Admissions Information - University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2024)

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  • Undergraduate Application Requirements
  • Undergraduate Admission Requirements
  • Admission Rules and Regulations
  • Title IX Regulation Statement
  • Credit Evaluation Policies
  • Nontraditional Credit
  • Nevada System of Higher Education Transfer Rights and Responsibilities for Students and Institutions

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, welcomes applications from all interested students. All the admission and application requirements are subject to modification by the Nevada Board of Regents and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and are provided here as a guideline. Please refer to our website (www.unlv.edu) for the most up-to-date requirements.

Statement of Commitment to the Recruitment of Diverse Students at UNLV
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), along with other research-intensive public universities in the United States, recognizes that a student body that is diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class background, and geography, among other dimensions of cultural difference, benefits and enriches the educational experiences of all students, faculty, and staff. Accordingly, UNLV strives to recruit students who will further enrich this diversity and to support their academic and personal success while they are a part of our campus community. The presence and achievement of racial and ethnic minority students at UNLV not only benefits these students individually, it enhances the educational and interpersonal experiences of everyone in our campus community. UNLV actively encourages applicants whose racial and ethnic backgrounds are underrepresented in higher education in Nevada, who are first-generation college students, and those with demonstrated financial need. Refer to the “University Community and Libraries” section of this catalog or www.unlv.edu/about/statements to review UNLV’s Reaffirmation of Commitment to Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity (EEO).

Undergraduate Application Requirements

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Application Priority Consideration Dates: The application deadline datesare June 1 forfall semesters and December 1 for spring semesters. To be assured full consideration, applications for admission should be received and completed by these dates. Completed applications will continue to be taken and considered up to the application deadline on a space-available basis. The deadline for priority consideration for financial aid is November 1 for fall semesters. Visit https://www.unlv.edu/admissions/first-year to view the most current dates and deadlines for domestic and international first-year students. For the most current dates and deadlines for domestic and international transfer students visit https://www.unlv.edu/admissions/transfer. Students are encouraged to apply well before the posted dates.

All applicants for admission shall complete such tests and furnish such information as required by the regulations published in this Catalog as of the semester of their initial enrollment. (See NSHE Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 5).

Admission Application: The online application for domestic and international applications is available through the university website. Applicants to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, are solely responsible for submitting a completed, signed, and dated application for undergraduate admission with supporting materials and a $60 nonrefundable application fee ($95 for international students) to the Office ofAdmissions. All application materials, including transcripts, become the property of the university, are not returnable, and cannot be reproduced orreleased to any party including the applicant.

Official Transcripts: High school students must submit their transcripts along with any coursework in progress. Applicants who have already graduated from high school must submit their final high school transcript that includes a date of graduation. Those applicants who have taken classes at a college or university during high school or any time before their application to UNLV must submit a separate official transcript from each institution attended regardless of whether credit was earned or not.All students using VA Education benefits are required to send military transcripts for transfer credit evaluation (38 CFR 21.4253, 21.4254, 21.4263).

Official academic transcripts must be submitted in the English language and must remain in the sealed envelope provided by the issuing institution(s) or provided electronically by the issuing institution(s) directly to UNLV.

Applicants who are enrolled in another educational institution at the time of application may submit an incomplete transcript for an admission decision to be rendered. However, final high school and/or college transcripts must be submitted no later than the Friday before classes start for the applicant’s term of admission.

Applicantswho have attended other educational institutions may not disregard such records and make application on the basis of select college transcripts. Any applicant who gains admission on the basis of incomplete or fraudulent credentials or misrepresentation in the Application for Undergraduate Admission shall have admission and registration rescinded without refund of any fees. Refer to the NSHE Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 9 for more information.

