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Welcome to Undergraduate Advising

Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to assisting all students in navigating the degree programs within the College of Sciences as well as university and campus systems. We assist with distribution and completion of campus forms, and make referrals to other offices and services on campus. Advising maintains an updated student file containing each student’s academic record, which is available for student review any time during your college career.

Location

We are located in Building A of the Paul McDermott Physical Education (MPE) building, Room 130.

Appointments and Hours

General Advising by appointment only

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 702-895-2077

Urgent Care (Drop-in) Advising

Wednesday, 9–11:45 a.m. and 1–3:45 p.m.

Pre-professional Career Mentoring

Pre-professional mentoring is by appointment only. Call 702-895-2077.

Admission to the College of Sciences

Currently enrolled students who wish to change their major to one in the College of Sciences must have a GPA of 2.50 and place in or have completed MATH 126 Precalculus I, or MATH 127 Precalculus II, or MATH 181 Calculus I or higher.

Apply for admission to UNLV

Current Students: How to Connect with an Advisor

New Freshmen

New freshmen admitted for the fall semester will be advised at New Student Orientation (NSO) and at group advising in the fall. New freshmen admitted for the spring semester will be advised individually by appointment. Call 702-895-2077.

Mathematics Placement Challenge

Students at UNLV who wish to improve their mathematics course placement have three options:

English Placement Options

Students at UNLV who wish to improve their English course placement have three options.

Transfer Students from the College of Southern Nevada

Students who plan at any time in the future to transfer from CSN to UNLV should meet with a UNLV advisor at the CSN campus. Student who have been admitted to UNLV should call our Advising Center at 702-895-2077 and ask for an advising appointment. Identify yourself as a CSN transfer student. An academic advisor will review with you how your CSN transfer courses fill requirements at UNLV, what classes you should enroll in during your first semester at UNLV, and answer any questions you may have.

Transfer Students from Other Institutions

Students who have been admitted to UNLV should call our Advising Center at 702-895-2077 and ask for an advising appointment. An academic advisor will review with you how your transfer courses fill requirements at UNLV, what classes you should enroll in during your first semester at UNLV, and answer any questions you may have.

General Advising Information

Learn more about your online resources, the UNLV academic advising syllabus, the UNLV degrees directory, how to view your personal UNLV advising report/degree audit, the MyUNLV online system, and the importance of keeping up with your Rebelmail.

Online Major Changes: Freshmen (less than 30 credits) with Current Majors WITHIN College of Sciences Majors

This online request to change major is ONLY for freshmen who currently have majors in the College of Sciences, and wish to change to another major within the College of Sciences or change their degree concentration within the College of Sciences. Freshmen with majors within the College of Sciences who wish to change their major to one OUTSIDE our college must visit the advising center of the college for that major.

Online Major Changes: Freshmen (less than 30 credits) with Current Majors OUTSIDE College of Sciences Majors

This online request to change major is ONLY for freshmen who currently have majors in a college that is NOT the College of Sciences, and wish to change to a major within the College of Sciences.

Major Changes: Freshmen (greater than 29 credits) who are also TRANSFER Students

Call the College of Sciences Advising Center at 702-895-2077 for an appointment (do not complete an online form).

Major Changes: Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

Call the College of Sciences Advising Center at 702-895-2077 for an appointment (do not complete an online form).

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