College Requirements

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Here are the basic requirements you need to meet to get into Nevada colleges.

Community College Requirements

  • High school graduate or General Education Development (GED)

For more admissions information about the community college of your choice, please use the following links:

College of Southern Nevada: https://www.csn.edu/admissions

Great Basin College: http://gbcnv.edu/admissions/

Truckee Meadows Community College: http://www.tmcc.edu/admissions/

Western Nevada College: http://www.wnc.edu/admissions/information/

State College Admission Requirements for Freshmen

  • High school graduate or General Education Development (GED)
  • GPA score of at least 2.0
  • Must have completed the following coursework:
    • Four years of English
    • Three years of mathematics with at least two being algebra I or higher – two years of applied algebra count as one year towards the requirement
    • Two years of science with at least one lab science
  • National college entrance tests, ACT/SAT, will be used as benchmarks for placement in English and mathematics courses.

For more information, please see the Nevada State College admissions information page: http://nsc.edu/admissions/applying-to-nsc/admissions-requirements/index.aspx

University Admission Requirements for Freshmen

  • High school graduate
  • GPA score of 3.0 (weighted) in the required high school courses for admission:
    • Four years of English
    • Three years of math (algebra I or higher)
    • Three years of natural science with at least two years of lab science
    • Three years of social science
  • If a first-time freshman does not meet the core academic GPA requirement, the ACT or SAT score may be used. An ACT composite score of 22 or an SAT combine score of 1120 is needed.

Note: These requirements are slightly different than those for the Millennium Scholarship, so be sure to know the difference.

For more information, please see the Admissions information websites for the university of your choice.

UNLV: https://www.unlv.edu/admissions

UNR: https://www.unr.edu/admissions

Although these are the basic requirements for each type of school, acceptance into these institutions are on a case by case basis.