Step 1: Required Documents for Admission
Transcripts - Applicants with international academic work can use Scholaro to estimate their U.S. GPA calculation. While Scholaro can provide an approximate representation of your converted U.S. GPA, it does not replace the comprehensive evaluation of academic coursework conducted by the UNLV Office of Admissions. Our GPA calculation and credential equivalency review are still essential in the admission process. UNLV's evaluation may differ from the results generated by this tool.
Please see the Materials Submission section at the bottom of the page for acceptable methods of sending transcripts and other application-related documents.
High School Transcript –
- College/University Transcript(s)-
- Submit your official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities where college-level credits were earned (either while in high school or after graduating high school).
- UNLV provides in-house credential evaluations of academic coursework. However, UNLV will accept a course-by-course evaluation from any NACES member agency in replacement of or in lieu of our in-house evaluation.
- Transcripts must be provided in a PDF format and must include the institutional/grading key page.
- Credentials not in English must be accompanied by a word-for-word English translation certified as true by a university official, an official representative of a United States embassy or consulate, the United States Information Service, the United States Education Foundation, or an approved professional translating service. Translations must bear the signature of the translator and be accompanied by original language documents.
- The applicant will also be required to provide the grading scale of the foreign institution they attended.
Submit Proof of English Proficiency
For general admission to UNLV, international students must provide proof of English proficiency through one of the following ways. Please note that test scores must be less than two years old at the time of application.
English Proficiency Proof
|English Proficiency Test
|UNLV - All Colleges
|TOEFL IBT Test
|Overall score of 61.
|Overall band of 6.0.
No band below 5.5
|PTE Academic Overall
|Overall score of 44.
|A minimum score of 95.
|Minimum of 480 on reading/writing.
|Minimum of 18 on English section
The Department of Communication Studies accepts the following minimum scores for Fall 2023 as proof of English proficiency: TOEFL IBT 31; IELTS 4.0 with no band below 4.0; PTE Academic 22, DET 55; ELS 104.
The proof of English proficiency requirement can also be satisfied through completion of ENG 113 (Composition I for International Students) at UNLV, which is strongly recommended, or any course articulated as equivalent to ENG 101 (Composition I) with a grade of C or better, taken at any regionally accredited institution.
Applicants who are from the following nations are exempt from the proof of English proficiency requirement:
Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Fiji, Irish Republic, Jamaica, New Zealand, St. Kitt & Nevis, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Singapore, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, North Ireland), U.S. Virgin Islands.
UNLV Intensive English Program
English Language Study for All
The UNLV Intensive English Program offers non-credit-bearing English content to international and domestic students interested in learning English or improving their written or spoken English language skills.
This UNLV Intensive English Program provides customizable, dynamic, student-centered content for high school and university-level students. For example, overseas high schools looking to send a group of students to the U.S. for English language study, as well as university students requiring a semester of English language preparation, can be accommodated through this program.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-774-8658 if you would like to discuss admission options.