University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Mar 30, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023

Admission Information for International Students

The minimum academic requirements for international applicants are:

  1. Official evidence of an educational-level equivalent to graduation from an accredited American high school with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Evidence of above-average ability in an academic curriculum as verified by official transcripts or satisfactory test scores.
  3. Applicants with advanced standing must submit evidence of above-average achievement (2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale) in their college-level courses.
  4. Graduate applicants must submit degree certification indicating equivalency to a U.S. bachelor’s or master’s degree. Minimum undergraduate grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) is 2.75 for a master’s degree and 3.0 for a doctoral degree.
  5. For an international student application and complete list of admission requirements, please go to or contact Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) MS 074, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV 89557. The office may also be reached by telephone: (775) 784-6874, fax, (775) 327-5845 or e-mail:
  6. All new international students must report to the Office of International Students and Scholars with current visa documents. The OISS is located in the Fitzgerald Student Services Building, room 120 and may be reached by phone at (775) 784-6874 or via e-mail at Undergraduate students must take the online English bridge test at the Writing & Speaking Center if they are not eligible for a waiver. To register for the test, students must send an email with their NSHE ID number, noting that they want to register for the Bridge Test, to There is no charge for the test. Based on the results of the test, the student may be required to take additional English language courses during the first semester on campus. Students will be given additional check-in procedures at the Office of International Students and Scholars.