What type of student are you? | Northern New Mexico College

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.

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 111 and MATH 130 (or higher), take the COMPASS tests in English and math. Call the Student Success Center at (505) 747-2154 for testing times.

This is YOU if you have not been enrolled at any time since Fall 2012.

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


  • If your last enrollment was before 2012, you must enroll as a first time non-degree applicant. Please follow the steps below in this column.

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.

Admissions 747.2111
Advisement Center 747.2150
EOC 747.2200
Financial Aid 747.2128
Compass Testing 747.2154

Regular office hours:
M-F., 8 to 5 

Advisement Center, Admissions,
Cashier, Financial Aid, Student Accounting and Registration.

Regular  hours:
M-F, 8:30 to 4:30

Extended Hours:
Jan. 20-23, 8:30 to 5 
Jan. 26-30, 8 to 6 

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.