Transfer Students

To begin the transfer process, contact Rose Pena, your NMSU-A Transfer Advisor.

NMSU Alamogordo
2400 N. Scenic Drive
Alamogordo, NM 88310

With good planning, you can earn the assoicate degree in two years and finish the bachelor’s in another two years. Find out how today!


The New Mexico General Education Common Core is the general education component within all bachelor’s degree at public institutions of higher learning in New Mexico. In the NMSU System of campuses, the 35-36 credits of Common Core classes are all lower division (100-200 level) and designated with a G suffix (eg., ENGL 111G, MATH 121G, etc.) All NMSU system-wide courses with a G suffix fit somewhere in the five areas of the New Mexico General Education Common Core model.



Like most community colleges, NMSU-A offers many technical or applied courses that are designed to train students to develop very specific skills. These applied courses carry college level degree credit, but cannot count toward the New Mexico General Education Common Core. It is up to each receiving academic department at NMSU-Las Cruses to determine if and how they will accept specific applied courses toward their bachelor’s degree programs.



A successful transfer from NMSU-A to NMSU-Las Cruses requires strategic planning. Don’t assume anything: THINK, RESEARCH, SEEK ACADEMIC ADVISING & PLAN AHEAD. THe best strategy you and your academic advisor can employ is to reverse engineer your chosen bachelor’s degree backward into an associate degree that will completely transfer. The college offering your bachelor’s degree will dictate which courses they accept. NMSU-A and NMSU academic advisors and the transfer advisor are your partners in the academic planning process. Initiate contact with them and plan throughout the year with them, not just during busy registration times.



Talk with your academic advisor today about developing a long range plan to earn your bachelor’s degree. Whether you plan to transfer to NMSU, another New Mexico college or university, or one out-of-state, your advisor can lead you in a straight line toward your educational goal. It’s one of the best investments you’ll ever make!



As you plan your college career, there are 3 places you will find degree requirements:

The Catalogs

Both the NMSU Catalog ( and the NMSU-A Catalog ( are essential tools for planning.

The Star Degree Audit

The degree audit system offers customized reports tot rack your progress toward any degree within the NMSU system of campuses. Access it by going to:

The Degree Plan

This is a college-issued document that works well as a portable checklist for advising and planning. NMSU-A degree plans are available at