Regular Degree Status Admission

Minimum Qualification for Admission

  • Graduation from any state high school or academy in the United States accredited by a regional accrediting association or approved by a state department of education or state university; or

  • A General Educational Development (GED) Diploma.

If you are wanting an Associate Degree then you must be admitted as a Regular Degree status student.  Check out the Degrees & Certificates offered.

In general, admission requirements as a regular degree-seeking student are listed below. 

  • The completion of an Application for Admission. There is a one-time application fee of $20 that will be charged at the time of registration.

  • An official transcript of the student’s high school credits or GED scores. Transcripts must be sent directly from the high school or GED Testing Center to:

    NMSU-A Admissions and Records Office
    2400 N. Scenic Drive, Alamogordo, NM 88310

  • If the high school transcripts or GED test results do not provide adequate information for a final admissions decision, NMSU-A may require the applicant to submit official results of the American College Testing (ACT) Program test battery.

For more information please contact the Admissions Office by phone at 575.439.3600 or email Admissions Department