Freshman Admission

  • The following high school course admission requirement will apply for freshman admission to Nevada State.

High School Course(s)


English: Emphasis on composition, rhetoric, and American, English, and world literatures


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


Natural Science: (lab or simulation) Including biology, chemistry or physics, with at least one year in laboratory science


Social Science/ Studies: Including world history and geography, US history, economics, government, or law


  • Admission to freshman standing requires graduation from an accredited or approved high school with a minimum unweighted overall grade point average of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
  • A student who does not meet the admission requirements may be admitted through other criteria upon the approval of the Admissions Review Committee (ARC). The number of students admitted under this criteria may not exceed 15 percent of the previous year’s admissions. The requirement for admission under this provision are:
    • A combination of test score and grade point average that indicate potential for success;
    • Special talents and/or abilities such as, but not limited to, the visual or performing arts or athletic abilities;
    • Other evidence of potential for success;
    • Improvement in the high school record; or
    • Other special circumstances
  • High school juniors and/or seniors may be permitted to enroll, prior to actual graduation, under the following condition:
    • High school students who are at least 15 years of age may enroll as non-degree students in a maximum of six undergraduate credits or equivalent per semester.
    • Conditional freshman admission is offered to qualified high school students who have completed the junior year with a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average reported on an official high school transcript. Students must submit final official high school transcript indicating award of diploma immediately upon graduation.
  • Students who received a GED - General Equivalency Diploma:
    • Students who have earned a GED or Adult Education credential will be reviewed by the Admissions Review Committee. Students will be asked to submit all transcripts, an official copy of their GED and a personal statement. The committee will evaluate the level of academic preparedness for college and determine eligibility based on these factors.
  • Home Schooled Students:
    • Home schooled students are required to meet the minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, and complete the same course requirements as listed above. In addition, home schooled students are required to take the SAT or ACT to determine college preparation and readiness.