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Parent and Guardian Page

A resource page for your
First Time Student

Welcome To The Nevada State Family

By partnering together, your student can find the success and opportunity they desire. We hope to cultivate your student both personally and professionally during their time at the College. We urge you to utilize this site in learning more about your student’s progression through college and the resources we have provided to help them be successful. Have more questions? We are here to help. Please send us an email and we will get right back to you with the answers:

Things to know about before applying to Nevada State

Admission requirments

First Time Freshmen 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
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. Learn More

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

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

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

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! Learn More

Costs & Aid

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

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

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

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

Explore and Visit

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

Campus maps and hours – Information about buildings and classrooms. Learn More

Student Life – Student government, clubs and organizations, and campus recreation. Learn more

Things to know after being admitted

Orientation Programs

New Student Orientation (Mandatory)

New Student Orientation is a mandatory one-day program for all new first time students! During Orientation, your student will get registration details for classes, learn about the college’s academic expectations and student life policies, learn about financial aid, and meet with faculty from your program. Click here to learn more

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

Newly Admitted Scorpions (Strongly Recommended)

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. Check your email for details on the date and time.


At Nevada State 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 New Student 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.

Campus Support

Supporting student success is just one more way we strive to BE GREAT!

Please click here to learn more.

Student Life

Experience our vibrant campus community by being involved in activities and organizations on campus.

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Important dates

The academic calendar is maintained by the Office of the Registrar. The calendar shows important dates like financial aid deadlines, semester dates, registration dates, and tuition due dates.

Please click here to learn more.

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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Career Services

Did you know that all students and alumni have full access to the Career Services Center at Nevada State FOR LIFE? 

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Visit our schools Commencement Ceremony Homepage for more information.


The Nevada State Alumni Network is a way for all Nevada State Graduates to stay connected to our alma mater, get involved with campus as an alum, and give back to our students.

Visit our school’s Alumni Page for more information.