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International Students

The following list details the requirements for admission to Northern as an International Student.

To expedite the admissions process, please submit all your documents as a complete packet and keep a copy for yourself.

1. DOWNLOAD AN International Admissions Application
Be sure your application name exactly matches your name of record (the name on your passport or other official documents). Complete all sections and submit the application by mail to:

Director of Admissions, PDSO
Northern New Mexico College
921 Paseo de Oñate
Española, New Mexico
USA 87532

Please send a copy of the information page of your passport.

Upon acceptance, applicants must submit financial documents (bank statement and/or letter from a sponsor) to the DSO officer, which certify student’s ability to meet the costs of the first year of study. Proof of financial ability must be on file before the DSO office can issue the necessary immigration document for student (and family members, if applicable).

If English is not your native language, part of the admission requirement is that you provide proof of your ability to function within the setting of English-only classes. All international students must submit an acceptable score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum score required for entering NORTHERN is 80 iBT (internet Based Test). TOEFL scores must be no more than two years old and must be verifiable.

Applicants must submit official secondary school records, including proof of graduation or school leaving certificate. Academic records submitted must be official or certified copies of transcripts, listing all courses taken, grades (marks) received, and degree statements, if applicable.

When an official record from the school is not available in English, an English translation must be submitted. Translations made by the school attended, Ministry of Education, a sponsoring agency, embassy, or by professional translators will be accepted by NNMC. Please see section Transcripts /Transfer Classes on page 12 for additional information.

Upon arrival at NNMC, international students must bring proof of current major medical insurance, with an expiration date of not less than one year from the date of issue. Failure to present such proof to the NNMC PDSO will result in being denied enrollment for classes.

7. AFTER THE ABOVE IS COMPLETED, Please register at study.eshipglobal.com
The online service at study.eshipglobal.com is fast, secure, and cost effective, and ensures that you will receive your acceptance letter and immigration documents (Form I-20) from NNMC within 3-5 business days.

Admissions Office

Phone: 505.747.2111
Fax: 505.747.5449
Email: admissions@nnmc.edu
Mon-Fri, 8am–5pm, MST

Northern offers over 50 bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Nursing and Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Humanities; Arts, Film & Media; Business Administration; Teacher Education and Technical Trades.
Northern New Mexico College is the most affordable 4-year college in the Southwestern US. Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, and our experienced faculty. We provide students with unique opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth, small class sizes, personalized attention, and strong hands-on experiences from day one.
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.