Before You Start

Congratulations and welcome to Nevada Global! Before you arrive, complete the steps below to avoid common issues and delays for international students. If you have any questions, contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

Our advisors are always available to answer your questions and ensure you have a smooth transition to the university.

Before you start the steps below, contact your local personal advisor. Simply select your region of the world below, and send your advisor an email, Skype, WhatsApp, or WeChat message. We look forward to meeting you very soon!

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Africa

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China

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Latin America

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Middle East

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North America

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North Asia

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Russia/Central Asia/Eastern Europe

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South Asia

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Southeast Asia

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UK and Western Europe

Abbie

Abbie (North Asia excluding Korea)

+852 8481 0532

Whatsapp: +852 8481 0532

Email Abbie
Ainara Gainedenova

Ainara Gainedenova

+7 (778) 887 17 53

Whatsapp: +7 (778) 887 17 53

Email Ainara Gainedenova
Alexis

Alexis (North America)

+1 239-744-9468

Whatsapp: +1 239-744-9468

Wechat: alexis0426

Email Alexis
Alice

Alice (Northwest)

+1-857-315-8730

Whatsapp: +1-857-315-8730

Wechat: aliceqinus

Email Alice
Alsu Samatova

Alsu Samatova

+7 939 346 09 59

Whatsapp: +7 939 346 09 59

Email Alsu Samatova
Amanpreet Singh

Amanpreet Singh (India)

+91-9311136326

Whatsapp: +91-9311136326

Email Amanpreet Singh
Amol Pote

Amol Pote (India)

+91-9326469936

Whatsapp: +91-9326469936

Email Amol Pote
Bibiane

Bibiane (Korea)

+82-10-7711-6538

Whatsapp: +82-10-7711-6538

Email Bibiane
Chau

Chau (Vietnam)

+84-908-792-892

Whatsapp: +84-908-792-892

Skype: diemchau.dt

Email Chau
Chau Luu

Chau Luu (Vietnam)

+84 962 442 193

Whatsapp: +84 962 442 193

Skype: live:chau.luuquynh

Email Chau Luu
Chris

Chris (Southwest)

+1-508-948-7542

Whatsapp: +1-508-948-7542

Wechat: chris040594

Email Chris
Damini Rajpoot

Damini Rajpoot (India)

+91-8800020429

Whatsapp: +91-8800020429

Email Damini Rajpoot
Daniyal

Daniyal (Pakistan)

+92 310 588 8648

Whatsapp: +92 310 588 8648

Email Daniyal
Diksha Roy

Diksha Roy (India)

+91-8882593634

Whatsapp: +91-8882593634

Email Diksha Roy
Doris

Doris (South China)

+86-150-1870-6751

QQ: 2282183545

Email Doris
Hitesh Arora

Hitesh Arora (India)

+91-8826911998

Whatsapp: +91-8826911998

Email Hitesh Arora
Isha

Isha (India)

+91 9953550789

Whatsapp: +91 9953550789

Email Isha
Jane

Jane (West China)

+86.159.2876.6884

QQ: 713070180

Email Jane
Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev (India)

+91-7982570704

Whatsapp: +91-7982570704

Email Kapil Dev
Laxmi Pawar

Laxmi Pawar (India)

+91 98183 96406

Whatsapp: +91 98183 96406

Email Laxmi Pawar
Lisha

Lisha (North China)

+86-183-1016-8200

QQ: 18310168200

Email Lisha
Maryna Kyselova

Maryna Kyselova

+31 6 48685505

Whatsapp: +31 6 48685505

Email Maryna Kyselova
Mohammad Shaban Khan

Mohammad Shaban Khan (India)

+91-8700757968

Whatsapp: +91-8700757968

Email Mohammad Shaban Khan
Ngoc Hoang

Ngoc Hoang (Vietnam)

+84 382 027 922

Whatsapp: +84 382 027 922

Skype: live:bichngoc.ufm

Email Ngoc Hoang
Nikita

Nikita (India)

+91 9310587075

Whatsapp: +91 9310587075

Email Nikita
Padma

Padma (North America)

+91-6381067726

Email Padma
Prerna Dhir

Prerna Dhir (India)

+91-9872221636

Whatsapp: +91-9872221636

Email Prerna Dhir
Rakesh

Rakesh (India)

+91 9096507300

Whatsapp: +91 9096507300

Email Rakesh
Sahil Massey

Sahil Massey (India)

+91- 9811718710

Whatsapp: +91- 9811718710

Email Sahil Massey
Sakshi Bhatia

Sakshi Bhatia (India)

+91-995-351-0160

Whatsapp: +91-995-351-0160

Skype: arorasakshi187

Email Sakshi Bhatia
Sakshi Parashar

Sakshi Parashar (India)

+91- 880728950

Whatsapp: +91- 880728950

Email Sakshi Parashar
Samah

Samah (Middle East)

+971 58 831 8521

Whatsapp: +971 58 831 8521

Email Samah
Sanjukta

Sanjukta (North America)

+91-9820162776

Whatsapp: +91-9820162776

Email Sanjukta
Saranya

Saranya

+66-96-982-0007

Whatsapp: +66-96-982-0007

Skype: awesome.saranya

Email Saranya
Sayli Vaydande

Sayli Vaydande (India)

+91-9653473094

Whatsapp: +91-9653473094

Email Sayli Vaydande
Sofya

Sofya (North America)

+1 347 399 35 72

Whatsapp: +1 347 399 35 72

Email Sofya
Solayide Adenuga

Solayide Adenuga (Africa)

+234.806.662.9088

Whatsapp: +234.806.662.9088

Email Solayide Adenuga
Taha

Taha (Pakistan)

+92-307-333-6878

Whatsapp: +92-307-333-6878

Skype: tshahid29

Email Taha
Tiffany Chan

Tiffany Chan (North Asia excluding Korea)

+886 903006063

Whatsapp: +852 9222 3579

Email Tiffany Chan
Valeria

Valeria (Latin America)

+57 310 7880364

Whatsapp: +57 310 7880364

Email Valeria
Vartika

Vartika (North America)

+91-8920463212

Email Vartika
Veena Iyer

Veena Iyer (India)

+91-8828317960

Whatsapp: +91-8828317960

Email Veena Iyer
Vicky

Vicky (North China)

+86-135-2182-7910

Wechat: vickychen7910

Email Vicky
Viraja

Viraja (India)

+91 7028090894

Whatsapp: +91 7028090894

Skype: +91 7028090894

Email Viraja

Review your conditional offer letter and make sure that you have submitted all documents listed as missing.

Once all your documents are submitted, please submit your I-20 Request Form along with your financial statements as outlined in the Certificate of Finances.

The university will process your I-20 and email it to you as soon as possible – please expect a minimum of 10 business days.

As soon as you have your I-20, please Apply for Your Visa.

After you receive your I-20, complete the following steps before booking your visa appointment:
  1. Schedule a free visa information and preparation session with your personal Enrollment Advisor.
  2. Check that the details on your I-20 are correct (including your date of birth) and make sure your name is the same as it appears on your passport.
  3. Prepare the documents you will need to take to the embassy when attending your visa interview.
After you complete the above steps, you should apply for your visa as soon as possible. It requires an interview with the U.S. Embassy and can sometimes take several weeks to schedule.
    1. Complete your Visa Application.
    2. Pay your I-901 (SEVIS) fee.
    3. Visit usembassy.gov  to learn more about scheduling your visa appointment, what to expect when you arrive, and required documentation.
    4. Notify your personal Enrollment Advisor of the date and embassy of your visa appointment.
    5. Watch these videos to help you apply for your visa and prepare for your interview:

How to Apply for Your F-1 Student Visa

Other links that international students find useful:

Pay in full two weeks before you arrive to avoid enrollment delays.

Submit payment for your tuition and fees via Flywire:

  1. Flywire by Peer Transfer: To submit international and domestic ACH payments via Nevada Global’s Flywire portal:
  • Flywire payment options include international wires, international credit cards, and other country specific payment options.
  • Flywire guarantees the best exchange rates, offers 24/7 multilingual customer service, and provides payment tracking and an instant payment receipt.
  • Flywire will be accepting U.S. bank accounts.
For student loan information, contact:

We are so excited for you to join us on campus!

When purchasing your ticket, plan to arrive on or before your scheduled move-in day.

To ensure a smooth transition to your new home, plan to arrive on or before your official move-in day. Airport pickup is available at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. if you’re arriving before the move-in date, please notify the Nevada Housing Office if you’re living on campus and the Nevada Global Office for airport pick-up.

Once you book your flights, you must fill out the student arrival form.

Move-In Dates

For all application and payment deadlines as well as move-in and program start dates, please visit the Important Dates page.

We are looking forward to meeting you in person! For discounted international travel, Review discounted travel options.

Choosing where to live while studying for your degree is important – and indicating your accommodations preferences early is a required step in the enrollment process. Complete this Housing Preference Form regardless of living on campus or off campus. Students under 18 are required to stay on campus housing.

  • If you are living on campus, complete housing and meal options. After you complete your housing preference form, access the housing application by going to the housing portal: https://unr.starrezhousing.com/StarRezPortalX. To sign-in you should go to “Student Login” and follow the directions on the page.
    • Make sure that you have set up your university accounts first, please reference to the instructions under tab ‘Set up Your NedId and MyNevada University Accounts’ below.
    • If you already have a NetID and password with the university, you can select the option from the dropdown.
      • This will reroute you to the SSO sign-in. This is the same NetID and password you would have set up with the university
    • If you do not have a NetID and password for the university you can create a temporary password using you NSHE ID.
      • This will send a link to the email address that is associated with the NSHE and student account.
  • If you are living off-campus, please contact your Student Success Coordinator with your off-campus address information.

To set up your MyNevada account, please review information in RED below to create your MyNevada account. After accessing your MyNevada account, please review your ToDo list and submit the required documentation to complete the steps. Mostly Importantly- ACCEPT YOUR ADMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY!

To set up your NETID, first you will need to accept your admission on the MyNevada. Then follow the instructions and steps. Your NetID is the username and password you will use to access most computing resources at the University. For example, after activating your NetID, you will be able to access:

  • University Computers
  • WebCampus
  • Library Databases and Journals
  • and much more…

Students are required to provide the official immunization documentation listed below. You must submit the completed Immunization and Physical Evaluation Clearance Form to studentservices@nevadaglobal.org BEFORE arrival.

Immunization List

  • Two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). If you were born before 1957, you are exempt from the MMR requirement.
  • An immunization within the last 10 years for Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td/Tdap).
  • If under the age of 23, a quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) on or after your 16th birthday.
    • Acceptable versions: Menactra, Menveo, or MCV4.
    • Non-acceptable versions: Bexsero or Trumenba (MenB) or HIB Meningitis.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Blood Test result / QuantiFERON. This test must be completed no more than six months prior to entering the United States.

Complete your Mandatory Pre-enrollment training (MPET). Login using your NETID. Follow steps to complete MPET on the NEVADA site BEFORE arrival.

All undergraduate students are required to take the online math and English placement test. We recommend doing the math placement test before arrival.
Follow the instructions on creating your ALEKS account and completing the test math placement test.

To complete the Bridge English Placement test, please send an email with your NSHE ID number, noting that you want to register for the Bridge Test in the Subject line, to writing_speaking_center@unr.edu. There is no charge for the test.

You will be sent an invitation to the Bridge Test WebCampus/Canvas course. Please accept the invitation and then you can take the test. We recommend taking this test on a desktop or laptop computer with a stable internet connection. Taking this test on a smart phone is not recommended.

The step is only for First Time Freshman beginning in the Fall Semester. Deadline to complete Advance Registration is June 15th

After you’ve accepted admission and activated your MyNEVADA, you need to complete your Advanced Registration in this questionnaire.
https://www.unr.edu/admissions/freshman/admitted

Completed Math and English placement tests are required for registration. You will not be enrolled in courses until this step is complete. You can meet the requirement by Completing the Math and English Bridge Placement Test.

