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International Requirements

International students are defined as students who require the F-1 Student Visa to study in the United States.

Proof of English Language Ability

International students must show proof of English language ability through one of the following:

  • International TOEFL
  • UNLV Michigan Exam
  • University-level course taken at a U.S. university/college, which is equivalent to UNLV English 101 with a grade of C or above
  • Four years of U.S. college-preparation high school English and appropriate ACT/SAT score.

Note: If you do not have official proof of English proficiency by the application deadline, select the major "English Language Center - ESL" as your first choice on the application for admission.

International Student Categories

  • Students who have only high school course work will be admitted based on their complete high school records or National Testing Authority results. UNLV will convert scores to the "A" = four system. A result of a 3.0 ("B" average) is required for admission.
  • International students who have taken less than one year of full-time, postsecondary study will be admitted based on high school and postsecondary results. In addition to the high school results noted above, students must have results of a 2.5 ("B" average) in their postsecondary courses.
  • International students with more than one year of full-time, postsecondary study can be admitted without high school records if UNLV can award 24 or more semester transfer credits. To be admitted, you must have results of a 2.5 average ("B" average) in their postsecondary courses.

Students who have completed coursework at a non-U.S. high school, college, or university are required to have their documents evaluated and translated, if appropriate, by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member. This official evaluation and translation, in addition to official copies of the documents in sealed envelopes, must be submitted to the UNLV Office of Admissions.