Who is considered a returning student? What are the requirements for admission?
A returning student is anyone who has attended UNLV in the past as a degree-seeking student and has had a break in enrollment longer than two consecutive semesters (fall and spring semesters only; summer term is not applicable). A returning student is also any student who has completed or who will complete a UNLV bachelor’s degree prior to the term of application.
Any student who left UNLV on university suspension and exceeded one full year away from UNLV must reapply as a returning student.
If you were placed on university suspension and plan to re-enroll after one year or if you would like to re-enroll before your university suspension is complete, you must contact your advising center.
Returning international students must also contact OISS (Office of International Students and Scholars) to determine if a new I-20 is required.
If you are unsure of your status, please contact UNLV Admissions.
Returning students who complete all required steps will be admitted to UNLV.
Ready to Apply?
UNLV admissions decisions are offered on a rolling basis, so you will be provided an admission decision relative to when you apply and submit required documents. The usual turnaround time is one to two weeks once all required documentation has been received and posted to your file. The deadline for fall admission is July 1; the deadline for spring admission is December 1. The application fee is $60 for domestic students and $95 for international students.
Early application is encouraged to allow you ample time to be admitted, get packaged for financial aid and scholarships, work with your academic advisor, and register for classes. It is especially important to pay attention to earlier priority deadlines for Scholarship and Financial Aid opportunities.
Your first step toward admission at UNLV is to apply online. As a returning student, you are not required to submit a high school transcript, ACT/SAT test scores, UNLV transcripts, or any final transcripts submitted to UNLV when you previously attended. Please note: If previously submitted transcripts reflected in-progress work, you will be required to submit an updated transcript.
If you have attempted or earned college credits at another institution since leaving UNLV, you must submit official transcripts of that work to UNLV Admissions. All official transcripts from non-US institutions must be accompanied by an evaluation and translation (if necessary) from a NACES member organization.
In order to submit your application, you will be required to pay the application fee by credit or debit card. Application fees are nonrefundable.
Application fee waivers issued by UNLV are recognized as an official payment of the application fee. Application fee waivers issued by entities other than UNLV will not be accepted.
If you reside in Clark County, Nevada and participate in Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search, Adult Educational Services, or GEAR UP, you must contact the Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (CAEO) to have your application fee waived.
|Fall admission||July 1|
|Priority date for financial aid and scholarship consideration||Nov. 1 of the previous year|
|Spring admission||Dec. 1|