Application Forms and Admissions Requirements Information
 
 
 

 

Application Forms

Application Deadlines

  New Students Transfer Students Change of Status Students
Fall Deadlines 1-Jul 15-Jul No later than three (3) months prior to the start of any semester
Spring Deadlines 15-Nov 15-Dec
Summer Deadlines 15-Apr 15-May

Tuition, Fees and Living Expenses

Estimated Cost of Attendance*  2017 - 2018 Academic Year
 Non-Nevada Resident Tuition & Fees  $9,700
 Housing & Meals  $7,800
 Personal & Transportation  $5,400
 Books & Supplies  $1,100
 Health Insurance  $1,300
 Estimated Total  $25,300

 

International students can save money by enrolling in summer courses when the out of state fees are waived. 

*Tuition and fees are subject to change by the NSHE Board of Regents.
 

English Proficiency Admission Requirements

Certificate Program - IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 61iBT or equivalent

Degree Program - IELTS 6.0,TOEFL 61iBT or equivalent

ESL Program - No English Proficiency Test Required

Pathway Program - IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 52iBT or equivalent

Visiting Student Program - IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 52iBT or equivalent

Automatic English Proficiency Test Waiver Countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Channel Islands, Dominica, England, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Micronesia, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Scotland, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Students from the following countries may be eligible for a test waiver - please contact the International Center to find out. Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Curacao, Cyprus, Denmark, Ethiopia, Iceland, Iraq, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Malasia, Monaco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Samoa, Somalia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Turkey, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, United Arab Emirates

 

TOEFL EQUIVALENCY CHART
ACCEPTED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TESTS
 
PATHWAY & VISITING PROGRAMS
 
 
CERTIFICATE & DEGREE PROGRAM
 
Accredited U.S. higher education degree
N/A
Completion
N/A
18 (English Section)
18 (Reading Section)
Cambridge English: PET & FCE www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams
B1
B2
CSN Accuplacer Exam – taken at CSN only
N/A
5
CSN ENG 098
N/A
C-
CSN ESL 125 & 129
C-
N/A
CSN ESL 139
N/A
C-
DUOLINGO
42
50
N/A
Upper Intermediate
N/A
2A  (prior to June 2016)
--------------------------------------------
2150  (as of June 2016)
N/A
109
ESL Placement Test – taken on campus at CSN only
Completion of prerequisites or placement into ESL 132 & ESL 138
N/A
N/A
14
Global Test of English Communication (GTEC-CBT)
1001
1051
IELTS (academic) - www.ielts.org
5.5
6.0
International Academy of English
Intermediate
High Intermediate
N/A
3.7
N/A
Higher Intermediate
N/A
69
Mentor Language Institute (MLI) – http://mliesl.edu/en/courses/esl
N/A
Higher Intermediate
Michigan Test - Administered by a Nevada System of Higher Education institution
N/A
76
PTE Pearson Test of English (academic) – www.pearsonpte.com
N/A
51
N/A
440 (Critical Reading)
Shepherd School of Language – http://ssl.edu/
N/A
3A & 3B
& Michigan Test 76
Stafford House
4 Intermediate
5 Upper Intermediate
52 iBT / 470 PBT
61 iBT / 500 PBT
UCEDA
B1
B2
UNLV ESL 154 & 157
C-
N/A
UNLV ESL 167
N/A
C-
U.S. College Level English - Equivalent to CSN’s ENG 101
N/A
C-
U.S. High School Diploma
GED (U.S. General Education Diploma) - https://ged.com
TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) - www.tasctest.com

N/A

Pass

 

Proof of Financial Support

 

Bank statement -  Every applicant must submit a  letter or bank document dated within 120 days of your application that shows there is at least $25,300 U.S. dollars available to use for the first year of expenses.

Sponsor Letter - If your funds come from someone other than yourself, have your sponsor complete this Sponsor Form Letter

F-2 Dependent Forms - If you plan to bring dependents with you (spouse and/or children), complete this F-2 Dependent(s)Form. You will need an additional $6,000 for each dependent 

 

Transferring To CSN 

 

SEVIS RECORD TRANSFER INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS ALREADY STUDYING IN THE U.S.

1.       You must first submit an application and supporting documents, as well as the CSN Transfer-In form 

2.       After you are admitted, you will receive an acceptance letter from CSN

3.       Take your acceptance letter to the international advisor where you are currently enrolled and ask them to release your SEVIS record to CSN

4.       After CSN receives your SEVIS record, we will print a new I-20 for you.

5.       If you are traveling outside the United States before coming to CSN, contact us to get your I-20 before you leave.

TRANSFER CREDIT INFORMATION

Transferring credit from a non-U.S. College or University

All foreign transcripts submitted for evaluation must have a course by course evaluation from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member attached. 

The NACES evaluator will send you an official report in a sealed envelope - Do not open the envelope! 

Mail the sealed envelope directly to CSN International Center, 6375 West Charleston Blvd, Sort Code WCD106, Las Vegas, NV 89146

 
Transferring credit from a U.S. College or University
 

Submit official transcripts, in a sealed envelope, to: International Center, 6375 West Charleston Blvd WCD106, Las Vegas, NV 89146

 
 
 

Returning Student Application and Forms

A returning student is someone who has attended CSN in the past and may or may not have earned a degree or certificate.

Admission to Health Science (Limited Entry) Programs

 International students interested in health sciences programs, such as dental hygiene, nursing or radiology technician, will enroll in a general AS degree and take pre-requisite courses until they satisfied the health science admission requirements. International students must consult with a Health Science Program Advisor in their first semester to obtain detailed information about the program requirements. Immunizations are required for students accepted into a health science program.  Detailed information may be found at the CSN Health Sciences website.  

Mailing Options for I-20 and Acceptance Letter 

Option 1:  International and U.S. Mail via eShipGlobal

  • Step 1 - Create a new account with UEMS (eShipGlobal)   (Recommended browsers are Internet Explorer and Mozilla Foxfire)
  • Step 2 - Choose a mailing option - FedEx, DHL or UPS
  • Step 3 - Pay using a credit card (Visa or Mastercard)
  • Step 4 - Track your package through UEMS - eShipGlobal.  
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  • If you have difficulties, UEMS - eShipGlobal's website has an online Help page with step by step instructions. You can also e-mail your questions to: Contact Us

Option 2: Pick up at CSN International Center