How To Apply

Sierra Nevada University 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 SNU Tahoe’s commitment to individualized education, each college application receives a confidential and in-depth review.

Requirements and Information for:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, although we strongly recommend that you complete your application as early as possible.

You will usually receive an admission decision within two weeks after your application file is complete.

Submit Your College Application

Two ways to submit your application. NO fee to apply.

Option 1
The SNU Undergraduate Application
  • Who is eligible? All undergraduate applicants: Freshman; Transfer Students; International Students; LTCC Students; Online Students

SNU Undergraduate Application

Option 2
Fill Out the Common Application
  • Who is eligible? Freshman Applicants

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

Send Your Supporting Documents

Your application cannot be considered until we receive all transcripts and other required documents that are separate from the application form.
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Undergraduate Admissions


Request Info

Email address for digital documents:

Mailing address for official transcript(s) and other documents:
Admissions Office | Sierra Nevada University | 999 Tahoe Boulevard | Incline Village, NV 89451-9500
Fax: 775.831.6223

College Board (SAT) CEEB Code: 4757
ACT Code: 2497

Reserve Your Place at SNU Tahoe

Accepted students who have decided to attend Sierra Nevada University 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. Details on the Freshman Applicants page, 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 SNU Tahoe standards are all eligible to apply. Details on the Freshman Applicants page.


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.

Can’t Apply Online

Download the SNU Paper Admissions Application > and mail to: Sierra Nevada University Admissions Office, 999 Tahoe Boulevard, Incline Village, NV 89451.

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.