Office of Admissions


Mailing address
Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Physical address
Felix Martinez Building Room 110/150
800 University Avenue
Las Vegas, NM


Hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m; Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Send official transcripts and records to

The basics

Admissions Application – Apply Now

Admissions Requirements

Academic Programs

Campus Tour

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Native American Center

Residence Halls & Housing

Student Success Center

Tuition & Fees

Undergraduate Catalog 



What does a 160-year-old fort have in common with great skiing? Or world-class art and music have in common with three state parks? They’re all in New Mexico Highlands University’s backyard. Northern New Mexico is truly a unique location.


We are an open-enrollment institution and we accept applications on a rolling basis. As a part of our commitment to inclusion, we do not have an application deadline.

All prospective students will need to complete an application. Get started on your application.

Submit all of your high school or college transcripts. We’ll ask for additional transcripts if necessary.

SAT or ACT scores
Recommended but not required. Scores are used to help place students in the appropriate coursework as well as for scholarship award consideration. (ACT code is 2640; SAT code is 4532)

Articulation agreements (transfer students)
This is your academic roadmap between NMHU and your current institution. You will see what courses transfer to NMHU. Articulation & Transfer Agreements

How long does it take to apply?
Completing the online application typically takes 30-45 minutes. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Check your email regularly as we will require transcripts, scores, and other materials to admit you to NMHU.

Connect with your admissions counselor
We have a team of counselors ready for your questions about NMHU as well as your college search in general.


Now that you’re part of the Cowboy and Cowgirl family, let’s get started for the first day!

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
For support, please contact NMHU Financial Aid at or by phone at 505-454-3318. NMHU’s school code is 002653.

Activate your NMHU email
This will grant you access to the NMHU portal and you can begin receiving official correspondence with NMHU.

Scholarship opportunities
If you have a 2.5+ cumulative high school or 3.0+ cumulative college GPA, you may qualify for a merit-based scholarship! NMHU considers all admitted students for merit-based scholarships.

Residence halls
One of the most important things you’ll do at Highlands is to find a quiet, friendly place to live and study. We can help! Check out what’s available, and then send in your application to NMHU.

Visit with the Business Office
You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about payment plan options and how to make a payment.

Final official transcript
After you have graduated from high school or a two-year institution, request your final official eTranscript.
Parchment request – Recipient name and email – NMHU Admissions,

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Meet our Office of Admissions Team