Commencement is May 15, 2021. Congratulations, Class of '21! For details, click the banner.

Commencement is May 15, 2021. Congratulations, Class of '21! For details, click the banner.

Office of Admissions

Temporary continuation of business operations
Our staff is working remotely, but we are still admitting students, accepting transcripts, and welcoming questions. We’re here to assist by email, phone, and virtually.


Mailing address
Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Physical address
Felix Martinez Building Room 110/150
800 University Avenue
Las Vegas, N.M.


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

Send your official transcripts and records to

The basics

Admissions Application – Apply Now

Admissions Requirements

Academic Programs

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Graduate Catalog

Native American Center

Office of Graduate Studies

Request for More Information 

Residence Halls & Housing

Student Success Center

Tuition & Fees

Undergraduate Catalog 

Virtual Campus Tour



April HU Roundup! Sign-up today for the HU Spring Roundup!

April 28th, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit us at any time during these 12 hours!

This is the opportunity to talk with the admissions team. Fill out an application, request to talk with a faculty member, and learn about our financial aid process and scholarships.

This is our biggest event of spring. Win prizes!

More Events

NMHU Application & Pet Day (May 20th)
Bring your furry family member and apply to NMHU! If you’ve already applied you can still come and ask questions!

NMHU High School Senior Day (May 27th)
Did you graduate high school in May? Still, looking for a home for the next four years? Join us on zoom and learn why NMHU is the perfect fit!

NMHU High School Junior Day (June 10th)
Will you be graduating high school in 2022? Well, now is the perfect time to plan for the future.

CNM to NMHU Day (June 17th)
If you attend CNM and want to learn more about transferring to NMHU. Please join us on June 17th!

NMHU Summer Roundup (June 24th)
We have a game to play! Also, take time to ask any questions about NMHU!


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 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. Click Here to Find Yours!


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 505-454-3318. NMHU 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 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 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.

New student orientation
Meet your new classmates, sign-up for coursework and speak with an Academic Advisor! Registration for classes opens April – August 2021.

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


Important Dates

  • 22


    Salif Mahamane presents Our Brains On Nature

  • 26


    Katie Kramer - LGBTQ speaker RESCHEDULED

  • 28


    Chrisjones - Hypnotist

Meet our Office of Admissions Team