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Office of Student Recruitment & Undergraduate Admissions

 

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What We Do:
The Office of Student Recruitment & Undergraduate Admissions is part of the Office of Strategic Enrollment Management at New Mexico Highlands University. Our team works with prospective students and their families to help make their university search go as smooth as possible. We help students select a university that is right for them and ensure they feel more at home from the first day of classes here at Highlands. We also offer customized campus tours to prospective students. We process all undergraduate admission applications.  It is our mission to assist Highlands University in achieving academic excellence by encouraging student success.


Prospective Students:

Click here to Apply for Admission

Click here to Schedule a Campus Tour

Click here to Launch Virtual Tour


Services We Offer:

Students:

  • Transcript evaluation and pre-enrollment admissions advisement for first time freshman-If you are applying directly from high school, and you’ve never attend college, or all your college credits were earned prior to high school graduation (or equivalent) you will be applying as a freshman. Any credits earned before completing high school will be evaluated for transfer, but will not impact your application status.
  • Transcript evaluation and pre-enrollment admissions advisement for transfer students-If you have taken any college-level coursework at a regionally accredited college after high school graduation (or equivalent), you will be evaluated as a transfer student. If your only college coursework was taken while concurrently-enrolled in high school (prior to graduation), you will be evaluated as a first time freshman.
  • College Fair Visits-If you are a high school student and your school is holding a College Fair, our recruiters will visit your high school to meet with you, your friends, parents and counselors to explain more about what Highlands has to offer and how we would be a perfect fit for you.
  • Transfer Fairs-If you are a transfer student and your current college or university is holding a Transfer Fair our recruiters will visit your campus to meet with you in person and explain more about what Highlands has to offer you as a transfer student to help you achieve your academic goals.
  • Campus Tours-We will customize a campus tour experience for you. You will get a glimpse of college life on the beautiful NMHU campus. You will receive an extensive tour of your department of interest and if possible, meet with a representative from that department to answer all of your questions concerning that program.

Parents:

  • We’re glad you’ve helped your student to this point and we’re even happier that you’re supporting them through the most transformative experience in their life. Our office is here to help you and your student during the start of their college career. We want to ensure you have the resources and knowledge to continue to guide your student.

School Officials:

  • As high school counselors, you care deeply about your student’s future – and so do we. We also recognize the important role you play in guiding your student during the college search process. Whether NMHU students progress to graduate school or pursue their passions as a career, countless students have told us what a difference the University and those who supported them along the way made in their lives. As you and your student move forward, we want you to know we are here to support you throughout this process.
  • As college counselors and advisers, you are important partners with whom we share a commitment to student success, transition, and degree completion. Our admissions staff is here to answer your questions and provide quick access to the information you need for your students. Whether you work with students in the state of New Mexico or across the country, connect with our admissions team to better assist your students.
  • Fall Counselors Workshop August 30 & 31, 2017 – Last year we began a new tradition of hosting a Counselors workshop on campus. At this workshop, you will learn more about the resources available to you and your students who choose Highlands as their premiere university.

Contact Information:

Student Recruitment & Undergraduate Admissions

Find out what it takes to be a Highlands student.

We know each student brings something different to campus. That’s why we look beyond your test scores and consider you as a person — not a list of credentials. Learn about the steps it takes to become the newest member of the NMHU Family.

General information & questions: recruitment@nmhu.edu

Send official transcripts & records: admissions@nmhu.edu

Schedule a campus visit: campustours@nmhu.edu

Mailing Address
Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Physical Address
Felix Martinez Building Room 110
800 University Avenue
Las Vegas, N.M.

Phone:
505-454-3394
1-800-338-6648

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (open during lunch)


Meet our team

Administration

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Jessica Jaramillo, MPA
Director

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Mary Cole
Administrative Assistant

Undergraduate Admissions

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Melissa Bassett
Admissions Specialist

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Lourdes Dominguez
Transfer Admissions Specialist

Undergraduate Student Recruiters

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Leonardo Garcia
Student Recruiter

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Joshua Griñe
Student Recruiter

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Deseree Povijua
Student Recruiter

Campus Visit Experience

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Crystal Burch
Campus Visit Specialist
campustours@nmhu.edu


FAQs:

Q: What are the undergraduate first-time freshmen admission requirements?

A: New Mexico Highlands University considers admission for first time freshmen who submit a complete application:

  • On-line undergraduate application for admission newmexicohighlands.com/apply;
  • $15, one-time, nonrefundable application fee;
  • Official high school transcript indicating high school diploma from an accredited secondary school or completion of the national GED/HiSET examination with a score total of Pass. Students who receive a certificate of completion instead of a high school diploma will be encouraged to complete the GED. If the applicant has not yet graduated from high school at the time of application, the official 6th or 7th semester transcript should include all courses completed, as well as those in progress for admission evaluation;
  • Official college transcript (indicating dual credit and/or college coursework, if applicable);
  • American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is recommended but not required. Scores are used to help place students in the appropriate coursework as well as for scholarship award consideration. Submission of score reports at the time of application is suggested. Students who do not submit ACT or SAT scores will be required to take the Accuplacer placement exam prior to enrollment.
    • NMHU’s ACT test code 2640
    • NMHU’s SAT test code 4532

Note: For coursework in progress during the application process, an additional official transcript will need to be provided for the courses that were in progress at the time of admission. A student will be denied further registration until the official documentation is received by NMHU.

Q: What are the undergraduate transfer admission requirements?

A: New Mexico Highlands University considers admission for transfer students who have completed 16 or more semester credit hours of college coursework and submit a complete application:

  • On-line undergraduate application for admission newmexicohighlands.com/apply;
  • $15, one-time, nonrefundable application fee;
  • Official college transcripts from each college previously attended. If a student is applying for the next academic semester while still enrolled at another institution, the official transcript must include all courses in progress as well as all completed coursework;

Disclosure: Applicants must indicate on the application all previous college attendance. Applicants may not ignore any college attendance and/or enrollment, even though they may prefer to repeat all courses. Students found guilty of nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out admission application forms, or who find after admission or enrollment that for academic or other reasons they are ineligible to return to their last institution but fail to report this immediately to the Office of Student Recruitment & Undergraduate Admissions, are submit to disciplinary action, including possible dismissal from the University.

Note: For coursework in progress during the application process, an additional official transcript will need to be provided for the courses that were in progress at the time of admission. A student will be denied further registration until the official documentation is received by NMHU.

Q: I am interested in meeting with an athletic coach, how do I get in contact with a coach at Highlands?:

A: All of our NMHU coaches prefer to setup their own meetings with prospective players/students. Their contact information may be found on our athletics page.

Q: I am interested in meeting with a faculty member in my preferred study of interest, how do I get in contact with a faculty member at Highlands:

A: We recommend you contact our office to schedule a campus tour along with a faculty member visit.  Click here to contact us.