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Transfer Requirements

Transfer Student (Domestic)

Students with at least 24 transferable semester credits and an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 can transfer to UNLV. Transfer course work must have been completed at regionally accredited colleges or universities. Students must also be in good standing and eligible to return to the university or college last attended (i.e., an applicant cannot be on academic or behavioral suspension).

Please note that all students who have earned an Associate of Arts, Associate of Business, or Associate of Science from a Nevada System of Higher Education college are automatically admitted by UNLV and are given credit for meeting all of the general education core curriculum requirements.

Students who have earned 23 or fewer cumulative transferable college credits must fulfill the freshman admission requirements and have a 2.5 overall grade point average in their college credits.

Transfer Student (International)

International students who have taken less than one year of full-time, postsecondary study will be admitted based on high school and postsecondary results. Students who have 23 or fewer cumulative transferable credits must provide official high school course work and 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. In addition to the high school results, students must provide official records with 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 cumulative semester transfer credits. To be admitted, you must have results of a 2.5 average (“B” average) in their postsecondary courses.

Show proof of English language ability through one of the following:

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

Alternate English proficiency requirements for William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration Majors.

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.

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.