The Paraprofessional Pathways Project, better known as PPPis an innovative fast-track for individuals interested in teaching in Nevada. Learn more about what makes this program so unique.


Join Us for a Virtual PPP Info Session

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 4 to 5pm

Should I apply?

You should apply if you:

*Applicants who have not completed the required general education coursework may be admitted in the pre-apprenticeship PPP program under the condition that they complete the core coursework before beginning the PPP apprenticeship program.  

**Applicants not currently employed in a school setting may be admitted under the condition that they begin working in a school setting by the time the program before the start of the next K-12 school semester.

Are you a current UNLV student? Please do not fill out the application. Instead, fill out this form!

If you are a current UNLV student, watch this video to help you with the application process.

Apply for the Paraprofessional Pathways Project

Applications are due Friday, March 1, 2024.

Here’s how to apply:

Gather your information

In order to complete your application efficiently, we recommend that you have the following items before starting:

  • Information on your high school and any previous colleges you’ve attended. 
  • Your most recent SAT and/or ACT scores (not required). 

Complete the online application for admission to UNLV

Watch this step-by-step video to help with your application process!

Start your online application with UNLV Admissions:

Choose one of the options in the Undergraduate Admissions section.

  • If you have never attended any college or university, choose the first-year option.
  • Click on the “UNLV Application” option at the bottom of the page. 
  • If you have attended any college or university other than UNLV, choose the transfer option.
  • Click “Apply Now” in the middle of the page. 
  • If you have attended UNLV, choose the returning option.
  • Click “Apply Now button” on the right side of the page. 

You will be taken to a Welcome page. 

  • If you do not already have an account, select “Create Profile.”
  • Complete the fields in the profile section and click Create Your Profile. 
  • If you already have a profile, log in to the system with the credentials you used to create your account.

You should then see the Application homepage. 

  • Select “Start a New or Continue with Your Application” at the bottom of the screen. 

You will be taken to the Rebel Success Hub.

  • Select “Start a PPP Application” on the right side of the screen.
  • A pop-up screen will appear with a Paraprofessional Pathways Application Notice.
  • Read through the requirements, click the box acknowledging the requirements and then click accept.

You will see an application detail page explaining the steps.

  • Click Save and Continue.

On the Application Type screen, select one of the following:

  • I have graduated from high school or secondary school or earned a high school equivalency credential.
  • I will be enrolling in classes at UNLV in a degree or certificate program.
  • I have taken or am currently taking college-level classes other than AP, IB, or other tech prep courses. 
  • I took college-level courses after completing high school or secondary school.

A Term and Major section will then appear.

  • Select 2024 Fall 
  • Select one of the following:
  • Early Childhood PRE
  • Special Education (generalist) PRE
  • Elementary Education PRE

Complete the rest of the instructions as directed in the online application.

  • Personal Information
  • Educational Details
  • Review and Submit

Complete the acknowledgements and pay the $60 application fee.

  • If you meet one or more of the following criteria, you may request an application fee waiver.
  • Received an ACT or SAT testing fee waiver
  • Received a NACAC application fee waiver
  • Enrolled or eligible to participate in the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch Program
  • Enrolled in a TRiO or GEAR Up program (e.g., Talent Search, upward bound)
  • Family receives public assistance
  • Ward of the state or an orphan
  • Live in federally subsidized housing, a foster home, or houseless

Upload documentation to verify your waiver eligibility.

  • You will be notified whether you are eligible.

You should see a new screen that says “Congratulations, your application was successfully submitted.”

  • Click “Finish”
  • The next screen will give you your application confirmation number. A confirmation will be sent to your email.

After you’ve applied to UNLV

You’ll receive two emails from ITHelp with your NSHE ID and your password. Take note of this information for future use. 

  • If you do not receive these emails or if you don’t know your NSHE ID or password, contact the UNLV Office of Information Technology at 702-895-0777.

Use your NSHE ID an password to log in to

  • Take note of any additional documentation required from you under the Tasks tile.
  • Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities you have ever attended by Friday, Mar. 8, 2024.
  • If you are requesting transcripts from CSN, NSU, UNR, or other college within the Nevada System of Education, choose the “NSHE to NSHE” option so transcripts are sent free of charge.
  • Electronic versions of your transcripts are preferred. 
  • If you are currently taking classes, ask the college/university to send your current transcripts as well as your transcripts after grades are posted. 
  • Submit your immunization record (required if you are registering and attending in-person classes) before the start of classes.
  • Complete the Federal Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) to access possible federal financial aid. Be sure to add UNLV on the form as the school you plan to attend. 
  • If you are not eligible to complete a FAFSA, complete an Alternate Need Form.

Admissions Decisions and Appeals

Watch this video to help you understand what happens after you’ve applied to UNLV!

If you apply by the March 1 deadline, you should receive a decision on your admission to UNLV before Monday, Apr. 1.

If you are accepted by UNLV, your application will proceed to the college’s Education Student Services Center (ESSC) to be reviewed for admission to the College of Education. 

  • If you are admitted to the college, your application will to to the NV-EPIC team to be reviewed for admission to the Paraprofessional Pathways Project.
  • You will receive a conditional acceptance letter or denial in two weeks.
  • After you’ve been admitted

If you are not accepted you have the following appeal options:

After you’ve been admitted to UNLV

After you’ve been accepted into the program, the NVForward Team will evaluate your transcripts and assign you to one of two paths:

Apprenticeship Track (PPP)
This means that you have completed an associate’s degree and/or the 60 credits of university-required core coursework.

  • You will receive emails via your RebelMail email regarding the May orientation session (via Zoom).

Pre-Apprenticeship Track
This means that advisors identified additional credits of university-required coursework. 
Once you have completed these credits, you are eligible to begin in the apprenticeship track

  • The NV|Forward Team will be in touch to help you register for special accelerated courses that can help you complete the core requirements. Please do not attempt to register yourself.  
  • You will receive emails regarding the May orientation session (via Zoom).