Transfer Students


The instructions below will guide students through the process of transferring to NMSU Grants from another academic institution. If you have never attended another academic institution, you will need to refer the First-Time College Student page



You will need to perform the following tasks:

  1. Create an account to submit an online application (Note: this account is for Admissions only)
  2. Submit an online application. Select “Grants” as your campus. The $20 application fee will be waived.


After you have submitted your application, you will receive a letter of congratulations from NMSU Grants. You will be assigned an identification number that is referred to as your Aggie ID. You will need that ID when you create a myNMSU account in step 5


Have official transcripts (from high school, GED® , HiSET® , and/or previous college(s) sent to: gradmissions@nmsu.edu OR NMSU Grants, 1500 N. 3rd St., Grants, NM, 87020. We accept official transcriptions in print and digital format.

Official transcripts must come directly from the institution where you obtained your diploma. If the document is delivered to us from anyone, other than the institution, it is not considered an official transcript


Processing of financial aid takes a couple of weeks. It is recommended, but not required, that you take the Accuplacer placement test while you wait for processing.

Visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
Note: You may be asked to provide a variety of information. Read more for tips that may help you successfully complete the form. To check the status of your financial aid application, please login to your myNMSU account.

You may qualify for additional financial aid of scholarships, such as:


All new students to NMSU Grants are required to complete a New Student Orientation prior to registering for classes. Students are invited to attend one of our face-to-face New Student Orientations or you can complete orientation online through Canvas.

Students can learn more about and register for either orientation by contacting lisaw@nmsu.edu


To schedule an appointment, visit our Online Scheduler, call the Student Services office at (505) 287-6678, or visit us at NMSU Grants, 1500 N. 3rd St., Grants, NM, 87020.

Please select Virtual as the location and New Student Advising as the service when scheduling your appointment.


You may pay tuition and fees by mail, phone, in person, or Pay NMSU Online. Stop by the Business Office in Martinez Hall to inquire about the payment plan option or call (505) 287-6653. Terms & Conditions of Registration


Payment Due Dates and Options

Payment is due in full by September 15 for the fall semester, February 15 for the spring semester, and June 15 for the summer session. Those who wish to utilize the payment plan option will be charged a fee of $10 to accounts not paid in full by the 15th of each month during the term.



If you are a new NMSU Grants student, please make sure you have completed steps 1-4 prior to scheduling an appointment with an advisor

Transfers to NMSU Las Cruces



Eligibility to Transfer


You must have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA), and 30 completed college credit hours


Have completed CCDE 110N and/or are eligible to enroll in ENGL 111


Have completed CCDM 114N and/or are eligible to enroll in MATH 120/MATH 210G


An ACT/SAT is only required if you have completed less than 30 college credits after high school graduation