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Thanks for your interest in NMSU Alamogordo!

Application steps: 1. Apply for admission. 2. Apply for financial aid. 3. Visit an advisor. 4. Attend new student orientation. 5. Register for classes. admissions financial aid veterans programs advising compass placement test new student orientation register for classes

If you have any questions, please contact Admissions at 575.439.3700, admissNMSUA@nmsu.edu, or complete our Contact Us Web Form.


First Time Students

  1. Apply Online! To apply in person, print applications can be picked up at the Admissions Office. NMSU-A has an open admissions policy, which means almost anyone with a high school or GED diploma will be admitted, except for certain restricted programs.
  2. After Applying
    1. Admissions staff will contact you concerning any supplemental documents you may need to provide, such as official transcripts.
    2. If desired, apply for Financial Aid, including loans, scholarships, and/or veterans benefits.
    3. Contact Academic Advising. All new students must contact an advisor before registering. At this time it will be determined whether Placement Tests must be taken and any student holds may be lifted.
    4. Register for classes. Registration can be done in person in the Student Services Building, or online through my.NMSU.edu.
    5. After registering, pay Tuition & Fees. You can pay in person at the NMSU-A Business Office or online through my.NMSU.edu. Please contact the NMSU-A Business Office at 575.439.3603 if you have any questions.
    6. Purchase Textbooks. Textbooks are available at the NMSU-A Bookstore site.
    7. Attend Class. Welcome to NMSU-A!


Returning Students (Within One Year)

  • You do NOT have to re-apply.
  • Complete the registration process as described above, however, also contact Advising at 575.439.3720, advisingNMSUA@nmsu.edu. An advisor will lift student holds prior to registering.


Returning Students (After One Year Leave)