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    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
   
 
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Early Studies Program

 

Nevada students wishing to enroll in university courses while still attending high school should refer to the Early Studies Program information under the Academic Success Center’s section of this catalog or email earlystudies@unlv.edu.

Honors College

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Details on admission to the Honors College are outlined in the Honors College section of this catalog.

International Programs

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The Office of International Programs coordinates and administers a growing number of quality international education experiences for interested students. Academic credit earned abroad may be used toward degree completion. Scholarships and financial aid are available to qualified students. For more information about new study abroad opportunities, financial aid, or scholarships, contact International Programs, Classroom Building Complex (CBC) Building B, Room 325 (CBC B325), 702-895-3896, international.programs@unlv.edu, http://internationalprograms.unlv.edu.

Study Abroad:  UNLV students in a variety of academic disciplines may choose to study abroad for the summer, winter break, semester, or academic year on a UNLV-sponsored study abroad program. Currently, UNLV offers study programs in Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Vietnam and other locations.

International Student Teaching: Students in the College of Education can apply to participate in international student teaching in a variety of locations worldwide.

Graduate Research: Graduate students can apply for funding, including Fulbright, through the UNLV International Programs office for some international research purposes.

Faculty Exchanges: UNLV students are further exposed to international experiences on campus by means of faculty exchanges. Academic colleges have welcomed visiting professors from around the world, while UNLV tenure-track faculty have the option to apply to teach abroad. These professors add an extra dimension to the classes they teach and to the academic life on campus by means of a dynamic exchange of cross-cultural ideas.

International Students: For specific entrance requirements and regulations for international students, please consult the Admissions section of this catalog.

Travel/Study Tours: The Division of Educational Outreach sponsors short tours to various countries. In most cases, tour leaders are university professors who present lectures prior to departure on the culture, geography, and natural history of the areas being visited.

 National Student Exchange

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UNLV is affiliated with the National Student Exchange (NSE) program, which offers qualified undergraduate students the opportunity to study for up to one year at another NSE member institution without paying out-of-state tuition. There are approximately 180 members of NSE throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, and Canada. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.50. For more information, contact the NSE Coordinator at UNLV International Programs, CBC-B325, 702-895-3896, international.programs@unlv.edu, http://internationalprograms.unlv.edu.

The Office of Student-Athlete Academic Services

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The Office of Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) provides academic advising and support services for over 400 of UNLV’s student-athletes. The office is committed to assisting student-athletes in earning a degree of their choice, while fulfilling UNLV, Mountain West Conference (MWC), and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility requirements. Further, every effort is made to instill in each individual those skills necessary to become an independent, responsible member of the UNLV student body. SAAS is committed to providing an environment that facilitates the academic success of every student-athlete. SAAS’ goal is to prepare student-athletes to be fully accountable for their academic progress, resulting in graduation, personal, and professional development.

The academic services staff provides a variety of academic services, to both prospective student-athletes and currently enrolled UNLV student-athletes, per NCAA Bylaw 16.3.1. These services include, but are not limited to:
• Providing UNLV athletic department coaching staff preliminary evaluations of the eligibility and admission status of prospective student-athletes (recruits).
• Assisting student-athletes in course selection, planning, and scheduling for their specific UNLV degree program.
• Monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes toward degree program requirements.
• Informing student-athletes of the myriad NCAA, MWC, and UNLV requirements they must satisfy in order to remain eligible to participate in intercollegiate athletics at UNLV.
• Monitoring the eligibility status of student-athletes and providing direction for meeting eligibility requirements.
• Assisting the faculty athletics representative (FAR) in the eligibility certification of all student-athletes.
• Providing assistance and direction to student-athletes regarding UNLV’s non-academic support services, which may help them adjust to and cope with the challenges of university life.
• Creating and administering programs that will support and enhance the academic performance and potential of student-athletes.
• Preparing student-athletes for graduation and the ensuing challenges, including employment and post-graduate education.
 

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