Application Process

Meet Your Student Success Team

student-applying-thumb.jpgWhether you have recently inquired or you have already applied, your Student Success team will be your primary contact throughout the enrollment process so you have everything you need to create the college experience you desire and take the steps that are important to the process. Your Student Success team will reach out to you by email and phone at a time that is convenient for you to share more information about the degree program. We want you to have a great experience through this initial process because we know that you deserve the very best toward your higher education aspirations.

Application Steps

Thank you for taking the first step by finding us online! The admissions process is quite simple and you’ll have support every step of the way. UNM Online's Student Success team will support your questions and help you navigate the online system. Here is an overview of the admissions process:

  • Step 1: Connect with the Student Success team: or 505-277-9000 with questions.
  • Step 2: Complete your Application
    Select the "Albuquerque Campus Applications" tab. Then select the appropriate application type - Undergraduate Application or Graduate Application. When selecting your intended field of study, make sure to select the online program.  Graduate applications may also have additional requirements such as GRE/GMAT test scores and letters of recommendation.  
  • Step 3: Request your prior college official transcripts for review
    The application process includes submitting official transcripts. Transcripts must be sent directly to The University of New Mexico, either by your previous school's Registrar or a third-party transcript service such as ParchmentPaper transcripts are mailed to The UNM Office of Admissions, PO Box 4895, Albuquerque, NM 87196-4895. Electronic transcripts are sent to Visit for more about the application process.
  • Step 4: Apply for financial aid
    Financial Aid and Scholarship opportunities differ for undergraduate and graduate students, see the UNM Financial Aid website for more details. Even if you are planning to use the NM Opportunity Scholarship, filling out the FAFSA may help to qualify you for a Pell Grant which can help with books and expenses.
  • Step 5: Plan your degree with an advisor
    UNM Online's Student Success team will help you prepare for your advisement meeting to ensure you have all your questions answered AND will make the introduction to you so that you will have a seamless experience.
  • Step 6: Schedule your courses
    You will be guided to the best courses to begin your program based on your degree plan and the courses available in the first 8-week session.
  • Step 7: Complete New Student Orientation (for undergraduate students only)
    Information on the New Student Orientation options can be found on the NSO website. Not sure which one you need? Check with our Student Success team.

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