Student Advisement

Contact the Student Advisement Center @ or (505) 747-2150

Lisa Wilson, Director
Student Success & Advisement
(505) 747-5010

Gwen Orona
Academic Advisor
(505) 747-2206

Ambrosia Tuero
Academic Advisor
(505) 747-2151

Diana Garcia
Testing Examiner/Academic Advisor
(505) 747-2154

If you haven't yet applied to Northern: follow the application steps here.

Starting classes at NORTHERN New Mexico College? Make an appointment with an advisor.

All new students are expected to attend New Student Orientation! Fall 2020 New Student Orientation will be online.  You will be contacted by the Advisement Center with the specific information as it is available. Watch for emails and texts or contact the Advisement Center

Student advisement at Northern is an important part of making the most of your learning experience.

Learn how Northern's Academic Advisers 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
  • Create a realistic and attainable academic plan
  • Learn about academic processes and strategies
  • Understand and review the requirements for your degree plan
  • Complete a course schedule and register for classes
  • 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 needed.

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

  • Meet faculty, staff, and students
  • Learn about student resources
  • Take part in interactive workshops and activities
  • Tour the campus
  • Learn about academic programs

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.