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The Student Support Services (SSS) program is a federally funded TRIO program designed to assist you in achieving your maximum potential while attending UNLV. In addition to providing academic, financial and career assistance, the SSS program will also provide its participants with graduate application fee waivers to assist with the process of applying to graduate school. The graduate school application fee waiver is competitive and participants are only eligible to receive the waiver one time. We will be accepting applications throughout the academic year. Please keep in mind, graduate application waivers will only be applicable to institutions within the state of Nevada.

To be eligible for the waiver you must be:
  • Junior or Senior class standing (60 credits or more)
  • GPA Requirements are as follows; Applicants applying to:
    • Medical School: Minimum GPA of 3.6
    • Dental School & Pharmacy School: Minimum GPA of 3.4
    • Graduate School: Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • 2 Appointments with your SSS Academic Counselor during the fall and spring semesters to ensure your application is on track for graduate school. In addition, participating in our SSS workshops pertaining to graduate school.
  • Completed recommendation form from Pre-Health Advisor or Professor in area of

Please keep in mind, you must be an active Student Support Services program participant to be eligible for a graduate application fee waiver. Please contact Danielle Donato at danielle.donato@unlv.edu for more information.