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Office of Admissions

Temporary continuation of business operations

Though our campuses are quiet with the majority of our staff working remotely, we want to assure you that our admissions team is hard at work processing your applications and documents. We are still admitting students, accepting transcripts, and welcoming questions. We’re here to offer support as we are able – by email, phone, or even virtually.

Please let us know how we can be of support to you during this time!

Email or give us a call to set up a time to check in or to ask a question of our admissions specialists, who are standing by!

Email: admissions@nmhu.edu

Phone: (505) 454-3394

You must leave a voicemail with your contact information so we can return your call and support you.

Be well. Be strong. Be a Cowboy!


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.

Prospective Students:

Apply for Admission

Schedule a Virtual Field Trip

Launch Virtual Tour

General information and questions: recruitment@nmhu.edu

Send official transcripts and records: admissions@nmhu.edu

Schedule a campus visit: campustours@nmhu.edu


Contact Information for the Office of Admissions

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).

What are the undergraduate first-time freshmen admissions 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. During COVID-19, we are 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.

During COVID-19, we are accepting copies of student records.
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.

What are the undergraduate transfer admissions requirements?
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.

Online undergraduate application for admission

$25, one-time, nonrefundable application fee. During COVID-19, we are 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

FAQs:

Q: What are the graduate admissions requirements?

A: New Mexico Highlands University considers admission for graduate students who submit a complete application:

Online graduate application for admission

$25, one-time, nonrefundable application fee (MSW, $50, one-time nonrefundable application fee).

During COVID-19, we are waiving the application fee.

General Requirements

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.

College of Arts and Sciences

Biology

Chemistry

Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences

English

Exercise and Sports Science

History and Political Science

Natural Resources Management

Psychology

Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice

Visual and Performing Arts

School of Business, Media, and Technology

Business

Media Arts

Software System Design

School of Education

Alternative Licensure

Counseling and Guidance

Curriculum and Instruction

Educational Leadership

School of Social Work

Social Work

 

Important Dates

  • 31

    Aug

    Through the Summer: More Virtual Events Coming

  • 31

    Aug

    Through 8/31: Virtual Cowboy Art Exhibition in Ray Drew Gallery

Meet our Office of Admissions Team