Official Test Scores: Effective Fall 2020, first-time freshman students seeking admission to UNLV may take the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Admissible scores include a composite score of 1120 on the SAT (post-March 2016); 1040 (pre-March 2016); or an ACT composite score of 22. This option may not be applicable to transfer students or international students whose admission requirements are otherwise defined. Official test scores from a testing agency or from a high school transcript must be submitted to UNLV if a student chooses to report ACT and/or SAT scores on their application for admission. Students may also have the option to take the ACT Residual exam through Educational Outreach. ACT Residual results will only be recognized at UNLV.

Placement Tests: Entering freshmen may take the American College Test (ACT) offered by the American College Testing Program, or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) offered by the College Entrance Examination Board which will be used to determine a student’s placement into English and math courses. The Math and English departments also offer placement tests for students who do not feel their ACT and/or SAT test scores are representative of their abilities in math and English or chose not to take the ACT and/or SAT. Additionally, students can also use Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) placement test for placement into math courses. Placement testing may not be taken more than two years prior to matriculation. For details regarding placement tests, visit unlv.edu/orientation/freshman/placement-info.

Individual departments may require additional test scores for placement (e.g. Chemistry, English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, etc.). Information regarding these examinations may be obtained from UNLV’s academic departments.

Immunization Records: Nevada state law requires that all admitted students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas submit proof of immunization to the Office of the Registrar before they may attend classes. Immunizations should be submitted electronically through the self-service portal at unlv.edu/registrar/immunizations. All students regardless of age must provide documentation of immunization within the last 10 years for Tetanus Diphtheria (TD). Students born in or after 1957 must provide documentation of immunity for two doses of live measles (Rubeola), one mumps, and one Rubella vaccination. If you do not have documentation, then you will need to re-establish immunizations before you can attend classes.

Immunizations may be obtained from your physician, the UNLV Student Health Center (https://www.unlv.edu/srwc), or the local county health district in your area. In Las Vegas, immunizations can be obtained at the Clark County Health District, located at 625 Shadow Lane.

Residency Application: The regulations pertaining to Nevada residency for tuition purposes are established by the Board of Regents. Each applicant claiming legal residency in Nevada must submit a residency application and supporting documentation along with their admission application. Current enrollees or graduates of a Nevada high school are exempt from this requirement. The residency application forms can be obtained from the university website (https://www.unlv.edu/admissions/residency) or from the Office of the Registrar.

Requirements for International Applicants: The University is authorized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to admit international students on F-1 student visas. International students are subject to additional requirements that are established by the University and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as outlined below (See NSHE Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 8):

1. Proof of English Language Proficiency: For general admission to UNLV international students must provide proof of English proficiency, unless the student qualifies for an exemption (see “English language Proficiency Exemptions” section. Test scores must be less than two years old at the time of application. Please see the minimum scores below that satisfy this requirement:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) IBT Test overall score of 61.
  • TOEFL Paper Based Test (accepted through April 2023) score of 500. UNLV institutional Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency (MTELP) score of 76 paper-based or Level 3-100 computer-based.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS – must be academic version) with an overall band of 6 and no band below 5.5.
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE - must be academic version) with an overall score of 44.
  • ACT Test score of 18 in the English section.
  • SAT test score of 480 on reading/writing.
  • Duolingo score of 95.
  • Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) score of B2.
  • English Language Services (ELS) score of 109.
  • Equivalent scores on other selected English proficiency exams approved by the Office of Admission.
  • Completion of ENG 113 (Composition I for International Students) at UNLV, which isstrongly recommended,or any course articulated as equivalent to ENG 101 (Composition I) with a grade of C or better, taken at any accredited institution. Please note, theWilliam F. Harrah College of Hospitalitydoes not accept this form of English proficiency.

English Proficiency Exemptions:

  • Applicants who have earned/will earn a degree, high school or otherwise, from a US institution.
  • Applicants who are from one of the following nations or who have earned/will earn a degree, high school or otherwise, from an institution in one of the following nations:
    Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Fiji, Irish Republic, Jamaica, New Zealand, St. Kitt & Nevis, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Singapore, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, North Ireland), U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Applicants who will earn/have earned a degree, high school or otherwise, outside of the US where English was the primary language of instruction.

