Transfer Students

Welcome to the NMSU Transfer Center. At NMSU we have dedicated advisors to help you through the transfer process. We provide all the help you need to make NMSU the next place you call home.

We can assist you with:

  • Admissions
  • Financial aid and scholarships
  • Transcript evaluation
  • Degree audits
  • Connecting with your academic department
  • Housing
  • And more!

Starting the transfer process

  1. Apply to NMSU.
  2. Request official transcripts from each institution you have attended. In order to be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly to NMSU from the institution electronically at or mailed to:

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

  3. If eligible, complete your FAFSA.

Transferring from an NMSU Community College?

If you are a current student enrolled at one of NMSU's community college campuses (NMSU-Alamogordo, NMSU-Carlsbad (Southeast New Mexico College), NMSU-Doña Ana, or NMSU-Grants) and would like to see the transfer requirements, visit our NMSU Community College Transition page.

To start the transfer process submit your Change of Campus.

Once admitted, make your appointment with the Center for Academic Advising and Student Support (CAASS).

Make sure to add the NMSU-Las Cruces school code- 002657 to your FAFSA. If you have questions, contact your financial aid advisor.

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Transfer admission requirements

  • Application for admission and official college transcripts or e-transcripts mailed directly from each college or university attended.
  • At least a 2.0 cumulative GPA in your college courses and 24 completed credit hours at a non-military college/university. Courses taken for college credit while enrolled in high school are not counted toward the 24 credit hours.
  • Must be eligible to return to your last college or university.

If you have fewer than 24 completed college credit hours, you must fulfill the First Time Freshmen admission requirements.

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How do your credits transfer?

NMSU understands the importance of getting all the facts before making a decision on where to complete your degree. Use our course equivalency tool to see how your credits will transfer to NMSU!

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Request an unofficial evaluation!

Couldn't find your institution on the course equivalency search? You can request an unofficial evaluation of your credits by submitting an evaluation request and attaching your transcript(s). We can then send you an unofficial evaluation of your credits and a degree plan for your intended major. Our unofficial evaluation request is intended for students seeking their first bachelor's degree. Transcripts from countries outside the US are not eligible for unofficial evaluation; however, they will be evaluated upon admission with the submission of an official foreign credential evaluation.

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Take a look at our scholarship opportunities!

In addition to our competitive tuition rate, scholarships and discounts are available for transfer students to help you attain your degree.

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Transfer military credits to NMSU

NMSU is a military and veteran friendly university. Find additional resources available through the NMSU Military and Veterans Program.

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Questions? Contact us today!

If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact us by emailing or calling (575) 646-3121. You can also connect with us by visiting our virtual experience website and scheduling your appointment today!

Check out our articulation agreements

Engineering Technology and Surveying Engineering Articulation Agreements

The NMSU Department of Engineering Technology and Surveying Engineering (ETSE) also has articulation agreements that define which courses a student can take from another institution that will transfer into ETSE programs. See the ETSE Transfer Student Information page for a list of those agreements.

Other Admissions Processes

Military and Veteran Students applying as undergraduates should start here, but additional assistance is available through NMSU's Military and Veterans Programs.

Graduate Students should start with the Graduate School.

International Students should should start with International Student and Scholar Services.