International Students

This will serve as a guide for International students who want to transfer credits to UNLV.

Steps for International Students

  1. Transcript

    Student will need to obtain original transcript.

  2. Transcript Evaluation

    Have the official transcript evaluated by a NACES member organization. This NACES evaluation and translation converts your non-US coursework to the US equivalency so that UNLV can evaluate your material for admission. You may wish to contact a few member organizations to determine the best price and timeline.

  3. Materials Submission

    Hard copies of official transcripts, NACES evaluation, and test scores must be in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution or testing agency and may be mailed to the following address:

    UNLV Office of Admissions
    4505 S. Maryland Pkwy. Box 451021
    Las Vegas, NV 89154-1021

    Institutions sending transcripts through a secure email method may use the following address: ugdocuments@unlv.edu

  4. Advising

    Make an Advising appointment to find out how your transfer credits will apply toward your degree.

  5. Credit for UNLV Course Equivalencies (if necessary)

    Students requesting credit for specific UNLV course equivalencies need to include detailed course descriptions (in English)  including course syllabus and textbook information. Translation of supporting documents does not have to be translated by a NACES member organization. However, it must be translated by an official governing body (e.g. University Faculty Member, Government agencies, etc). Translated documents must be notarized. Please submit these documents to your Academic Advisor for departmental review.

    Please allow adequate time for the departmental review process.

Important Notes

Transcripts:  Academic transcripts submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for evaluation must be certified original documents.  Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official certified evaluation by a NACES member organization.

Course equivalencies:  Students requesting credit for specific UNLV course equivalencies need to include detailed course descriptions (in English)  including course syllabus and textbook information. Translation of supporting documents does not have to be translated by a NACES member organization. However, it must be translated by an official governing body (e.g. University Faculty Member, School, Government agencies, etc). Translated documents must be notarized.

Credits:  The number of international transfer credits for each course is determined by the certified evaluation provided by NACES.

ENG 101:  The Transfer Articulation Unit does not make transfer credit recommendations for ENG 101 for completed non-U.S. coursework.

For general admission to UNLV, international students must provide proof of English Proficiency. Please refer to the Undergraduate Admissions International Applicants page for more information.