Other reasonable evidence of fluency in English may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact internationaladmissions@unlv.edu for consideration.

For further details, visit unlv.edu/admissions/international.

2. Certification of Finances: Before the university may issue a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20), the Office of Admissions must receive a Confidential Financial Certification form indicating that the student has ready access to sufficient financial resources to fully meet all institutional and personal expenses while studying in the United States. The certification must be accompanied by a bank letter that has been signed and/or stamped by a bank official. Visit the Office of Admissions website at unlv.edu/admissions/internationalfor current information.


3.Copy of passport with all identifying information clearly displayed.


4.Health Insurance: All UNLV F-1 visa international students are required to purchase UNLV student medical health insurance regardless of other health insurance policies they may have. The requirement to purchase the UNLV student health insurance cannot be waived. International students are automatically charged health insurance premium fees when they register for classes. Optional dental coverage and vision insurance may also be purchased.


5.For international students who are currently attending a U.S. high school/college, UNLV will need to receive the Transfer-In form completed by the DSO at the student’s current institution.


The Office of Admissions will issue the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20/SEVIS record) to undergraduate international students who have provided the required certification of finances and who are admitted to a degree-seeking program. An I-20 cannot be issued for online degree programs, certificate programs, or for non-degree-seeking courses taken.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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The minimum academic requirements for admission to the university are described below. Please note that admission to the university may not mean admission to the program of your choice. Specific academic programs may have additional entrance requirements beyond those required for admission to the university. Applicants should consult the corresponding section of this catalog to find out about additional requirements for their major of choice (see NSHE Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 5).

High School Students: Admission to the university requires graduation from an accredited high school with a minimum weighted grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in the following required high school courses.

ENGLISH: Emphasis on composition; rhetoric; and
American, English, and world literature………………………4 units

MATHEMATICS: Algebra or higher-level mathematics,
including algebra I and II, geometry, analytic
geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, probability and
statistics and other advanced mathematics………………..3 units

NATURAL SCIENCE: (lab or simulation); Including
biology, chemistry or physics with at least two
years in a laboratory science…………………………………….3 units

SOCIAL SCIENCE STUDIES: Including world history,
geography, U.S. history, economics, government,
or law…………………………………………………………………….3 units

TOTAL………………………………………………………………..13 units

A student who has successfully completed one or more computer science courses can apply not more than one unit of credit received for such a course to the units of natural science requirmentsfor university admission. Students who have not completed these aforementioned required high school courses and/or have notearned a minimum grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) may be admitted to the university if they have earned a composite score of 1120 on the SAT (post March 2016) 1040 (pre March 2016) or an ACT composite score of 22, or earned a Nevada Advanced High School Diploma or a College and Career Ready High School Diploma.

Transfer Students: Except for in-state transfer students as described in the section “In-State Transfer Students,” admission to a four-year degree program is granted to domestic and international applicants transferring from another regionally-accredited college or university provided that 24 transferable semester credits have been completed and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 in those transferable credits has been achieved. The applicant must be in good standing and eligible to return to the educational institution last attended (i.e., the applicant cannot be on academic or behavioral suspension at any previously attended institutions).

Applicants who have attempted 23 or fewer college credits after high school graduation are subject to the high school admission requirements previously described. The high school record must meet the minimum grade point average or other requirements as indicated in the “High School Students” section.

In-State Transfer Students:Applicants wishing to transfer to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, from another institution within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) must apply for admission to UNLV through the Office ofAdmissions and must fulfill the same requirements as those applicants who are not enrolled within the NSHE system. However, transfer students with a conferred Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Science degree, or Associate of Business degree from an NSHE institution only need to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 for admission to the university.

