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International Admissions

Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in applying to New Mexico Highlands University. We are very excited that you are considering Highlands University as your place to study.

New Mexico Highlands University is ready to provide you with the academic and student services that you will require and provide individual attention. The faculty at Highlands University is committed to helping you accomplish your educational goals. The International Education Center is here to assist international students with the process of applying to Highlands, handling issuance of I-20 and DS-2019 certificates, immigration reporting requirements and making the most of your academic experience at Highlands. You will find that your fellow students are a diverse group of interesting and talented people. Once you have applied and submitted all required documents, you will receive an email from the International Education Center with updates of your application.

Documents submitted to NMHU become the property of NMHU and will not be returned, transferred or duplicated, for any other purpose.

Please follow applications instructions carefully and follow all steps in the process. Incomplete applications will not be processed until all necessary documents have been received to the International Education Center. Generally, it is necessary to begin the application process one year in advance.

The entire process of assembling your admission packet through obtaining your visa can take many months. Before you can seek a student visa at a U.S. embassy, you will need to obtain admission, satisfy verification of financial ability and receive an I-20 or DS-2019 to study at New Mexico Highlands University. 

Generally, you will be required to pay all of your tuition, fees, residence hall and meal plan charges at the beginning of each semester.  New Mexico Highlands University reserves the right to require an advance deposit.

International students on F-1 and J-1 student visas will be charged for health insurance once enrolled at Highlands University to cover any expenses that are not covered by the student health center.

We believe New Mexico Highlands University is an excellent choice. We hope you will join us and become part of the NMHU family.

If you need more assistance with any of your application requirements, please contact Highlands University’s International Education Center at +1(505) 454-3372 or e-mail international_ed@nmhu.edu

Instructions for International Student Admissions

New Mexico Highlands University offers admission to qualified international applicants. Before you apply, please review the programs of study offered at New Mexico Highlands University.

  1. Apply to NMHU
  2. Submit all required official documents as follows:

If mailing through a post office:

New Mexico Highlands University
International Education Center
Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM 87701 USA

 

If mailing through a courier service:

New Mexico Highlands University
International Education Center
1005 Diamond Street
Las Vegas, NM 87701 USA

Application deadlines for students residing outside the United States:

SUMMER SESSION:  February 1

FALL SEMESTER:  May 31

SPRING SEMESTER:  October 15

 

Required documents for bachelor-level seeking applicants

  1. Application
  2. High School Diploma or U.S. equivalency
  3. Official transcripts from the institution that you received your secondary education from (school leaving certificate, diploma….)

Official records of previous education you have attended: Official transcripts, certificates, or grade records with all necessary official translations into English must be sent (in a sealed envelope) or electronically emailed (international_ed@nmhu.edu) from all educational institutions attended. The records should also contain official certification of completion.

If you will be seeking a second bachelor’s degree and the degree is from a university or college outside of the United States, your transcripts must be evaluated by a credential evaluation service that is a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), OR a current member of the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Evaluations must include the educational degree equivalencies, grade point average and course-by-course analysis.

If you seek to transfer credits from a foreign university, your transcripts must be evaluated by a credential evaluation service that is a current member of the National Association  of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), OR a current member of the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Evaluations must include the educational degree equivalencies, grade point average and course-by-course analysis.

 

  1. English language level of competency

Submit evidence of adequate command of the English language, by earning an acceptable score on any of the accepted tests listed below:

TOEFL www.toefl.org:  Written: 500  Computer: 173  Internet:  61

TOEFL for Business:  Written: 540  Computer:  207  Internet:  76

IELTS www.ielts.org:  5.5

IELTS for Business:  6

GTEC Scores:  Undergraduate 1051                               

GTEC Scores:  Undergraduate Business 1151

STEP EIKEN Scores: 2A or 2150                                     

Applicants from countries in which English is an official language, but not the language of the majority or the language of instruction will be required to submit one of the test scores indicated in the table above.

Exceptions for providing evidence of adequate command of the English language are:

  • Persons holding citizenship in English-speaking countries.
  • Applicants holding citizenship in a country where the English language is an official language and the means of instruction.
  1. A one-time, nonrefundable $25 application fee (not required of returning students).
  2. Financial Certificate Form (emailed to you upon receipt of application), official bank statements and letters of sponsorship.