Freshman Student Checklist

Follow these steps if you’re a newly admitted freshman.

What to Do Immediately

  • Rebelmail is your student email account and the university’s official means of communicating with you. Activate your account as soon as possible so you don’t miss out on important information about deadlines, major campus events, and announcements.

  • Monitor your To Do List and Communication Center in MyUNLV regularly throughout your enrollment process as well as throughout your studies at UNLV to receive important notifications. MyUNLV allows you to manage everything including registering for classes, checking your grades, and paying your tuition and fees.

  • High School Transcript – Submit your official, final high school transcript after your graduation.
    College Transcript(s) – If you have taken or are taking college-level course work, submit all official college transcripts in order to receive transfer credit and be placed in appropriate UNLV courses. Submit these transcripts prior to attending orientation.
    ACT/SAT Scores – If you have your official test scores or have improved scores, submit these as soon as possible. These scores will place you in appropriate classes.
    Placement Assessment – We understand you may not have been able to complete an ACT/SAT exam due to COVID-19. If this is the case, we want to work with you on getting placed into the right courses. Review the Placement Information for Incoming Freshman webpage to learn about the placement options available. If you have any questions, contact, and we'll be happy to help.
    AP/IB Test Scores – Send all AP/IB test scores as soon as possible or prior to attending orientation. If you are in an IB Certificate or Diploma Program, send your official transcript upon completion of your studies.

  • We encourage all students to apply for financial aid and scholarships by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. When you complete your FAFSA you are also automatically considered for institutional scholarships. You may also check with your academic college for additional scholarship opportunities.
    The FAFSA becomes available Oct. 1. Priority consideration for financial aid and scholarships will be given to those who submit a completed FAFSA by Nov. 1. You may apply after Nov. 1; however, funding may be limited.

  • New Student Orientation is a mandatory, one-day program to help you make a successful transition to UNLV. You must attend orientation to register for classes. You will also learn about the many resources available to you, meet students in your major, and learn about campus life. Orientation registration details will be emailed to your Rebelmail account.

What to Do Before You Arrive on Campus

  • 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 required documentation.

  • Make the most of your college experience by living on campus. Learn more about your housing and dining choices. The priority deadline for residence hall applications is June 1.
    Please note: admitted freshmen coming from a high school outside of Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City, or Pahrump — and taking six or more credits — must live on campus during their first year.

  • View your account balance, pay your tuition and fees, learn about deadlines, or sign up for a monthly payment plan on MyUNLV. Be sure to pay your tuition and fees before the start of the semester to avoid late fees.

  • Students attending UNLV must meet immunization requirements. Email proof of immunizations to as soon as possible to prevent registration holds.

    We understand you may have trouble getting your immunization records due to COVID-19. Please don't hesitate to email We want to work with you during this difficult period.

  • Opportunities abound for getting involved in university life. Connect with peers who share your passions in one of our 350+ student organizations. Whatever your interest, there is an organization to match.

  • Kick off your academic year with a series of exciting events during the first few weeks of school. Get ready to meet other new students, develop friendships, and have some fun!