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Preparing to apply to the University

November 15 is our Early Action Admission deadline, but we don't rush into relationships. That's a non-binding decision. But don't procrastinate. Use our resources below to find out about our admission requirements and application deadlines, the materials you need to prepare to apply and class placement information for standardized testing.

Getting started with admissions

Come join Alphie, Wolfie Jr. and Luna at the University of Nevada, Reno! Whether you are a first-time student from out of state, an international student from Brazil or a student transferring from a community college in Nevada, we're excited you want to call Reno-Tahoe home. Learn about the admissions process below.

Admission requirements

Each year, we welcome applications from a diverse mix of students from across the world. The University of Nevada, Reno is a place where you can challenge yourself academically, establish friendships, learn the skills and build the knowledge necessary to solve the problems of tomorrow. Review the Admissions Requirements before you apply to UNR.
Guided Virtual Tours available: Experience the University of Nevada, Reno with our guided virtual visit. Lasting between 30 and 45 minutes, this live tour allows you to talk with admissions staff and students and ask questions as we guide you around the University.

What to do after you apply?

After submitting your application, you must create and activate a new MyNEVADA account to check your application status and to accept or decline admission to the University if you are accepted. After you submit an application, you will receive an email from the University with information regarding the activation of your MyNEVADA account. This email will be sent approximately one to two days after your application is received. Please allow for at least five business days for your application to be received, processed and acknowledged.
At that time, you will receive a 10-digit Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) identification number and an application number from the University. You will need both to complete the MyNevada registration process. Once you receive your application number and NSHE ID, you need to activate your account.

Activating your MyNEVADA account

Remember, your MyNEVADA username and password will be different than the username and password you created to submit an application to the University.
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