Incoming students who do not meet the requirements to declare a major within the College of Sciences will be switched to an Exploring major under the Sciences Pathway program through the Academic Success Center. This program provides additional support from Academic Success Coaches, who will also assist students with planning their course schedule. Students will be able to switch to their desired College of Sciences major upon meeting the College of Sciences eligibility requirements.
All newly admitted students must receive advising before they can register for classes at UNLV. This ensures that students’ understand and enroll in the correct classes for their respective degree programs to stay on track for graduation.
Incoming freshmen are required to attend New Student Orientation (NSO) before they can register for classes. At the NSO, students will meet with College of Sciences academic advisors. Students will also:
To be placed in a College of Sciences major, students are required to have a minimum math placement score to be placed into MATH 126, Precalculus I. These scores are ACT: 23+, SAT: 550+, ALEKS: 61+, or DMS: 18+. Students who do not meet the minimum math placement score with be placed into the Academic Success Center’s Science Pathways program and will transition to their desired College of Sciences major once completed with MATH 126, Precalculus I.
Students who desire to test into MATH 126 prior to the beginning of the semester can take the ACT Residual or MATH Placement exam options listed below (some fees may be required). Students may also try to place into a higher level English, Chemistry, or Foreign Language course.
Depending on the test taken and score received, students can receive credit for taking advanced placement tests. Students are recommended to contact their advisor for more information or review the undergraduate catalog.
Students are advised to submit their official AP/IB scores to the UNLV Office of Admissions via CollegeBoard as soon as possible to prevent processing delays.
The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps students receive college credit for what they already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, available at more than 2,900 colleges and universities. CLEP exams allow students to place into the right classes so students can avoid repeating material and move into more advanced classes sooner. Please review the course catalog to determine the CLEP tests accepted at UNLV and the minimum scores needed.
All incoming students are required to submit their immunization records or a religious exemption form and medical exemption form prior their first semester at UNLV. Failure to provide proof of immunization(s) will result in an enrollment hold and an administrative drop from enrolled courses.Students who received their immunization(s) in Nevada may use a free, state database called WebIZ to find and print their record.
To complete this task, students may:
- Email records directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax records to our office at 702-895-1118
- Drop records off at the Office of the Registrar in Student Services Complex Building C (SSC-C) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
- Mail records to the:
Office of the Registrar
University of Nevada Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy Las Vegas, NV 89154-1029