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CSN accepts applications year-round. However, it's best to apply early to get the best choices for classes.​ Follow the link below to complete your application online.

Step 1 - Apply

CSN is an open-access institution, and any adult can apply for admission and enroll in classes. Those applicants who are specifically seeking a degree or certificate of achievement and are applying for federal financial aid must have a high school diploma, its equivalent, or be a qualified international student to be admitted to CSN. If you would like to prepare and take the GED/HSE you may do so at CSN. For more information please contact CSN's Testing Center.

Note: Once your admission application is confirmed, you will receive an email with your NSHE student ID number followed by a separate email with instructions on how to validate your CSN student account.

If you are new to Nevada please, review our residency policy.  If you are a transfer student, you will need to forward an official transcript or translated version in a sealed envelope to:

College of Southern Nevada
Office of the Registrar
6375 W Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146

Please review our transfer policy.

Step 2 - Apply for VA Education Benefits

Apply for VA Education Program through www.vets.gov and complete the appropriate application. Please ensure to print the confirmation page.

  • Active Montgomery (Chapter 30), Post 9/11 (Chapter 33), Selected Reserve Montgomery (Chapter 1606), and Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31) beneficiaries must submit VA Form 22-1990.
  • Dependents Education Assistance (Chapter 35) and Fry Scholarship (Chapter 33) beneficiaries must submit VA Form 22-5490.
  • Transfer of Entitlement (Chapter 33) beneficiaries must submit VA Form 22-1990E.
Step 3 - Placements

If you are registering for a math or English class, follow the two steps below to help you place in the class level that is right for you:

  1. Prepare for your placements in person and online. To review for the math placement test, visit the Online Review for Math Placement. To review for the English placement test, visit the Online Review for English Placement and visit the CSN writing center. A review link for the reading placement can be found here.
  2. Take your placement tests. Placement testing is free of charge and no appointment is necessary. For more information visit the Testing Center webpage.

If you have a college degree already you do not need to take placements.

Step 4 - Orientation

All degree/certificate-seeking and transfer students must participate in a New Student Orientation.

You may participate in orientation in one of two ways:

  • In-Person: RSVP via the C.O.R.E. website.
  • Online Orientation: Access it 24/7 through your MyCSN Student Center.  Use your NSHE student ID number and password, then click on the Online Orientation link located at the bottom of the Student Center screen.
Step 5 - Obtain a Signed Degree Sheet by Scheduling an Academic Advising Appointment

Academic advising can make the difference between college success and failure. CSN’s Advisors/Success Coaches help first-time college students and undeclared majors select first-semester schedules, assess personal strengths and limitations, learn academic success strategies, explore careers, declare a major, learn to navigate the educational system, benefit from campus and community resources, and connect to campus life.

  • First-time college students meet with an Advisor/Success Coach. To schedule an appointment, please go to www.csn.edu/advising.
  • Transfer students with a declared major meet with a Counselor within their academic program. To schedule an appointment, please go to www.csn.edu/advising.
  • Both Classifications may contact the VETS Center to meet with a Veterans Advisor. Schedule your advising appointment by contacting (702) 651-5060.
Step 6 - Course Registration

You can search for classes by semester, course subject, and course number. Use the course information provided to you by your advisor/success coach.

We have designed a MyCSN and Canvas Pocket Guide we hope you will find helpful as you register for courses.

Step 7 - Pay Tuition and Fees

The Cashier’s Office provides important information about the cost of attendance and payment deadlines. This applies to Veterans Education benefits that do not cover tuition and fees (Chapters 1606, 30, and 35) and all other VA beneficiaries who do not submit a claim for benefits on or before their respective payment due dates.

Tuition Payment Options:

  • Pay online with a debit or credit card through MyCSN self-service.
  • Pay in-person at any Cashiers Office.
  • Pay by mail (early enough to arrive prior to the payment due date).
    • Make check payable to NSHE Board of Regents and mail to:

College of Southern Nevada
Attention: Cashier’s Office
3200 East Cheyenne Ave- Sort Code NLVE124
North Las Vegas, NV 89030

For a detailed listing of all fees, go to the Tuition and Fees webpage. To estimate the cost of attendance, please use the Net Price Calculator.

Step 8 - File VA Claim for Education Benefits at the VETS Center

First Time Using VA Education Benefits:

  1. Proof of Eligibility:
    • Chapter 30 and 33 beneficiaries must provide the following documents:
      Certificate of Eligibility (or VA Form 22-1990 confirmation page and DD-214)
    • Chapter 1606 beneficiaries must provide the following documents:
      - Certificate of Eligibility (or VA Form 22-1990 confirmation page and Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE)
    • Chapter 31 beneficiaries must provide the following documents:
      VA Form 22-1905
    • Chapter 35 beneficiaries must provide the following documents:
      - Certificate of Eligibility (or VA Form 22-5490 confirmation page, marriage or birth certificate, and veteran’s letter of disability)
    • Chapter 33 Fry Scholarship beneficiaries must provide the following documents:
      - Certificate of Eligibility (or VA Form 22-5490 confirmation page)
    • Chapter 33 Transfer of Entitlement beneficiaries must provide the following documents: 
      - Certificate of Eligibility (or VA Form 22-1990E confirmation page)
  2. Signed Degree sheet from an academic advisor or counselor
  3. Class Schedule

New Students Who Have Previously Used VA Education Benefits:

  1. Change of Place of Training:
    • Chapter 30, 33, 33 Transfer of Entitlement, and 1606 beneficiaries must provide the following documents:
      - Certificate of Eligibility (or VA Form 22-1995 confirmation page)
    • Chapter 35 and Chapter 33 Fry Scholarship beneficiaries must provide the following documents:
      - Certificate of Eligibility (or VA Form 22-5495 confirmation page)
    • Chapter 31 beneficiaries must provide the following documents:
      VA Form- 1905
  2. Signed Degree sheet from an academic advisor or counselor (if applicable to Chapter 31)
  3. Class Schedule
Step 9 - Print Class Schedule

Don’t forget to save and print your class schedule within MyCSN. You will need it for the next step and on the first day of class!

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Step 10 - Obtain Student ID Card

A CSN student ID card provides identification, access to CSN facilities, and qualifies you for student discounts in the community. To get your ID, bring your current semester schedule, photo ID, and paid receipt ($2.00 fee payable at one of CSN’s Cashiers Offices) to any Student Life and Leadership Development Office.

Step 11 - Buy or Rent Course Textbooks

Textbooks are NOT OPTIONAL. They are necessary for you to do well in all college classes. Before the semester starts, you must buy or rent all textbooks required for your classes. Take your printed class schedule to a CSN Bookstore. The bookstore staff will tell you which books you need to purchase and which books may be available for rent. You can also order your books online at Follett Live.

Step 12 - Use Our Resources for Success

Please print this list of Resources for Student Success, keep it handy, and take advantage of the resources you need. Don’t hesitate to ask for help when you need it. We are here for you!