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What type of student are you?


  • All students begin the enrollment process by applying online at www.nnmc.edu.
  • All new students seeking a degree or certificate need to meet with an academic advisor before registering.
  • All students need a student photo ID to access services such as the library, computer labs, bookstore, transcripts, etc. For all enrollments, you must meet the pre/co-requisite(s) for each course.

Admissions 747.2111
Advisement Center 747.2150
Financial Aid 747.2128
Testing 747.2154

A. NEW STUDENTS/First-Time-Any-College (FTAC):
This is YOU if you are new to college and you are seeking a degree or certificate at Northern.

  • Complete a Certificate/Degree Application for Admission online
  • If you are under the age of 18, download a Parental Permission Form, and
    • Fax to: Office of Admissions: (505) 747-5449 or
    • Mail to: Northern New Mexico College
      Office of Admissions,
      921 Paseo de Oñate
      Española, NM 87532

This is YOU if you have attended college elsewhere and are seeking a degree or certificate at Northern.

  • Complete a Certificate/Degree Application for Admission online
  • Request that each college you’ve previously attended send Northern an official transcript.
  • If you have not yet completed courses equivalent to Northern’s ENG 1110 and MATH 1215 (or higher), take the ACCUPLACER tests in English and math. Call (505) 747-2154 for testing times.

This is YOU if you have not been enrolled at any time in the last three semesters.

  • Complete a Certificate/Degree Application for Admission online
  • Meet with your faculty advisor.


  • If your last enrollment was more than three semesters ago, you must enroll as a first time non-degree applicant. Please follow the steps below.

This is YOU if you are a high school graduate or GED completer, but do not wish to pursue a degree or certificate.

  • Complete a Non-degree Application for Admission form.
  • Register online for classes. If you have trouble signing up for a course which has a pre-requisite, see an advisor for assistance. Bring a copy of your ACT scores, college transcripts, or COMPASS test scores to make the process easier.

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.