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You’re admitted! Now what?

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.

Important Dates for Students Starting in 2021

Date
October 1, 2020 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens
October 1, 2020 Scholar Dollar$ (NMSU scholarship application) opens
December 1, 2020 Aggie Welcome and Orientation (summer orientation sessions) reservations open
January 25, 2021 Spring 2021 semester begins
March 1, 2021 FAFSA  priority deadline
March 1, 2021 Scholar Dollar$ priority deadline
May 26, 2021 Summer 2021 semester begins
August 18, 2021 Fall 2021 semester begins

Make sure to review all the important dates and deadlines for the semester in which you will begin.

Next Steps

Electronic copies can be emailed to: admissions@nmsu.edu

Mailed copies should be addressed to:

NMSU Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 30001, MSC 3A
Las Cruces, NM 88003

  • Create your myNMSU account and start checking your NMSU email regularly.
  • Send your ACT or SAT test scores to NMSU if you have taken a test.
  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Apply for scholarships through Scholar Dollar$.
  • Apply for Housing.
  • Register for Orientation (academic advising and course registration will be included in your orientation program) 
  • Request your official final high school transcript to be sent directly to NMSU after high school graduation date. To be considered final, your graduation date must be listed. If you have college credits (dual credit/concurrent enrollment) you must request official final college transcripts from each institution you attended.
  • Request your final official college transcripts from each institution you have previously attended. Only official transcripts will be evaluated for credit transfer.
  • Send us your official AP, IB, CLEP and DANTES test scores if applicable.

Electronic copies can be emailed to admissions@nmsu.edu

Mailed copies should be addressed to:

NMSU Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 30001, MSC 3A
Las Cruces, NM 88003

You are not required to go through orientation. However, you will need to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. Information on how to register for classes and the registration schedule by student classification are provided through University Student Records

You are not required to go through orientation. However, you will need to discuss your degree requirements with the academic department for your intended major. You can find this information on the college’s website. Information on how to register for classes and the registration schedule by student classification are provided through University Student Records.

You are not required to go through orientation or meet with an academic advisor. Information on how to register for classes and the registration schedule by student classification are provided through University Student Records. If the course(s) you are trying to register for have pre-requisites, you may need assistance with registration as college credits from other universities will not be transferred into our system. If this is the case, please reach out to the instructor of the course for assistance.

Note: Non-Degree Seeking Students are not eligible for the following: financial aid, institutional scholarships, military tuition assistance, athletics, ASNMSU, and student employment through NMSU.


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 help@nmsu.edu.
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.