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Non-Traditional Students

Whatever path you've followed, and however many stops along the way you have had to make, UNLV is here to welcome you to Rebel Nation.

Are you a non-traditional student?

The road to a college degree isn’t always a straight line from start to graduation. UNLV is dedicated to providing guidance, support, and resources to enhance the educational experience from orientation to graduation, and that is especially true for students who may identify as non-traditional. UNLV strives to foster an environment of scholarship and service, where students feel that they belong to a community, no matter the path that led you to becoming a Rebel.

You may classify yourself as a non-traditional student if you identify as any of the following:

  • You are 24 years of age or older;
  • You have dependent children or loved ones;
  • You have had an interruption or delay in your education since high school or a previous college;
  • You work while attending school;
  • Classified as financially independent for financial aid purposes;
  • You serve or have served in the military (you may also like to work with the Military and Veteran Services Center at UNLV);
  • You do not feel you fit in with the traditional undergraduate student body.
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Michael and Gloria Flores
May. 20, 2019

Gloria Flores and her son, Michael, share a stage as they both earn degrees on the same day.

May. 9, 2018

The nontraditional student worked as a flight attendant and juggled motherhood as she discovered her path to becoming a storyteller.

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Nov. 9, 2017

For veteran Randy Dexter, man's best friend —and a campus organization — made all the difference.


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