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First-Year Students

Making the transition to college is an exciting time full of questions and new horizons. Academic advisors are here to assist with your transition to UNLV. If this is your first year, utilize this page to start learning about what to do next.

  • High School vs. College
    Understand the differences between high school and college, and set yourself up for a successful first year.
  • Credit Load vs. Workload
    Follow these tips to help manage your time if you plan on working while going to school.
  • Key Terms
    Get a list of commonly used terms for academic advising.
  • Registration Process
    Find helpful tips and suggestions to assist you with the registration process.
  • General Education
    Find out about UNLV’s general education requirements.
  • Campus Involvement
    Break up your study time and have some valuable experiences outside the classroom.
  • Orientation
    R.S.V.P. and obtain a schedule for the two-day event.
  • Roles and Responsibilities
    Learn about the roles and responsibilities of students, parents, and advisors.
  • FAQ
    Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about academic advising.
  • Colleges and Advising Centers
    Access a list of advising centers and their respective majors.
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