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New Mexico State University

Alamogordo

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How to Apply for Degree or Certificate

Students are advised to complete a final STAR degree audit and verify with an academic adviser that all requirements are met, and/or in progress, before submitting an application.

Applications must be submitted by the deadlines noted. No late applications are accepted. For application deadlines go to the Campus Calendar and choose the Academic Calendar for the academic year you will have completed degree requirements.

Students who fail to meet graduation requirements by the date indicated on the Application for Degree or Certificate must reapply the next term in which requirements are met.

Any changes to degree applications must be submitted by email to early in the semester.

Any changes to certificate applications must be submitted by email to .

Apply for Degree

All undergraduate students must submit their degree application online through their myNMSU account.

Log in to myNMSU. Under the Student Tab, Launchpad-Records/Degree Application link, you will find the Application for Degree (Diploma) link. Follow the on-screen prompts to submit your application. Submitting a degree application is free on the NMSU-A campus.

Apply for Certificate

To apply for a certificate complete the certificate application. Submitting a certificate application is free on the NMSU-A campus.

Degree Diplomas

Diplomas will be issued 4 – 6 weeks after the deadline for final grades at the end of each term. For example, Fall semester diplomas may not be received until the middle of February, due to the holiday; Spring semester diplomas may not be received until June; Summer semester diplomas may not be received until mid-September.

If you have not received your diploma, please follow up with the Office of University Student Records, or . Include your full name and Aggie/Student ID number.

Certificates

Certificates will be issued 4 – 6 weeks after the deadline for final grades at the end of each term. For example, Fall semester certificates may not be received until the middle of February, due to the holiday; Spring semester certificates may not be received until June; Summer semester diplomas may not be received until mid-September.

If you have not received your diploma, please follow up with the Office of the Vice President for Student Success, or judGarci@nmsu.edu. Include your full name and Aggie/Student ID number.

Commencement Ceremony

If you plan to attend the commencement ceremony complete the Graduation Ceremony form. The NMSU Alamogordo Commencement Ceremony is held once a year at the end of the Spring term in May. If you chose to attend the ceremony when you applied for your degree, you will receive an invitation to participate and information about the ceremony from the Office of the Vice President for Student Success.