The UNLV Dual Enrollment Program (formerly named “Early Studies Program”) provides highly motivated Nevada high school students an opportunity to get a head start on their college education by enrolling in UNLV courses before high school graduation. Dual Enrollment Program students also have the opportunity to earn dual credit (university and high school) with the approval of their high school counselors. Students who participate in the Dual Enrollment Program attend regular established UNLV courses that are enrolled with UNLV undergraduate students. In addition, Dual Enrollment students receive full access to Academic Success Center (ASC) resources, such as tutoring, advising, and academic success coaching. The Dual Enrollment Program attracts some of the best and brightest students in Clark County and creates a more streamlined bridge from high school to UNLV.
Please note that some departments at UNLV have independent arrangements with local high schools, which operates separately from the centralized UNLV Dual Enrollment Program housed in the ASC.
Get a head start on your college career by earning university credit.
Become a part of a diverse university, made up of approximately 29,000 students, offering more than 150 undergraduate, master, and doctoral degree programs.
Gain familiarity with the campus community through opportunities to participate in numerous campus activities and events.
Enroll in exciting, and challenging courses.
Earn dual credit for high school and university courses, depending on course selection and approval from your high school counselor.
Dual Enrollment students are eligible to enroll in most 100-level courses, some 200-level courses, and remedial courses during both semesters (fall/spring) and summer sessions. Students are eligible for daytime, evening, and online courses. To see which classes are available, search UNLV’s class schedule at MyUNLV. To enroll in UNLV English or Math Courses: Bring an unofficial copy of ACT or SAT scores showing your first and last names (no PSAT scores considered); or submit official SAT/ACT scores to UNLV Admissions Office at the time of application; or pay and take the ACT Residual placement test.
Interested high school students of all levels (freshman through senior) are eligible for the program. There is no high school GPA requirement, but we strongly recommend the program for students with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Apply as a non-degree-seeking student (UNLV Dual Enrollment Program). There is a $30 application fee. You should apply at least two weeks before the start of the semester/session for which you wish to enroll. When approved, you will receive an NSHE student ID number via email.