Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to assisting all students in navigating the degree programs within the College of Sciences as well as university and campus systems. We assist with distribution and completion of campus forms, and make referrals to other offices and services on campus. Advising maintains an updated student file containing each student’s academic record, which is available for student review any time during your college career.
We are located in Building A of the Paul McDermott Physical Education (MPE) building, Room 130.
Appointments and Hours
General Advising by appointment only
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 702-895-2077
Urgent Care (Drop-in) Advising
Wednesday, 9–11:45 a.m. and 1–3:45 p.m.
Pre-professional Career Mentoring
Pre-professional mentoring is by appointment only. Call 702-895-2077.
Admission to the College of Sciences
Currently enrolled students who wish to change their major to one in the College of Sciences must have a GPA of 2.50 and place in or have completed MATH 126 Precalculus I, or MATH 127 Precalculus II, or MATH 181 Calculus I or higher.
Current Students: How to Connect with an Advisor
New freshmen admitted for the fall semester will be advised at New Student Orientation (NSO) and at group advising in the fall. New freshmen admitted for the spring semester will be advised individually by appointment. Call 702-895-2077.
Mathematics Placement Challenge
Students at UNLV who wish to improve their mathematics course placement have three options:
- Option 1: ACT Residual Exam in Mathematics
- Option 2: Department of Mathematics Proficiency Exam
- Option 3: ALEKS Mathematics Placement Assessment
English Placement Options
Students at UNLV who wish to improve their English course placement have three options.
Transfer Students from the College of Southern Nevada
Students who plan at any time in the future to transfer from CSN to UNLV should meet with a UNLV advisor at the CSN campus. Student who have been admitted to UNLV should call our Advising Center at 702-895-2077 and ask for an advising appointment. Identify yourself as a CSN transfer student. An academic advisor will review with you how your CSN transfer courses fill requirements at UNLV, what classes you should enroll in during your first semester at UNLV, and answer any questions you may have.
Transfer Students from Other Institutions
Students who have been admitted to UNLV should call our Advising Center at 702-895-2077 and ask for an advising appointment. An academic advisor will review with you how your transfer courses fill requirements at UNLV, what classes you should enroll in during your first semester at UNLV, and answer any questions you may have.
General Advising Information
Learn more about your online resources, the UNLV academic advising syllabus, the UNLV degrees directory, how to view your personal UNLV advising report/degree audit, the MyUNLV online system, and the importance of keeping up with your Rebelmail.
Online Major Changes: First-semester Freshmen (less than 30 credits) with Current Major Exploring with a Pathways to Science Concentration
This online request to change major is only for first-semester freshmen who are currently an Exploring major with a Pathways to Sciences concentration, and who meet the minimum math requirement to change to a major within the College of Sciences, i.e. placement into Math 126 Precalculus I or higher. If you are currently enrolled in a math class below Math 126 then do not submit this request until your grade is posted in MyUNLV.
Other Major Changes
Call the College of Sciences Advising Center at 702-895-2077 for an appointment (do not complete an online form).
New Degree Worksheets
- Admission Requirements
- Calendars & Schedules
- Tutoring Opportunities
- Career Opportunities
- Student Organizations
- Preprofessional Fast-Track Programs
- Undergrad Biology Prereq Waivers (COS majors)
- Undergrad Biology Prereq Waivers (non-COS majors)
- Math Placement Options
- English Testing
- MPE-A Directions
- Laptops Hinder Learning
- Advantages of Longhand Note Taking