NMSU Global Campus Undergraduate Admissions

Contact Information 

NMSU Global Campus Undergraduate Admissions
New Mexico State University 
P.O. Box 30001 
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001 
(575) 646-3121

Under the policies and conditions set forth below, a student may be accepted for undergraduate admission to NMSU as either: 

  • A degree-seeking student or 
  • A nondegree student under the policies and conditions as set forth in this section. 

Degree-Seeking Students 

Requirements for admission as a degree-seeking student: 

  • Application for admission—NMSU Global Campus applicants enjoy a waived application fee.
  • NMSU Global Campus has a zero-credit entry and no GPA Requirement.
  • Students are required to self-report their GPA in the application. Other option is for students to provide an unofficial high school transcript.
  • ACT and/or SAT Scores are optional for admissions, however, scores will be used for scholarship consideration and for math and English placement.
  • If applicable, official post-secondary education transcripts sent directly from each institution attended to NMSU Undergraduate Admissions.
  • All applicants with tentative admission are required to submit a final, official high school transcript showing a graduate date before a final admission decision is granted.

Admission Requirements , Undergraduate 

To be considered for admission, students must submit the following documents: 

  • Undergraduate application.
  • Transcript Request Release Form to allow us to request U.S. transcripts directly from previous accredited institutions OR Official U.S. transcripts OR Transcript Waiver Form (indicating previous accredited institutions being waived).
  • Applicants using Military Education Benefits should consult their Admission Counselor or Academic Advisor regarding previously attempted academic credits.
  • Attestation Form verifying graduation or anticipated graduation from a high school or successful completion of a high school equivalency exam. Students may submit one of the following credentials as proof of high school completion:
  • High school diploma
  • General Education Development (GED) credential
  • A state-authorized high school equivalent certificate such as the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) or the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)
  • Homeschooled documentation (see Homeschool Admission Policy)
  • A conferred associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution listed by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the Department of Education (DOE/DAPIP). 

Additional admission criteria may apply. Students should check for any specific requirements for their program of interest.

NMSU Global Aggie Welcome and Orientation 

Students new to NMSU Global Campus who have never taken an online course should complete the “Global Aggie Orientation course before they complete their first online course.

Nondegree-Seeking Students 

How to Apply as a Nondegree Seeking Student 

Nondegree admission is designed to meet the needs of students who do not wish to pursue a degree at NMSU. Courses taken in this status may not be used to meet university admission requirements. Students interested in using nondegree credit for initial teacher certification or certification in a new field must contact the College of Education. 

Students on nondegree status are ineligible to: 

  • Receive financial aid or student employment 
  • Participate in student government or intercollegiate athletics
  • Receive benefits from any veterans’ program
  • Transcripts from previous institutions, high school, and/or results of college entrance exams may be required to assure readiness for university-level courses.

Nondegree students are subject to the same university regulations as degree-seeking students. 

Changing from Nondegree Status

A nondegree student in good academic standing at NMSU must submit a formal application for a change of status from nondegree to degree-seeking. Requirements for regular admission must be met. Nondegree students may not transfer more than 90 credits from this status to any undergraduate degree program except for students participating in a high school concurrent enrollment program.

How to Apply for Readmission 

Former students of the NMSU system, who have been out of school for more than two consecutive semesters, are required to make a formal application for readmission. Applications should be submitted to the office of NMSU Global Campus Undergraduate Admissionsbefore the start date of the semester for which the student plans to enroll. 

A student who has attended other institutions during an absence must have official transcripts sent directly to NMSU Global Campus Undergraduate Admissions and must be eligible to return to the college or university they last attended. Transcripts must be received before the date of registration. Admission status at the time of readmission will generally be determined by previous NMSU academic standing. However, academic performance at other institutions attended during the applicant’s absence from NMSU may be taken into consideration in determining the student’s admission status.

Credit for Prior Learning

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Out-of-State Students and Legal Jurisdiction 

By applying for admission/enrollment, the student agrees that New Mexico law prevails and all litigation will be in federal or state court in New Mexico.

Application Materials 

All documents submitted as part of the official admissions process become the property of NMSU and will not be returned to the student. Application materials are retained for one calendar year for students who apply but do not attend. 

Rolling Application Deadlines 

With six entry points into NMSU Global Campus programs, we offer a rolling application deadline. This allows you the freedom to choose when you start or restart your college career.