Student Advisement


All New Students and Transfer Students Attending Fall semester:

Register here for New Student Orientation:

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 9am - 12:30, check-in 8:30, Center for the Arts Theatre.

If you haven't yet applied to Northern: follow the application steps below. For more information, learn more here or call the Advisement Center at 505.747.2150.

Make an appointment for Academic Advisement. Learn how Northern's Academic Advisors can help you get started and stay on track for a successful college experience.

• Set up a meeting with an Academic Advisor where you will sign up for new student orientation and discuss your academic and career goals.

All new students, and transfer students with fewer than 12 credit hours, are required to meet with an academic advisor before registering for classes. Continuing students are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor before registering.

Your advisor can help you:

  • Choose a major and explore career options
  • Complete a course preference schedule
  • Create a realistic and attainable education plan
  • Review the requirements for graduation and your chosen major
  • Remove any advisement holds on your account

• To schedule a meeting, contact the Advisement Center at
(505) 747-2150.

  • You do not need to bring any materials to your initial meeting. Your advisor will provide you with an information packet.
  • They will help you arrange testing if you have not yet done so.

• Your Advisor will sign you up for New Student Orientation where you will:

  • Learn about student resources
  • Get an overview of Financial Aid
  • Register for classes
  • Tour the campus
  • Get your student ID
  • Set up a payment plan
  • Get your books and materials


Tobe Bott-Lyons, Student Success Coordinator
Justin Garcia, Academic Advisor
Gwen T. Orona, Academic Advisor

Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, our experienced faculty, and NORTHERN provides students with unique opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth. “You will have personalized attention, something difficult to get at larger colleges. We provide strong hands-on experiences from day one.” –Dr. Ivan Lopez, Dean, College of Engineering & Technology
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.