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Admissions Application Processing Change

The New Mexico State University System has converted their admissions application processing software. The receipt of admissions applications that are submitted online may be delayed due to this change.

Individuals who apply online (starting on September 29, 2019) are requested to contact the Admissions & Records department at 575.439.3600 or . This list of applicants will be cross-checked and verified once the conversion at the NMSU-A campus has been completed.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Your patience during this transition process is much appreciated.

Please Note: Admission requirements vary depending on your situation. For further information, please see any of the following that apply to you:

How to Apply

  1. Fill out an Application
    • Apply Online!
    • Alternatively, print applications can be picked up at the Admissions Office. NMSU-A has an open admissions policy, meaning that except for certain restricted programs almost anyone with a high school or GED diploma will be admitted.

  2. After Applying:
    1. Admissions will mail a letter to 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.
    4. Register for classes. Registration can be done in person or online through
    5. All students new to NMSU-A (Freshman, Transfer, etc.) must sign up for the mandatory New Student Orientation. Orientation can be done either face-to-face (if available) or On-line.

Special Academic Programs

NMSU-A Annual Security Report

The New Mexico State University-Alamogordo’s Annual Security Report is available online at The report contains information regarding crime statistics as well as other campus security and personal safety topics such as: crime prevention; campus safety authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Annual Security Report, you can stop by the Facilities Office at 2400 N. Scenic Drive, Alamogordo, NM 88310 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 575.439.3798 or by emailing .