Admission Requirements

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Requirements for Admission to UNLV & the College of Education

The College of Education is committed to creating an intellectual environment that promotes quality instruction, significant research, and professional service.

  1. Call the Office of the Registrar and Admissions at 702-895-3443 or visit the Undergraduate Admissions Application web page. This process will include a transcript evaluation if you are a transfer student.

Deadlines are subject to change, please contact the Office of the Registrar and Admissions (702-895-3443) for the most accurate information.

The UNLV application requires choice of major. If you indicate an Education major here (i.e., Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Human Services, Secondary Education, or Special Education), the UNLV Admissions Office will forward your file to the COE Advising Center. Admission to the College of Education requires a minimum 2.75 GPA.

You should begin reviewing the UNLV Undergraduate Catalog. All students are responsible for information in the Undergraduate Catalog, including degree requirements, policies, and procedures.

  1. Once admitted to UNLV as an Education major, you will automatically receive a welcome letter from our office. This letter will instruct you to immediately make an appointment with an academic advisor. You will not be able to register for courses until you meet with an advisor. You may discuss your course planning with an advisor in person or over the phone (call 702-895-1537 to schedule an appointment), or through our online system.
  2. As your advisor will discuss with you, all new students are strongly encouraged to attend "New Student Orientation." Click here for more information: http://orientation.unlv.edu/.

It is highly recommended that you meet with an advisor in the College of Education Undergraduate Advising Center each semester to plan a schedule and obtain current information on course requirements, deadlines, etc. Call 702-895-1537 for an appointment.

Applications For Full Admission To Major

To be considered for full admission you must have met all pre-major requirements.

Elementary Education Program

  • Application Instructions [ PDF ]
  • Application Form [ PDF ]

Secondary Education

  • Application Instructions [ PDF ]
  • Application Form [ PDF ]

Special Education

  • Application Instructions [ PDF ]
  • Application Form [ PDF ]

Attending as a non-admitted student

An individual who is at least 18 years of age OR who has graduated from high school has the option of attending UNLV as a non-admitted student. A non-admitted student is a student who has not been officially admitted to UNLV. Non-admitted students may take a maximum of 8 credits per semester. A maximum of 24 credits earned as a non-admitted student may be applied towards a Bachelor's degree. Non-admitted students can be advised through the Academic Success Center.

Typical reasons students attend UNLV as non-admitted students include:

  1. Not meeting the UNLV admissions requirements
  2. Missing the application deadline
  3. Not interested in earning a degree (e.g., students attending UNLV to take various courses for state endorsement requirements).

Register as a non-admitted student.