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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

Frequently asked questions

NMSU provides college credit for qualifying Advanced Placement exam scores. You will only receive credit for the course if you take the exam. Most subjects require a score of 3, 4 or 5. You will need to request your official scores to be sent to NMSU directly from College Board.
If you have taken college courses outside of the NMSU system, you are required to send in official college transcripts from each institution you have attended. You will request official transcripts to be sent to NMSU Undergraduate Admissions. Once we receive your official transcripts it will be evaluated for transfer credit.
To create your myNMSU account, you will need your Aggie ID number or social security number to get started. If you have problems creating your account, or need assistance resetting your password, contact the ICT Help Desk at 575-646-1840 or at
Simply select your intended major on your Aggie Welcome and Orientation reservation and we will automatically make any changes to your major from your application for admission.
Yes. Orientation is an important step in your transition to NMSU. All new, incoming freshmen and transfer students must complete orientation before registering for classes. Orientation will provide the tools and information to make your transition to NMSU as easy as possible.

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.

First-time, full-time undergraduate students admitted to the Las Cruces campus will be required to live in a university-operated residence hall for the first academic year, or two semesters.

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.

Campus resources for new students