Final Enrollment Procedures: Admission will be granted to students applying for admission while still enrolled at another institution (high school, college, or university) if their current academic record indicates that they are admissible at the time of evaluation and that they will qualify for full admission upon completion of work in progress. Full admission is granted when all final credentials from institutions previously attended have been received and evaluated by the Office ofAdmissions and provided the applicant still meets the minimum admission requirements. Failure to submit final documentsby the deadline listed in the academic calendar may result in cancellation of admission and/or enrollment (see Readmission after Cancellation). Failure to meet the minimum admission requirements after evaluation of final course work will result in cancellation of admission and/or enrollment. Freshmen should submit a final official high school transcript indicating the date of graduation and the final semester’s grades for the work in progress prior to their date of matriculation at UNLV. Transfer students should submit a final transcript for any courses completed prior to their date of matriculation at UNLV.

Students who do not enroll for the term in which they submitted a degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking application for are discontinued.

GED Recipients and Home-Schooled Students: Applicants who received a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) are admissible if they have achieved a minimum composite score of 22 on the ACT; 1040 or 1120 (post March 2016) on the SAT; or 22 on the ACT Residual. If a GED or High School Equivalency recipient has not achieved either standardized test score, they can appeal through the Faculty Senate Admissions Committee (see Alternative Admission Policy).

Homeschool Applicants: If a student’s high school transcript is not issued by an accredited high school or homeschool agency, the coursework on the transcript will be evaluated for meeting the high school graduation requirements for the state they reside in. Each state’s Department of Education website has information on high school graduation requirements and high school equivalency programs.Students denied admission can appeal through the Faculty Senate Admissions Committee (see Alternative Admission Policy).

Alternative Admission Policy: The Nevada Board of Regents has authorized the university to admit each year a limited number of deserving students who do not satisfy the university’s minimum admission requirements but who may be admissible through alternate means. Admission by alternative criteria is an option for those applicants who are denied admission. The criteria for admission under the alternative admission program are:

o A combination of test scores and grade point average that indicate potential for success.

o Special talents and/or abilities such as, but not limited to, the visual or performing arts or athletic abilities.

o Other evidence of potential for success.

o Improvement in the high schoolrecord.

o Overcoming adversity or special hardship.

o Other special circ*mstances.

Applications for alternative admission criteria are reviewed by the Faculty Senate Admissions Committee. In addition to the application procedures described earlier, an applicant for alternative admission is also required to submit the documents listed below and to meet any other educational criteria that may be required by the Office ofAdmissions.

1. All official transcripts indicating completion of all work in progress.

2. Officialstandardized test scores (ACT or SAT) or other documented evidence of the necessary capability, readiness, achievement, and motivation to be successful in university-level study. In order to be official, scores must be sent directly from the testing agency or appear on an official high school transcript.

3. A personal explanation of the circ*mstances of previous academic performance.

4. Two letters of recommendation from an employer, educator, or responsible official.

Students admitted by the Faculty Senate Admissions Committee are required to meet with an Academic Success Center success coach at least twice during their first semester and must achieve a 2.0 grade point average for six or more baccalaureate-level credits by the end of that semester. Students who do not meet this requirement during their first semester will also be required to meet with a success coach during their second semester to develop a success plan.

Second Baccalaureate Degree Students: An applicant who has earned one bachelor’s degree from UNLV may apply for admission to earn a second bachelor’s degree from UNLV according to the requirements and procedures outlined for transfer students. Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree froman institution other than UNLVand studentswho have earned a bachelor’s degree from UNLV and have had a gap in their enrollmentare required to submit an application for admission and $60 ($95 for international students)non-refundable application fee. Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from UNLV with no gap in their enrollment are not required to pay the application fee.

Students are not permitted to earn two bachelor’s degrees in the same specialized discipline. Information regarding the number of credits required and the course work required for a second degree may be obtained by consulting the section on Academic Policies and the section describing the desired major in this catalog.

Non-degree Seeking Undergraduate Student Status: At UNLV, any person, subject to review and approval by the University, may enroll as a non-degree seeking student for purposes of personal enrichment, professional development, or to improve their academic record in order to be reconsidered for admission after denial of admission for insufficient academic credentials. Applicants who wish to enroll as a non-degree seeking student must submit an application and$30 non-refundable application fee. Non-degree seeking students may enroll for a maximum of eight credits per semester. Although there is no limit to the total number of credits one may earn as a non-degree seeking student, no more than 24 credits may be applied toward a bachelor’s degree upon admission.

