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First Year Students

We know selecting your dream college is a big decision, so we couldn’t be more excited that you’re here! When you attend Nevada State, you’ll receive a high-quality education from expert faculty members, outstanding student support and services, caring advisors and so much more. Here you’ll find all the information you’ll need to enroll as a first-year student at Nevada State University.

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Explore Academics & Majors

Degrees and Programs – Our range of course offerings gives you the flexibility to explore your options and find the major that best fits your interests. Browse Degrees

Academic Success Center(ASC) – Nevada State’s offers you a range of services including free one-on-one and group tutoring sessions. Find Out More

Academic Calendar – Find out important dates for the upcoming year. Academic Calendar

Writing Center – The Nevada State College Writing Center offers free writing support for Nevada State students. Visit Writing Center

Programs and Partnerships – We provide a range of special programs and partnerships that you’ll benefit from as a Nevada State student. Find out which programs are a match for you and set sail on a life-changing course of action that will introduce you to terrific and admirable participants and leaders! View Partnerships

Costs & Aid

Tuition and Fees – College is an investment of a lifetime. Learn about your options and the resources available for students.  How to Pay

Financial Aid – With many financial aid programs available, don’t let finances stop you from achieving a college education.  Financial Aid

Admissions & Recruitment Scholarships – Learn about available scholarship opportunities and find out how to apply. Scholarship Opportunities

VA Education Benefits – Veterans are eligible to receive benefits through the VA Education Benefits program. VA Benefits

Visit Us

Schedule a Campus Tour – Our knowledgeable Student Ambassadors will guide you on exploring the highlights of our beautiful campus. Schedule a Tour

Campus maps and hours – Information about buildings and classrooms. View Campus Map

Student Life – Student government, clubs and organizations, and campus recreation. Experience our Student Life

Admission Requirements

High School GPA:

  • Cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of at least 2.5

High School Courses:

  • English: Emphasis on composition, rhetoric, and American, English, and world literature (4 units)
  • Mathematics: Three units including at least two units of algebra 1 and higher level mathematics, chosen from second year algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, probability and statistics, and other advanced mathematics (3 units)
  • Natural Sciences:  (lab or simulation) Including biology, chemistry or physics, with at least one year in laboratory science (2 units)
  • Social Science/Studies: Including world history and geography, US history, economics, government, or law (3 units)

GED recipients:

  • Test score range of 165-200 (Test date of January 2014-current)
    • If you have taken the GED before 2014, please send your test scores to the admission office for review)

HiSET recipients:

  • Test score range of 15 or higher
Parents & Families

Parent Information –  Parents and families are an important part of a student’s success! The intent of this page is to provide additional resources to aid in the successful completion of the student’s first year experience. Parent Toolbox

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Complete Online Application

Get started on your online application and submit the $30 application fee. During the application process, you will be asked to designate what student type you are.

Application for First Year Students

Spring 2024

Jan 16, 2024 – May 4, 2024

Application Deadline: January 1, 2024
Transcript Deadline: January 8, 2024

Application for First Year Students

Summer 2024

May 6, 2024 – Aug 10, 2024

Application Deadline: April 15, 2024
Transcript Deadline: April 23, 2024

Application for First Year Students

Fall 2024

Aug 28, 2024 – Dec 2, 2024

Application Deadline: July 1, 2024
Transcript Deadline: August 1, 2024

For First Year Admitted Students

Orientation (Mandatory)

Student Orientation will help you make a successful transition to college. Orientation Information

First Year Fest (Mandatory)

First Year Fest is a mandatory event for all incoming first year students. During this event you will make connections with fellow first year scorpions, engage with student support services, and gain knowledge that will keep you motivated to begin your first year at Nevada State! You will learn more about this event at New Student Orientation. 


At Nevada State College we want to do everything we can to put you on a pathway to success.  For fall admits, Academic Advisors will create your first semester schedule that aligns with your declared major and any prior earned credit. You will be provided this schedule once you attend Orientation. If the schedule created for you does not work due to extenuating circumstances, you may petition the Academic Advising Center for a schedule change.

For spring or summer admits, you will be required to meet with an Advisor one-on-one to create your first-year schedule. You may contact the Academic Advising Center to schedule an appointment with your Advisor.

Scorpion Preview Day (Optional)

The Scorpion Preview Day is exclusively for First Year Students who have been Accepted for the Fall and Summer semesters. This event provides Accepted First Year Students and their parents/guardians the opportunity to connect with our faculty, clubs and organizations, and experience a tour of our dynamic modern campus. Please check your NSC emails for details.

FERPA Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. It provides that all records pertaining to a student that are maintained by the College District must be open to inspection by the student and may not be made available to any other person without the written authorization of the student.

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