First-Time Freshmen Requirements
New Mexico Highlands University considers admission for first-time freshmen who submit a complete application:
Online undergraduate application for admission and a one-time nonrefundable $25 application fee. We are currently waiving the 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: An additional official transcript must 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 NMHUAdmissions.
New Mexico Highlands University considers admission for transfer students who have completed 30 or more transferable credit hours of college coursework and submit a complete application.
$25, one-time, nonrefundable application fee. We are temporarily waiving the 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.
Note: 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 subject to disciplinary action, including possible dismissal from the University.
Note: 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 Admissions.
Graduate Admissions Information
Q: What are the graduate admissions requirements?
A: New Mexico Highlands University considers admission for graduate students who submit a complete application:
$25, one-time, nonrefundable application fee (MSW, $50, one-time nonrefundable application fee).
During COVID-19, we are waiving the application fee.
Transcripts from all previously attended regionally accredited institutions (3.0 GPA of higher). We will consider applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement.
Statement of educational goals (except for the School of Business). Two letters of recommendation.
Each department has its own specific requirements for admission. Please click on the appropriate graduate school for further information.
Freshmen Students: Send your official high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores for course placement and scholarship award consideration.
Dual-Credit Students: Send your official high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores for course placement.
Transfer Students: Send your official college transcripts from each college previously attended.
Returning Students: If you have been out of school for more than three consecutive terms, you’ll need to submit an application for admission. If you are unsure, give us a call or email us.
International Students: if you are applying as an international student, apply here.
Graduate Students: If your undergraduate degree is in progress or completed, you can still select this application.
Non-degree Students: If you do not intend to complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree, you may take courses at NMHU. Note: Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid.
Still Not Sure Where to Start?
If you have questions or aren’t sure how to apply, contact us to find out more about requirements, deadlines and to find the online application that’s right for you.