Apply to Northern

Welcome to Northern New Mexico College!

We're pleased you have decided to become an Eagle.
To begin the application process, you will need to:

Fill out our online application.

  • For more information on the application process, read "What Type of Student am I?"

Submit the following to Northern's Admissions Office:

  • High School Transcripts
  • Transcripts for all dual-credit and college courses previously taken.
  • Placement test scores. Eligible scores are from ACT, SAT and COMPASS placement tests taken within the past two years. If you haven't tested, see the next step.

Take your Placement Test

  • Northern offers COMPASS Testing for reading, writing and math.
  • Practice for the test online.
  • Set up a time to come to the testing center.
  • Your test scores will help place you in the right classes your first year.


Admissions Office Staff

Frank Orona, Director of Admissions
Recruitment & Career Services
Recruitment & Career Services

Virginia Naranjo, Admissions Specialist

Deondra Rodriguez, Admissions Specialist


Phone: 505 747-2111
Fax: 505 747-5449
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am to 5 pm

For Fall 2014

Degree/Certificate Students:
Friday, August 8, 2014

Non-Degree students:
Friday, August 16, 2014

Payment Deadline:
Friday, August 8, 2014
Pay in full, or 10% down
& payment plan

New Student Orientation
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
9 am – 2 pm

What type of student am I?
Class Schedule
Course Catalog
Academic Programs
About Northern

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.