First-Year Student Checklist

Congratulations! Start marking items off the checklist below and get one step closer to being a Rebel. Be sure to reach out to your Admission Counselor with any questions you may have.

You’re Next Steps after Being Admitted to UNLV

  • Confirm your spot in our incoming class! Log into MyUNLV and click on the Admissions tile to accept. If you need help logging in, please call 702-895-0777.
  • Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who are considered DACA, undocumented, or international should complete the Alternate Need Form. Both applications become available October 1 each year, and priority consideration for financial aid and scholarships will be given to those who submit by November 15. Funding may be limited for applications received after the deadline.
  • Familiarize yourself with your MyUNLV account. Regularly check your Tasks tile for important notifications and any to-do list items. MyUNLV allows you to manage things such as registering for classes, checking grades, and paying your tuition and fees.
  • Before attending New Student Orientation, submit any final official documents to the Office of Admissions so that you will be placed in appropriate level courses:
    • High School Transcript
    • College Transcript(s)
    • ACT/SAT Scores
    • AP/IB Test Scores
    • IB Certificate or Diploma Program
  • Your academic advisor will enroll you in the appropriate classes based on your major and the official placement information you submitted to the Office of Admissions. Please review your placement for accuracy.
  • If you feel that you have been placed in courses due to a lack of placement information or you want to improve your placement, contact your academic advisor to learn more about UNLV placement assessments.
  • This is the university’s official means of communicating with you, and using your account is mandatory. When you activate your Rebelmail, you will have access to Google Workspace applications such as Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Google Drive.
  • Your ACE account allows you to log into various UNLV services and applications with just one username and password.
  • If you need to find answers to frequently asked questions, upload documents, complete your Financial Aid verification, or contact the offices of the Registrar and Financial Aid & Scholarships, please use the Self-Service Help Center.
  • Students attending UNLV must meet immunization requirements. Proof of immunizations must be uploaded to the Self-Service Help Center as soon as possible to prevent registration holds.
  • Nevada high school graduates are automatically considered in-state residents for tuition purposes. If you did not graduate from a Nevada high school and believe you qualify for in-state residency, review the residency application as soon as possible to determine your eligibility and apply with the required documentation.
  • All first-year students coming from a high school outside of Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City, or Pahrump and are taking six or more credits are required to live on campus during their first year.
  • Residential dining plans are offered on a semester basis and include meals at the Dining Commons and various locations around campus.
  • If you haven’t already done so, take a tour of our beautiful campus or get an in-depth look at specific majors during any of our College Spotlights.
  • This mandatory one-day program will help you make a successful transition to UNLV. During the event, you will receive your class schedule and your RebelCard. You will also have the opportunity to connect with future classmates, learn about resources and support services, explore involvement opportunities, and more. Registration for orientation opens in March for the fall semester and November for the spring semester. Details will be sent to your Rebelmail account.