Transferring to UNLV

A transfer student is anyone who has earned college credits after completing high school. Students who completed college credits only during high school will apply as a freshman.

If you are transferring from an NSHE (Nevada System of Higher Education) two-year institution, please see additional resources and pathways towards admission.

Before you Apply

Admission Requirements

2.5 GPA in transferable coursework

  • Transfer students with fewer than 24 transferable level credits should be prepared to submit high school credentials to meet the freshman admission requirements.

Applicants who meet the criteria will be offered admission to the university. If you are denied admission, there are options available to make a pathway to UNLV.

Note: The above requirements are for general admission to UNLV. Some majors may have additional requirements for full admission into a program of study.

Deadlines

What When
Priority date for fall financial aid and scholarship consideration Feb. 1
Fall application deadline Aug. 1
Spring application deadline Jan. 1

Application Fees

You will be required to pay the application fee by credit or debit card. Application fees are nonrefundable.

Who Cost
Domestic students $60
International students $95
Non-degree-seeking students $30

Transferring Credits

Coursework will be officially evaluated only after an application has been submitted and official transcripts from each institution attended have been received by the Office of Admissions. Evaluation is generally complete within 1-3 weeks.

College-level coursework from regionally accredited institutions will transfer. Remedial coursework and vocational coursework will not transfer. Religion courses from private institutions will not transfer.

For non-US colleges, UNLV will generally accept credits from postsecondary institutions recognized by a country’s Ministry of Education as a degree-granting institution. All official transcripts from non-US institutions must be accompanied by an evaluation (course-by-course with GPA calculation) from a NACES member organization.

Transferology

Transferology is the most specific resource available to see how credits may transfer prior to applying. Transferology is based on coursework that has been evaluated by UNLV in the past, so it is not official or comprehensive, though it is constantly being updated.

To use Transferology, create a free account (you won't be spammed), enter your coursework in the "Will My Courses Transfer?" tab, search for matches, and filter by the state for Nevada, where you can select UNLV. You are also encouraged to familiarize yourself with the information below. There are additional resources available for students transferring from an NSHE two-year institution.

If you repeat a transferable course at the same institution, the first attempt will not be included in GPA calculation for admission. UNLV does not recognize academic renewal or forgiveness policies from other institutions. To convert quarter credits to the semester credits value, multiply credits by two and divide by three (two-thirds ratio). For admissions purposes, credits do not expire, and all earned credits will be evaluated.

Nontraditional credits, including but not limited to AP (Advanced Placement), CLEP, and Dantes, may be applied toward your degree, although nongraded credits will not count toward the transferable total for admission. A maximum of 60 nontraditional credits can be used toward a degree at UNLV.

After You’ve Applied

  1. Submit your Official Transcripts

    Submit an official transcript from each institution attended.

  2. Check your Application Status in MyUNLV

    After submitting your application, you will receive two emails, one with your user ID and another with your temporary password. Check your account regularly. If you've previously applied to UNLV, please contact UNLV's IT Help Desk for login assistance.

  3. Apply for Nevada Residency​​

    If you did not graduate from high school in Nevada and are a Nevada resident, you must apply for Nevada Residency.

  4. Submit Immunization Records

    Immunization records are required prior to the start of the semester, and can be submitted to the Registrar's Office. The deadline for Fall 2019 is August 1.

Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

You must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for federal need-based aid. The FAFSA opens October 1 for the following academic year (fall and spring semesters). The priority date for financial aid and scholarship consideration is February 1.

UNLV’s federal school code is 002569.

Tuition+ Award Program

UNLV will cover the cost of tuition, fees, and $1,000 toward books for eligible, full-time Nevada resident students who file the FAFSA or Alternate Need Form by the priority deadline of Dec. 1.

Materials Submission

Hard copies of official transcripts and test scores must be in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution or testing agency and may be mailed to the following address:

UNLV Office of Admissions
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Box 451021
Las Vegas, NV 89154-1021

Institutions sending official transcripts through secure electronic delivery may use the following address: