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Admission to Sierra Nevada College is based on a wide range of criteria designed to identify a student body with integrity, high academic standards, and serious educational and personal goals. True to SNC’s commitment to individualized education, each application receives a confidential and in-depth review.
Applications to SNC are accepted on a rolling basis, but it is strongly recommended that students submit the required documents as soon as possible. You can apply using Sierra Nevada College’s online application or paper application and submit it to the address below with other required documents.
First-year and transfer applicants also have the option to apply using the Common Application. Be sure to add Sierra Nevada College to your “My Colleges” list.
In most cases, once an application file is complete, an admission decision will be sent out within three weeks.
Admissions Office | Sierra Nevada College | 999 Tahoe Boulevard | Incline Village, NV 89451-9500
Phone: 866.412.4636 or 775.831.1314, ext. 7411 | Fax: 775.831.6223
Committing to Sierra Nevada College
Accepted students who have decided to attend Sierra Nevada College should send their non-refundable $150 confirmation deposit by June 1 for the Fall term. Students who deposit after June 1 will be subject to space limitations.
The College may assign some applicants to a wait list. Students will be notified no later than July 15 of their status on the wait list.
College Credit while in High School
Entering first-year students who have taken college courses during their junior or senior year of high school or in the summer prior to entering Sierra Nevada College must report such work to the Office of Admission. At the student’s request, the College Registrar will determine whether such work will receive credit at Sierra Nevada College.
Teacher Education Students
Students who have earned a baccalaureate degree may be interested in applying to the Teacher Education Program to become eligible for teacher certification. Refer to the Teacher Education Program pages for further information about admission and program requirements.
Students who have withdrawn for over a year or been dismissed from the College must re-apply for admission. Candidates should request an application from the Office of Admission and file the application as early as possible. If the student has attended classes at another college or university in the interim, official transcripts must be sent from each institution attended.
Falsification of Admission Documents
Any student who enters the College using false information, or by omitting required information, is subject to penalty, including immediate dismissal without refund of tuition.
Alternative Means of Awarding Credit
Advanced Placement (AP) Credit
The Advanced Placement Examinations of the College Board usually are taken during the senior year of high school in conjunction with certain courses. Depending on the subject, three to six semester credits of college credit may be granted for each AP examination in which a student earns a score of 5, 4, or 3. Official notification from the College Board must be provided to the College in order for the student to gain such credit.
International Baccalaureate Exam (IB)
Three to six semester credits of College credit will be granted for each IB exam in which a student earns a score of 7, 6 or 5. Official notification from the IB Program must be provided to the College in order for the student to gain such credit.
Students may be granted credit for military school courses according to the recommendations for institutions of higher education in the appropriate volume of the American Council of Education’s Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. The student must provide the Registrar with an official Armed Forces transcript in order to have such credit evaluated.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
SNC grants credit for the CLEP examinations. Please contact the college for further details.
Undergraduate students may challenge courses listed in the catalog to satisfy specific subject requirements for graduation except for physical education courses, Teacher Education courses, laboratory or studio courses, general education courses, and departmental major requirements. Contact the College for more information.