but are not limited to, world history, geography, U.S. history, economics, government, and law: 3 years
    • Natural Science: Examples of acceptable courses include, but are not limited to, biology, chemistry, and physics, with at least two years in a laboratory science: 3 years
  1. TOTAL UNITS: 13
    If you have completed the 13 core high school units listed above but do not have a 3.0 GPA, you may fulfill any of the following admission requirements to be admissible to UNLV.
    • A combined score from the SAT Critical Reading and Math sections of at least 1040, or
    • An ACT composite score of at least 22, or
    • A Nevada Advanced High School Diploma
  1. Submit official composite ACT or SAT scores. New freshmen will not be able to register for classes if scores are not received prior to orientation.

Homeschool Students

If you are a student who has been home-schooled (and, if you have taken college courses, have fewer than 24 credit hours), you must submit the following to be considered for admission:

  • Official Home School High School transcript
  • Documentation that the high school curriculum has been developed in accordance with a Home School Association
  • SAT and/or ACT standardized exam scores

GED or HiSET Recipient 

If you are a GED or HiSET recipient (and, if you have taken college courses, have fewer than 24 credit hours), you must submit the following to be considered for admission:

  • Official GED or HiSET test scores
  • SAT and/or ACT standardized exam scores

Please note:  If you have earned 24 or more college credit hours, you are considered a transfer student and must submit official college transcript(s).

For more information, call the UNLV Office of Admissions at 702-774-8658 (UNLV).

Admission Alternatives

If you do not satisfy the minimum admission requirements for an undergraduate freshman, there are admission alternatives that may make you eligible for admission.