Freshman applicants who are denied admission may enroll as non-degree seeking students. These students will be considered for admission as transfer students upon completion of 24 credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.

Transfer applicants denied regular admission may also enroll as non-degree seeking students. These students will be eligible for admission when the combination of their UNLV grade point average and the cumulative average of all other college or university-level course work meets the university’s minimum transfer admission GPA requirement of 2.5.

Upon reaching thetransfer admission requirements, these non-degree seeking students who were previously deniedmust submit a new degree seeking application and feein order to be reconsidered for admission.

Applicants interested in non-degree seeking graduate status should inquire with the Graduate College.

Admissions Rules and Regulations

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Denial of Admission: Applicants who do not meet the university’s regular admission requirements will be denied admission and may appeal to the Faculty Senate Admission Committee to be considered for admission under alternative criteria (see Alternative Admission Policy). Applicants denied admission as regular students may also enroll as non-degree seeking students until such time as a grade point average is achieved which meets the university’s transfer student requirements (see Non-Degree Seeking Undergraduate Student Status section).

Readmission: Fully admitted degree-seeking students who stop out for more than two semesters (excluding summer) are discontinued from the university and are required to submit an application for re-admission. The application should be submitted with any required supporting documents to the Office of Admissions and is subject to the admissions application deadlines.

Title IX Regulation Statement

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UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of any other legally protected category as is set forth in the NSHE Handbook Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’s Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through theonline reportingform, byemailattitleixcoordinator@unlv.edu, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.

Credit Evaluation Policies

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Freshmen and transfer applicants to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas may be awarded credit for previous college or university course work, certain nationally administered examinations, correspondence and extension work, and military service according to policies established by the university and the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education. The policies are as indicated in this section.

Previous College or University Course Work:

Students who are transferring baccalaureate-level course work from regionally accredited institutions of higher education ordinarily will be granted credit for work completed that is equivalent to courses offered at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, or that can, upon petition, be applied to a degree in the general education core or as general elective credit. The amount of credit awarded is based upon university regulations and the guidelines below:

A. Regionally Accredited Institutions: To be granted credit, transfer course work must have been earned at an institution accredited by one of the eight regional accrediting associations listed below and recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or they must have been earned at an institution that is a candidate for accreditation by one of these associations.

  1. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  2. Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  3. Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  4. New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
  5. Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  6. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  7. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

B. Nationally Accredited Institutions: Generally, credits earned at nationally accredited institutions will not be accepted by UNLV. However, credits earned in specialized institutions offering associate or bachelor degrees that are accredited (or that are candidates for accreditation) by one of the six national accrediting associations listed below will be evaluated on an individual, course-by-course basis if requested by the student by means of petition to the specific academic department.

  1. Distance Education Accreditation Commission (DEAC)
  2. Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
  3. Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)
  4. Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools (AARTS)
  5. Association of Theological Schools The Commission on Accrediting (ATS)
  6. Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)

Transfer credit from any of the six CHEA-recognized nationally accredited institutions may be granted for courses that are comparable to those offered by UNLV or by other regionally accredited colleges and universities, provided the courses are relevant to the student’s academic program. A petition approved by the specific academic department is required to grant transfer credit from the above nationally accredited institutions.

C. Transfer General Education Waiver for California IGETC & Breadth Certifications Policy

Students transferring from a regionally accredited community college or California State University (CSU) campus, with completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CSU Breadth requirements, certified on an official transcript on or after August 23, 2017, will have all UNLV General Education Core requirements waived, with the exception of the Nevada Constitutions requirement and the ENG 102 requirement (required for CSU Breadth certified students only). All transfer students must complete the Milestone and Culminating experiences designated for their majors.

