Registration Guide

Class Registration Guide


Here you will find details about the registration schedule, important dates and deadlines, registration conditions, tuition and billing information, the final exam schedule, and other useful information.

Make sure you are ready to register by:

  • Making an appointment with your academic advisor. Go to nmsua.edu/advising/ for more information.
  • Taking care of any holds that might delay registering.
  • Knowing when you can register.

Course Availability

Log in to myNMSU to view the course schedule, check your registration status, class schedule, and add or drop courses.
If you do not have a myNMSU account, you can still view the course schedule.

Registration dates

Your registration date is determined by your classification now, not at the end of the current semester. For example, if you are currently a sophomore but at the end of the semester will be a junior you will have the sophomore registration time. See the table below for more information about classification.

Classification (class rank) Credits
Freshman Less than 28 credits
Sophomore Successful completion of 28 credits
Junior Successful completion of 62 credits
Senior Successful completion of 94 credits

To see your specific registration date, log in to myNMSU and click your Student tab. Select Registration, then Registration Status. The Registration Status page will also show any holds that will prevent registration. You can begin registering at 5 a.m. on your registration date. You can register and/or change classes until registration for the semester ends.

For a general list of registration dates for an upcoming semester, see the Registration Date page for that semester.

Campus Priority Registration

Students are best served when they take classes on their primary campus. It is there that students have access to advisors and faculty who are most familiar with their degree programs. Other support services, such as financial aid and tutoring, are best delivered from a student’s primary campus.

For that reason students at all NMSU campuses will take 100- and 200-level classes at their primary campus if they are offered there. Students can take courses on other campuses if the course is not offered or if there are no seats available in that course at their primary campus. For example, DACC classes in Library Science that are not offered on other campuses will be open to students system-wide. Students can also register for courses on another campus when those courses are full on their primary campus, and students at NMSU-LC can register for developmental courses on any campus.


Exceptions will be authorized by Academic Advisors when they are consistent with the intent that students take courses on their primary campus In support of student degree and certificate completion.

Two weeks before classes begin each term, students will be able to register for any course on any campus provided space is available and they meet prerequisites. Open Registration dates are noted on the Registration Dates page for each semester.

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