Dec 07, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Overview of the Admissions Process

Early submission of all application materials is recommended, as this generally facilitates a more expeditious review process through the Graduate College and academic department.

Applicants must apply online, pay the application processing fee, and submit all required admissions materials by the application deadline of their program of interest.

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit unofficial transcripts with the application to decrease processing time. 
  • Applicants are responsible for making sure the Graduate College and department receive the appropriate credentials by the required deadlines and are responsible for routinely reviewing their Admissions Portal and Checklist in the Grad Rebel Gateway to determine if materials are missing from their application.
  • All application materials, including transcripts, become the property of the university and may not be released to the applicant or any individual. 

The graduate admissions team creates an electronic application file upon receipt of the application and fee.

Once all transcripts, foreign credential evaluations (if applicable), and proof of English proficiency (if applicable) are received, a graduate admissions team member evaluates those materials to ensure that the applicant meets minimum Graduate College admissions standards. The status of the application file is updated to indicate to the graduate program that the file is ready for their review.

The graduate program reviews the file for sufficient qualifications and competitiveness compared to other applicants. The program will recommend admission or denial of the application to the Graduate College for a final decision.

The graduate admissions staff process the final admissions decision. Applicants will be notified of their admission status by email and a decision letter is posted on the Admissions tab in their Grad Rebel Gateway account. 

Those accepted to pursue a UNLV graduate degree or certificate will receive an electronic decision letter and certificate of admission from the Graduate College. This is an important document that the student should read carefully and retain as it will contain the terms and conditions of admission.

The student must then follow the directions on their Certificate of Admission to accept admission via their Grad Rebel Gateway account. Students who do not accept admission will not be able to enroll in courses.

The admission process is completed upon enrollment and matriculation in graduate-level courses for the specified term and degree program indicated on the Certificate of Admission.




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