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Step-by-step instruction on how to get started

  1. Apply for VA Educational Benefits:
    -We STRONGLY encourage you to apply as soon as possible, since the application process can be lengthy.
  2. Apply for Admission: Note this can be a lengthy process due to the transcripts.
    -If you are an out-of-state student, discuss being an in-state student for tuition purposes only.
  3. Request Transcripts: College, military and high school transcripts
    -Remember: Transcripts must come from one institution directly to our institution
  4. Advising: Talk to an Academic Advisor and have them sign your degree plan, and request a copy of placement test scores.
  5. Certification: The Veterans Programs office will need a copy of each of the following documents:
    • Registration Document (mynsmu)
    • Signed Degree Plan (Advisor)
    • Placement test scores (Advisor)
    • VA Certification of Eligibility (VA)
    • DD214 (Veterans) or N.O.B.E (for Guard or Reservist)
    • Student Responsibilities Form (Veterans Program office, or website)
    • Information Sheet (Veterans Program office, or website)
  6. Veterans Lounge: Please remember if you wish to gain access to the Veterans Lounge, submit a request to the Veterans Programs Office to gain access.

If you have any question please call the NMSU-A Veterans Office.

  1. Apply for VA Educational Benefits:
    -We STRONGLY encourage you to apply as soon as possible, since the application process can be lengthy.
  2. Apply for Admission: Note this can be a lengthy process due to the transcripts.
    -If you are an out-of-state student, discuss being an in-state student for tuition purposes only.
  3. Request Transcripts: College and high school transcripts
    -Remember: Transcripts must come from one institution directly to our institution. If you have over 30 college credit hours, we will not require your high school or GED transcripts.
  4. Advising: Talk to an academic advisor and have them sign your degree plan, and request a copy of AccuPlacer Test scores.
  5. Certification: The Veterans Programs office will need a copy of each of the following documents – please have all documents ready before submitting to the Veterans Program office:
    • Registration Document (mynsmu)
    • Signed Degree Plan (Advisor)
    • Placement test scores (Advisor)
    • VA certification of Eligibility (VA)
    • Student Responsibilities Form (Veterans Program office, or website)
    • Information Sheet (Veterans Program office, or website)

  • Step 1: VA
    Fill out a change of place of training on Vets.gov to transfer your VA Education Benefits to NMSU Las Cruces. Form 22-1995 for Veterans or Form 22-5495 for Dependents.
  • Step 2: Transfer Coordinator
    Schedule an appointment with the transfer coordinator to talk about transferring from NMSU Alamogordo to NMSU Las Cruces.
    NMSU-A Advising
    575.439.3600
    advisingNMSUA@nmsu.edu
  • Step 3: Admissions
    Fill out a Change of Campus form with NMSU Las Cruces.
  • Step 4: Academic Advisor
    Set up an appointment with an academic advisor at NMSU Las Cruces for a degree plan.
    • NMSU Las Cruces Advisor Contact
    • Step 5: Military and Veterans Programs
      During your first visit to the MVP at NMSU Las Cruces, you will need the following:
      • Certificate of Eligibility
      • NMSU Office of Military and Veterans Programs Information Sheet
      • NMSU Office of Military and Veterans Programs Student Responsibilities Form
      • NMSU Office of Military and Veterans Programs Semester Hold Sheet
      • College Degree Plan or STAR Degree Audit Report
      • Concise Student Schedule


    If you have any question please contact the MVP Office: 575.646.4524

    mvp@nmsu.edu

    mvp.nmsu.edu

The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows Service members to transfer all or some unused benefits to their spouse or dependent children. The Department of Defense (DoD) determines whether or not you can transfer benefits to your family. Once the DoD approves benefits for transfer, the new beneficiaries apply for them at VA. To find out more, visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_transfer.asp.

  1. Apply for Admission: Note this can be a lengthy process due to the transcripts. (If you are an out-of-state student, discuss being an in-state student for tuition purposes only)
  2. Request Transcripts: College, military and high school transcripts (Remember Transcripts must come from one institution directly to our institution) You can request military Transcripts at:
  3. Advising: Talk to an Academic Advisor and have them sign your degree plan, and request a copy of placement test scores
  4. Certification: The Veterans Programs Office will need a copy of each of the following documents.
    1. Class Schedule & Statement of Account (mynsmu)
    2. Signed Degree Plan (Advisor)
    3. Placement test scores (Advisor)
    4. Student Responsibilities Form (Veterans Program Office, or website)
    5. Information Sheet (Veterans Program Office, or website)
  5. Create a mynmsu account to order your textbooks.
  6. Veterans Lounge: Please remember if you wish to gain access to the Veterans Lounge, submit a request to the Veterans Programs Office

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.