Registration Checklist

Check boxSubmit the Admission Application if you are a new student or a returning student who has not enrolled in a class for one full year. Apply online at plan on a 2 day turnaround processing period.

Check boxApply for FAFSA (Pell Grant, loans & work study). Allow six weeks for processing. Meet with the financial aid advisor in Student Services.

Check boxSend for official transcripts of high school/GED scores and all colleges attended prior to enrolling at NMSU. All transcripts must be at NMSU Grants by February 1 for Spring in order to be eligible as a “degree seeking” student for financial aid.

Check boxTake the computerized College Placement Test (Compass). Pick up a test admission card in the Office of Student Services. You will be tested for placement in English and Mathematics course work. NOTE: It is not recommended that you enroll in General Education college classes, (classes with a course number ending in “G”), without being concurrently enrolled in or having completed ENGL 111G.

Check boxActivate your account. NMSU email is the official mode of communication; contact the Information Technology Dept. if you have problems with your account. (505) 287-6666

Check boxRegister for classes EARLY. Online courses and some general education courses fill up very quickly. Register at If you have a “hold”, you will need to see an advisor or the Business Office.

Check boxMake payment arrangements in the Business Office. You risk being disenrolled if you have a prior balance & have not made arrangements to pay with the Business Office.

Check boxAttend the required New Student Orientation if it is your first semester at NMSU Grants.

Check boxObtain your Aggie ID in Student Services.

Check boxPurchase books before the first day of class. For students enrolled in NMSU Grants courses, beginning with the Spring 2014 semester orders, you’ll be able to order your textbooks directly from the NMSU Grants page on the MBS Direct website.

Check boxAlways feel free to ask questions of the staff if you are unsure of anything. They are glad to help!

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