Transfer students are strongly encouraged to review major program requirements in the UNLV Undergraduate Catalog and to consult with an academic advisor to understand how coursework completed for IGETC or CSU Breadth will satisfy major-specific lower-division requirements.

D. Unaccredited Institutions: Credits earned in U.S. institutions of higher education that are not accredited by one of the regional or national accrediting associations recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) are not accepted by the university. The policies permitting advanced course placement and the earning of credit for nontraditional learning (see Nontraditional Credit) provide adequate opportunities for the objective evaluation of knowledge acquired through a variety of learning experiences, including military schools.

E. Duplicate or excess credit is not counted toward a UNLV degree.

F.Transferable baccalaureate-level credit earned at a regionally accredited community or junior college may be applied toward a UNLV bachelor’s degree.

G. Although transferable credit may be awarded at the point of admission, there is no guarantee that all transferable course work will be applicable to every degree program. However, course work that is deemed transferable at the point of admission will, at a minimum, be eligible for general elective credit.

Nontraditional Credit

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The following programs offer students the opportunity to earn credits through examination and military service. The maximum number of credits that may be applied toward a UNLV degree from these programs is 60. An official copy of appropriate grades/scores must be sent to the Office ofAdmissions directly from the school, testing service, or reporting agency.

Note: Nontraditional and prior learning creditsdonot meet the graduation requirement satisfying earned credit from a 4-year institution.

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
  • Other types of Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

UNLV will NOT accept the following types of credit:

  • Credit awarded by post secondary institutions for life experience.
  • Credit awarded for courses taken at non-collegiate institutions unless otherwise stated above (e.g., governmental agencies, corporations, industrial firms, etc.).
  • Credit awarded by post secondary institutions for non-credit courses, workshops and seminars offered by other post-secondary institutions as part of continuing education programs.

Nevada System of Higher Education Transfer Policies

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Transfer credit for courses taken at other NSHE Institutions is governed by policies established in the NSHE Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 14, Sections 16, 17 18, and 19.

For transferring course work from other NSHE institutions:

  1. The completion of the associate of arts, associate of science, and associate of business degree at a community college automatically fulfills the lower-division general education requirements at any other NSHE institution (NSHE Handbook Title 4, Chapter 14, Section 16, Subsection 1.a.).
  2. Baccalaureate level courses included as part of the associate of arts, associate of science, or associate of business degree will transfer to any other NSHE institution at a minimum as general elective credit (NSHE Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 14, Section 16, Subsection 1.d.).
  3. Completion of the associate of arts, associate of science, or the associate of business degree does not guarantee satisfaction of all state college or university lower-division requirements except for the lower-division general education requirements (Section 13.1.e.).
  4. All undergraduate courses in the NSHE must be common course numbered with equivalent courses offered throughout the System. An NSHE transfer guide or common course numbering master file shall be maintained by the Office of the Chancellor and published on the Web. (NSHE Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 14, Section 17, Subsections 1 and 3).
  5. Each institution shall determine the acceptability of general elective transfer credits, and departmental, college, or other requirements or equivalents shall be forwarded to the appropriate department or college for course evaluation. If general elective credit is granted by one institution, then all institutions shall accept the credit. Appropriate consultation with the faculty is encouraged throughout the evaluation process. (NSHE Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 14, Section 18, Subsection 3).
  6. If the institution denies the transfer of credit or the articulation of the credit to the student’s degree requirements, the student may appeal the institutional decision. Each institution shall establish an appeal process that must be made available to all students and posted on the institution’s website. Courses identified as non-transferrable in the student information system or the originating institution’s catalog are not subject to appeal. The institution shall notify the student in writing of the final outcome of the appeal and, if transfer credit or the articulation of credit is denied, the reason for the denial. After all institutional appeal processes are exhausted, a student may submit a request for review of the final institutional decision to the NSHE Articulation Coordinating Committee in accordance with Section 14 of this Chapter. (NSHE Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 14, Section 18, Subsection 6.b.).
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