Admitted International Checklist

Follow these steps if you're a newly admitted international student.

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.

  • If you are still enrolled in classes, be sure to submit your official final transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Admission is conditional until your official final transcripts are received. We recommend submitting these as soon as possible, once grades are posted or scores are available.

  • Complete the Confidential Financial Certification Form and submit it, along with a bank letter, to the Office of Admissions. Bank letters can be no older than six months from the start of the program, must be signed or stamped by the bank, and must be from an account with readily available funds.

    Submit this as soon as possible to expedite the processing of your Form I-20. The priority deadline to submit these is six weeks prior to the program start date listed on the Form I-20.

    • Students Already Studying in the U.S.: Notify your current school of your intent to transfer to UNLV by showing a copy of your acceptance letter.

    • Students Outside of the U.S.: Pay the SEVIS fee online and schedule your visa interview after you receive the Form I-20.

  • International students must speak with an academic advisor in the area of their major in order to register for classes.

  • All enrolled students who attend classes on campus must provide documentation of immunizations. We recommend you submit these as soon as possible to prevent possible registration holds on your account. Some immunizations do expire, so you may be required to submit updated immunization records. Find out what’s required and where to submit your proof of immunizations.

  • 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.

  • New International Student Orientation is a mandatory, one-day program to help you make a successful transition to UNLV. 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.

  • All newly admitted international students must complete the international student check-in process with the Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS). You must report to OISS by your program start date to maintain lawful F-1 status. You may enter the country 30 days before your official program start date shown on your Form I-20. Look for your check-in instructions in your Rebelmail. Schedule an appointment or video conference for assistance.

What to Do Before You Arrive on Campus

  • 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.

  • 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!