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Sierra Nevada College is looking for future student leaders. We use a holistic approach to identify students with integrity, high academic standards, and serious educational and personal goals. True to SNC Tahoe’s commitment to individualized education, each application receives a confidential and in-depth review.

There is no fee to apply to SNC Tahoe. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, although it is strongly recommended that students complete their applications as early as possible. In most cases, you will receive an admission decision within two weeks once your application file is complete.

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For: Freshman, Transfer Students, International Students, Online Students

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the Common Application

Who is eligible?

Freshman & Transfer Students

If you have already filled out the Common Application just add Sierra Nevada College to your “My Colleges” list.

SNC Paper Application

Who is eligible?

Everybody: Freshman, Transfer Students, International Students, Online Students

Download the application. When completed, mail to:
Admissions Office | Sierra Nevada College | 999 Tahoe Boulevard | Incline Village, NV 89451-9500
Phone: 866.412.4636 | Fax: 775.831.6223

Supporting Documents

Your application cannot be considered until it is complete. Don’t forget to make sure we receive all required documents that were not attached or uploaded to the application itself.
Requirements and Information for:

Reserve Your Place at SNC Tahoe

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.

Special Circumstances

Transfer Credits for Freshman Applicants

Freshman applicants who have taken college courses while in high school, AP courses, the IB (International Baccalaureate) Exam, military school courses, or CLEP (College Level Examination Program) Exams may be eligible for transfer credits. See the details HERE or contact the Registrar’s Office at 775-831-1314, ext 7580 for specific information.

Non-Standard High School Record

Students who were home schooled in high school, have a G.E.D. (General Education Degree) or a high school GPA below SNC Tahoe standards are all eligible to apply. See the details HERE.


Students who have withdrawn for over a year or been dismissed from the College must re-apply for admission. Candidates should 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.