Your score will be used for the following
Placement into your first-year English and math classes
If you have not taken college entry-level English and math classes, your test scores will be used for placement into your first-year classes.
Scholarship ConsiderationIf you would like to be considered for merit-based scholarships, we will need your official test score report sent from the testing agency.
Admission DecisionIf you do not meet the high school GPA requirements for admission to UNLV, your test scores may qualify you to be admitted. See the freshman admissions requirements [freshmen admissions requirement] for more details. If you do not meet the minimum admission requirements and you choose to petition the Faculty Senate Admissions Committee, we will need your official score report from the testing agency.
Transfer students who have completed college-level math and English courses are not required to submit test scores; however, it is highly recommended.
When you take the ACT and/or SAT test, use the following school codes to send your scores directly from the testing agency to UNLV.
- ACT: 2496
- SAT: 4861
ACT Residual Exam
The Academic Success Center offers the ACT Residual Exam year round. If you have not taken the SAT or ACT, if you're looking to increase your score, or need updated scores for placement into an appropriate course, visit the Academic Success Center website to register. Please note that residual exam scores are good at UNLV only and will not be recognized by other institutions.
The following minimum scores are required for placement in English and mathematics courses:
- English: ACT English score of at least 18 or a SAT Critical Reading score of at least 440.
- Mathematics: ACT Math score of at least 22 or a SAT Math score of at least 500.