Congratulations on your admission to New Mexico State University! As an admitted student, you are on your way to becoming a member of the Aggie family.
Now that you’re admitted, you will begin receiving information about housing, financial aid and scholarships, orientation, and more. Check your mail and email regularly to make sure you don’t miss anything. Don’t worry, we’ve made the process as easy as possible.
For admitted students starting Fall 2021
Next steps and important dates
- Send your ACT or SAT test scores to NMSU once you receive them.
- Create your myNMSU and NMSU email accounts and start checking your NMSU email regularly.
- File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA opens on October 1, 2020 and we recommend filing before March 1, 2021.
- Apply for scholarships through Scholar Dollar$. Scholar Dollar$ opens October 1, 2020. For priority consideration, apply by March 1, 2021.
- Apply for Housing.
- Have your final high school transcript sent to us after you graduate.
- Register for Orientation. Registration for our summer orientation sessions opens December 1, 2020.
- Connect with NMSU on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
- Get set to attend classes beginning August 18, 2021!
Frequently asked questions
Not only will you learn more about NMSU and the resources available here, but you will also meet new friends and discover that NMSU is a supportive and caring community. See the Aggie Welcome and Orientation website for more information.
Research has shown when students live on campus, they gain many more benefits and rewards than those living off campus. Students who live on campus are more likely to:
- Connect with campus services
- Participate in extracurricular activities and events
- Perform better academically and typically receive a higher first-semester GPA
- Continue to their second year in college and graduate in four years
- Create bonds with faculty and other students that extend past graduation
- Explore a wider range of ideas by engaging with diverse people and cultures
- Develop stronger interpersonal and communication skills
However, you may complete a residency exemption form (along with supporting documentation) if your situation fits within the listed exemptions and the request will be reviewed. For more information, see the First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) & Residency Requirement web page.