Admission Alternatives (for Transfer Applicants)

If you are denied admission to UNLV, you may use an alternative pathway towards acceptance:

Option 1: Appeal

If you are denied to UNLV, you may appeal the decision by providing additional documentation for consideration by committee.

You may appeal to the Faculty Senate Admissions Committee by submitting:

  • The appeals application.
  • One personal statement explaining the circumstances surrounding your academic performance and providing evidence of your ability to succeed at UNLV.
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from teachers, professors, counselors, or others who can address your academic abilities.
  • A copy of your ACT or SAT test scores (not required but highly encouraged for students who have them).

Email (preferred), mail, or fax your documents (including the appeals application) to the attention of the Faculty Senate Admissions Committee Liaison. (Submission information is listed on the appeals application.)

Option 2: Enroll at UNLV as a Non-Degree-Seeking Student

You may enroll as a non-degree-seeking student to earn credits towards being admissible into a degree-seeking program at UNLV. Although there is no limit to the number of credits you may earn as a non-degree-seeking student, no more than 24 credits earned under the non-degree status may be applied towards a bachelor’s degree at UNLV.

Once you have earned the credentials, you must reapply to UNLV. 

Option 3: Enroll at Another Institution and Transfer to UNLV

You may enroll at another institution to earn credits towards your transfer GPA to reach UNLV’s admissions standards.

Once you have earned the credentials, you must reapply to UNLV.