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New Mexico State University
Information and resources for
Prospective Students

High School Senior Timeline

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  • Send your application to the Admissions Office at NMSU. The earlier you apply, the sooner we can provide a decision.
  • Request that your High School Guidance Counselor send your official transcripts and ACT or SAT scores to the NMSU Admissions Office.
  • Register for the ACT or SAT if you have not taken them, or if you want to improve your score.
  • Attend college fairs and meet with university representatives.
  • Meet with your high school guidance counselor to discuss your interests.
  • Plan a visit to NMSU!


  • Visit NMSU! Take a campus tour, meet with students, professors, try out campus eateries and see a residence hall.
  • Attend Aggie Experience!


  • Take or retake the ACT or SAT, be sure to send your official scores to NMSU.
  • The President's Associates Honors Scholarship, all application materials are due by December 2, 2013. Students must be tentatively admitted and complete the Scholar Dollar$ Application by this date in order to be considered for these competitive scholarships. Scholar Dollar$ will open on November 1st for Fall 2014 applicants.


  • Students who are applying for all other NMSU scholarships must be admitted by February 17, 2014.
  • Apply for housing with the Department of Housing and Residential Life.
  • Begin to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.


  • FAFSA priority deadline is March 3.
  • NMSU's general scholarship deadline will remain open until March 3. Make sure you are accepted to NMSU by February 17th to be eligible for these awards!


  • Attend a New Student Registration event in Las Cruces or Albuquerque. Register for classes early to maximize your choice of courses.


  • Graduate High School!
  • Send your final official transcript to NMSU.
  • Prepare for college!
  • Attend a New Student Registration program in Las Cruces or Albuquerque.


  • Move into your residence hall.
  • Start classes!
  • Student Affairs and Enrollment Management: Undergraduate Admissions
  • (575) 646-3121 or (800) 662-6678
  • Educational Services Building, Suite A
  • MSC 3A / P.O. Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001