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Getting you and your student started at UNM

What You Need to Know

Double Check your high school requirements

UNM requires all students to satisfy a basic core curriculum before applying to our university. All students MUST satisfy the following minimum requirements:

English:4 Units, including 11th or 12th grade Composition
Math:4 Units, Algebra I and higher 
Science:3 Units, two should be lab sciences
Social Science:3 Units, including US History
Foreign Language:2 Units, both must be in the same language
Unit GPA:2.5+

Schedule a Campus Tour

UNM offers a campus tour program that is free and available to ANY student, regardless of age or grade level. It is never to early to start researching schools. After the tour, come and speak with one of our recruitment specialists who will sit down with you one on one to see where you are in the process of applying or help you get started. Schedule a campus tour HERE.

Apply to UNM

While UNM is on a rolling admissions basis, the sooner that you can apply the better. A few of our university scholarships have early deadlines. For priority consideration we urge students to apply by May 1st. You can locate the online application at

Create your Net ID

Once you have applied, creating your Net ID will allow you to see your pending financial aid, bursars account balance, as well as plan your degree after you have undergone New Student Orientation. You can sign up for your new Net ID Here.

Apply for Financial Aid

You will need to complete the FAFSA after taxes have been filed senior year. Priority deadline is March 1st. Financial Aid website can be found at

Apply for Student Housing

Student housing is on a first come first serve basis, applying early allows your students to have a greater chacne of receiving the living situation that they choose. Apply for Student housing at

Find out how UNM Housing can benefit your student and help them succeed by clicking HERE.

RSVP for New Student Orientation

The New Student Orientation allows for a smooth transition into UNM. Students will be given the opportunity to meet fellow students in the prospected degree track as well get a in depth look at our campus and register for their first semester of classes. This two day event is also open to parents as well. SIgn up for NSO at

Interested in your four year plan? Check out our UNM Student Success Plan.

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