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You’re admitted. Now what?

As an admitted student, you are on your way to becoming a member of the Aggie family. In this guide, we will describe the steps you will need to complete in order to be ready for classes.

You will begin receiving information from NMSU-A about 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.


Step 1- Create your NMSU  account.

Your  portal is where you will be able to access your email, registration information, financial aid information, and most of your technology tools, so it is essential that you get familiar with it.





Step 2- Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Financial Aid is a vital part of your enrollment process. Apply for FAFSA and ScholarDollar$ as soon as possible.
  1. File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you need help completing the FAFSA, you can call 575.439.3600 to schedule an appointment with a Financial Aid Advisor.


Step 3- Complete Orientation.

All incoming students have to complete Orientation. 
  • New Student Orientation: All new incoming students have the option to enroll in the online orientation course or attend an in person session upon admission. Please complete the registration form to register for New Student Orientation.








Step 4- Take your English and Math Placement Assessments.

Before meeting with an academic advisor and registering for classes, you might have to take the math and English placement assessments (unless you’ve taken the ACT or SAT in the past year). To schedule your assessments, please get in touch with the Testing Center by emailing or calling 575.439.3853.

We have prepared a checklist that will help you prepare for your placement assessments.

Step 5- Schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

Our Academic Advisors are here to help you make your academic decisions: choose a degree plan, create a map to achieve your goals, and assist you in registering for classes.
Schedule your appointment via phone at 575.439.3600 or by emailing



Do you need personalized help? RC3 Can Help.

Ready, Commit, Continue, and Complete (RC3) is a student success program at NMSU Alamogordo funded by a Title V DHSI Grant.

Our Student Success Coaches can help you with the extra support you may need to get you started:


Career Exploration.

Need help deciding your career path? We have career exploration tools for you to explore your options and career outcomes.

Campus Tour

We can organize a campus tour for you and your support system.

Schedule your tour!

One-Stop Onboarding

One-Stop Onboarding: We offer support for completing FAFSA, scheduling your placement assessments, scheduling your appointments with Financial Aid, and Academic Advising.

Connect with us today!

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