Admissions Programs and Requirements Information

PROGRAMS

TYPE INFORMATION
DEGREE This is a full time program for students who meet the CSN English proficiency requirement for the academic (Degree) program. Students are required to take classes that are part of their degree program. ESL classes may be taken in addition to the student's full course load.
ESL This is a full time English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Academic classes cannot be taken while enrolled in the ESL program. The ESL program is not offered during the summer.
PATHWAY This is a full time program for students who need some additional English language training that do not meet the CSN English proficiency requirement for the academic (Degree) program. Students in this program will take a combination of ESL classes and academic classes.

 

HEALTH INSURANCE: All international students are required to maintain a valid health insurance policy every semester they are enrolled at CSN. Insurance is mandatory and offered through USI Student Insurance Services. You may access the insurance provider’s website at https://studentinsurance.usi.com for cost, benefits, claims and additional information. Vision and dental care are not included in this plan.

 

 

Application Deadlines

Change of Status Students: Check with the International Center for the deadline.

  New Students (Initial) Transfer & Returning Students
Fall Deadline 1-Jul 15-Jul
Spring Deadline 15-Nov 15-Dec
Summer Deadline 15-Apr 1-May

Tuition, Fees and Living Expenses

Estimated Cost of Attendance*  2019 - 2020 Academic Year
 Non-Nevada Resident Tuition & Fees  $10,600
 Housing & Meals  $10,300
 Personal & Transportation  $4,700
 Books & Supplies  $1,300
 Health Insurance  $1,200
 Estimated Total  $28,100

 

International students can save money by enrolling in summer courses when the non-resident fee is waived. 

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

English Proficiency Admission Requirements

English Proficiency: All non-­native English speakers must provide proof of one of the following. This requirement will be used for admission purposes only, unless noted.
Test scores cannot be more than 2 years old.

English Proficiency Admission Requirements

TEST OR COURSE

PATHWAY PROGRAM

DEGREE PROGRAM

PLACEMENT

Accredited U.S. higher education degree

 

Completion

 

ACT – http://www.act.org/content/act/en.html

 

18 (English Section)

ENG 101

Cambridge Assessment English - www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams

B1 Preliminary (PET)

B2 First (FCE)

 

CSN Accuplacer Exam – taken at CSN only

 

5

ENG 100

CSN ENG 098

 

C­-

ENG 100, 101, or 113

CSN ESL 88 & 90 (as of July 2019)


 

CSN ESL 125 & 126 (prior to July 2019)

C­-

 

ESL 129 & ESL 132

CSN ESL 139

 

C­-

ENG 101 or 113

CSN ESL Placement Test – taken at CSN only

Score and placement into

ESL 129 & ESL 132

 

ESL 129 & ESL 132

DAAD – https://www.daad.de/en/

B1

B2

 

Duolingo – https://englishtest.duolingo.com/en

42 (prior to July 15, 2019)


80 (as of July 15, 2019)

50 (prior to July 15, 2019)


90 (as of July15, 2019)

 

EC English - www.ecenglish.com/en

 

Upper Intermediate

 

EIKEN - http://www.eiken.or.jp/eiken/en/

 

2150

 

ELS - www.els.edu

 

Level 109

Level 112 – ENG 113

ENG 112D – taken at a Nevada System of Higher Education institution

 

C­-

ENG 113

E3PT (English3 Proficiency Test) – https://english3.com/

39

51

 

FLS – www.fls.net

 

Level 14

Level 16 – ENG 113

GTEC – Global Test of English Communication
https://gteccbt.com/user/login/

1032

1075

 

IELTS (academic) – www.ielts.org

5.5

6.0

 

IAE (International Academy of English) – http://www.sdiae.edu/

Intermediate

High Intermediate

 

iTEP – www.itepexam.com

 

3.7

 

KAPLAN – www.kaplaninternational.com

 

Higher Intermediate

 

MELAB – https://michiganassessment.org/test-takers/

 

69

 

MLI (Mentor Language Institute) – https://mliesl.edu

 

Higher Intermediate

 

Michigan Test – taken at a Nevada System of Higher Education institution

 

76

ENG 113 may be permitted

PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) – https://parcc.pearson.com/

 

Level 4

ENG 101

PTE – Pearson Test of English (academic) – www.pearsonpte.com

 

51

 

SAT – http://sat.collegeboard.org/register

 

480 (Evidence­ Based Reading and Writing)

ENG 101

Shepherd School of Language – http://ssl.edu/

 

3A & 3B

& Michigan Test 76

 

Smarter Balanced – www.smarterbalanced.org

 

2583 (Achievement Level 3)

ENG 101

Stafford House – http://www.staffordhouse.com/

Level 4 Intermediate

Level 5 Upper Intermediate

EPTW Advanced – ENG 113

TOEFL – www.toefl.org

52 iBT / 470 PBT

61 iBT / 500 PBT

71 iBT / 527 PBT – ENG 113

UCEDA International – https://uceda.edu

B1

B2

EPTW C1 – ENG 113

UEC USA – https://www.uecusaedu.com/

Level 9

Level 12

 

UNLV ESL 152 & 154

C­-

 

ESL 129 & ESL 132

UNLV ESL 167

 

C­-

ENG 101 or 113

U.S. College Level English – Equivalent to CSN’s ENG 101

 

C­-

Enrollment permitted into classes with ENG 101 pre­requisite

U.S. High School Diploma
GED (U.S. General Education Diploma) – https://ged.com
HiSET - http://hiset.ets.org
TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) – www.tasctest.com

 

 

Pass

 

ENG 100 – Composition Enhanced (this class is equivalent to ENG 101)
ENG 101 – Composition I
ENG 113 – Composition I for International Students (this class is equivalent to ENG 101)
Degree Program: Students will take the English Placement Test to be placed into classes. A Reading Placement Test will be given as part of the English Placement Test.
Students who do not score a minimum of 263 on the reading section will be required to take a reading class before they enroll in English 100, 101 or 113.
Pathway Program: Students will take the ESL Placement Test to be placed into classes.
 

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 for more information. 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.

 

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 $28,100 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 International Application - Sponsor Form

 

Transferring To CSN 

 

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

1.       Apply online, upload your requirements, 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 Students

A returning student is someone who has attended CSN in the past on CSN's I-20. You will need to apply online and upload the requirements including the forms listed below.

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 

Complete the Mail Options Form and upload it with your application.

 

Ready to apply?

Click here for the Online International Student Application