Official Transcripts

All incoming Nevada Global students are required to submit official transcripts in-person, electronically, or by physical mail prior to or upon arrival to campus. If your transcript is not issued in English, you will need to bring an official English translation.

in person (2x):

Bring transcripts to on-campus orientation. Make sure they are sealed in an envelope with a school stamp.

By Mail:

Hard copy transcripts can be sent directly to the university by mail in a sealed envelope with adhesive to:

University of Nevada, Reno Admissions

1664 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89557

Electronically:

  • If your school uses the following electronic transcript services they will be considered official:
  • Credentials Solutions
  • National Student Clearing House
  • eScrip-Safe
  • Scoir

Note: If your transcript does not list the date of graduation, please also bring proof of graduation from your secondary or postsecondary institution, such as a graduation certificate.

There are many things to consider when preparing for university, let alone moving to a new country! To make your transition to the US easier, we’ve put together a list of everyday necessities.

We’ve partnered with campusSIMS to help connect you with mobile phone service. Get your US phone number in your home country and have service that’s ready to use as soon as you land. Order a free SIM card.

campusSIMS helps international students get connected with mobile phone service in the US. Through campusSIMS’ exclusive partner Mint Mobile, students can sign up and get their US phone number while in their home country, and have mobile phone service ready to use as soon as they land.

Students can get low-cost, reliable mobile phone service starting at as low as $15 per month that includes:

  • A free SIM card
  • Unlimited talk and text
  • High speed data
  • Nationwide coverage on the fastest, most advanced network

For more information, visit campussims.com.

International Student Loans

Embarking on your educational journey in the United States shouldn’t come with the roadblock of finding a co-signer for financial aid. Shorelight recognizes this hurdle and has proactively partnered with premier financing organizations such as Fly Finance, MPower Financing, and Prodigy Finance. This strategic collaboration eliminates the traditional barriers international students face, such as the need for a co-signer, collateral, or an established US credit history, streamlining your path to securing educational funding.

Find the right loan organization for you on Shorelight.com.

Easy Flight Bookings and Travel Discounts

StudentUniverse, in collaboration with Shorelight, provides exclusive student-only discounts on flights around the world. StudentUniverse has exclusive deals with airlines to get the lowest-possible airfare for international students. If your travel plans change, don’t worry – all purchases have 24-hour risk-free cancellation.

StudentUniverse can be used to book not only your flight to campus, but also the best airfare deals for spring break and other travel. Use it to explore iconic cities like San Francisco or New York, have adventures in America’s national parks, or to visit family back home.

Center for Academic Success

Getting ready to study abroad can be challenging! Would you like some help with that? Shorelight’s Center for Academic Success (CAS) has many resources for you! For example, you can watch a quick webinar on How to Make American Friends, or take a short interactive eLearning course on Obtaining Your Visa, What to Expect at Orientation, University Dining, and so much more. If you wish you could just ask a live person a question, you can either use the Live Chat button or schedule a Zoom session with one of the friendly Academic & English skills tutors, all of whom are professionals at helping international students. Don’t wait to get your free account at CAS! Sign up today! Detailed instructions for how to register can be found on the Student Resources page.

Career Premium

Career Premium helps international students apply for remote internships and gain real-life work experience to boost their resumes.

  • Certificates and training: Attend online professional bootcamps before your virtual internship starts. Gain hands-on experience once you officially begin by contributing to projects alongside industry experts. If you are interested in certifications, Career Premium now offers unlimited access to training courses that lead to certification in Amazon Web Services, Java, Microsoft Azure, and Python, among many other in-demand skills.
  • Coaching and mentorship: Receive direct guidance from career coaches and industry experts on career exploration, skill training, and professional development.
  • Applying: Work on real-life projects for leading employers and build your portfolio. We work with more than 12,000 multinational companies that have unique projects for you to leverage your new skills, experience, and professional network to land your dream job.

“The tutors are resourceful, and they really helped me while I was applying for internships. I certainly believe I will find a job after graduation.”—Shelley, hired at Tesla.

Important Dates

For important dates, including payment and move-in dates, please visit our Shorelight profile page.