UNLV Advanced Studies Program

The UNLV Advanced Studies Program is a unique concurrent enrollment cohort program for excelling southern Nevada high school juniors and seniors. Selected students will earn university credit, which may be back-transferred to their respective high schools for dual credit. During the one-year program, students will earn up to 15 university credits through a prescribed curriculum. The program will allow students to continue on their path to high school graduation at their respective institution.


  • Earn university and high school dual credit for only $50 per course
  • Potential to enter postsecondary education with an increased level of college readiness
  • Enroll in exciting and challenging courses at a diverse, research university
  • Opportunity to experience campus life and academic rigor in preparation for post-high school academics
  • Receive full access to UNLV Academic Success Center resources
  • Interact with an academically driven cohort of students


Students will be enrolled in a prescribed curriculum of 100-level or 200-level General Education courses during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semester. Qualified UNLV faculty will instruct all courses. Program courses will be scheduled outside of typical hours students attend high school.

Potential Program Courses: First-Year Seminar, Psychology, Sociology, Geology, Communications, Women's Studies, History, and more.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Incoming junior or senior status at a Las Vegas area High School or home-schooled
  • Minimum 3.5 unweighted cumulative high school GPA
  • Minimum "B" or higher in Math and English courses during the previous academic year
  • A 500-max word essay demonstrating level of motivation, potential for success, and academic/professional goals
  • Two professional recommendations (e.g., counselor, teacher, coach)
  • Signed permission waiver from parent or guardian for program participation
  • Signed approval letter from appropriate high school guidance counselor or administrator


Qualified incoming high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply for the program during the open application period. The application will be available on February 4, 2019 and must be submitted no later than April 15, 2019. Application submissions must include all required documents to be considered. There is no fee for the Advanced Studies application.

Note: Advanced Studies Program students have the opportunity to earn dual credit (university and high school) with the approval of their high school counselors. Students will not be eligible for dual credit during the final summer session of the program because it is after high school graduation.

Application Forms

Date Information
February 4, 2019 to April 15, 2019 Application Open
April 16, 2019 to May 6, 2019 Applications Reviewed
May 6, 2019 Students notified of program acceptance
July to August, 2019 Course fee payment of $100 (2 x $50) collected for Fall 2019
August 2019 New Student Orientation
August 26, 2019 Courses Begin

Contact Us

Michael Hack, Academic Transitions Specialist

Phone: 702-895-0442
Email: advancedstudies@unlv.edu
Campus Location: Academic Success Center