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.
How to Connect with an Advisor
- Advising Policies
- New Biology Course Policy for COS Majors
- New Biology Course Policy for non-COS Majors
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.
New freshmen admitted for the fall semester will be advised at New Student Orientation (NSO) and Group Advising, both during the summer. New freshmen admitted for the spring semester will be advised individually by appointment. Call 702-895-2077.
Mathematics Placement Options
Students at UNLV who wish to improve their mathematics course placement have three options:
- Option 1: ALEKS Mathematics Placement Assessment
- Option 2: Department of Mathematics Proficiency Exam
- Option 3: ACT Residual Exam in Mathematics
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. Students 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.
- Find UNLV Advisors at CSN
- CSN: UNLV Articulation Agreements
We are located in: Paul McDermott Physical Education (MPE), 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 advising is by appointment only. Call 702-895-2077.
Janet Reiber, Director
- Admission Requirements
- Calendars & Schedules
- Tutoring Opportunities
- Career Opportunities
- Student Organizations
- Preprofessional Fast-Track Programs
- Undergrad Biology Prereq Waivers (COS majors)
- Undergrad Biology Prereq Waivers (non-COS majors)
- Math Placement Options
- English Testing
- MPE-A Directions