Española, NM – Registration for Summer and Fall 2020 semesters at Northern New Mexico College is now open for new and continuing students. Summer classes begin June 15 and Fall begins August 17, but students are encouraged to register as early as possible to ensure they get the classes they need, receive financial aid, and order books and course materials.
Classes for the Summer semester will be offered online, and Northern is also preparing for the possibility of offering classes online in the Fall if social distancing measures are extended.
“We want everyone to know that even though some things have changed, Northern is still here for our students. We are offering the same high-quality, affordable education, close to home, and fully online,” Northern New Mexico College President Rick Bailey said. “Education is an important investment, and we are doing everything we can to ensure that students who decide to pursue or continue their studies can do so successfully.”
Northern is one of the most affordable colleges in New Mexico and in the Southwest, and most students also qualify for some form of financial aid, such as grants and scholarships. Advisors are available to set up one-one-one appointments with students via Zoom or over the phone to help students register. Students should email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
New students interested in starting classes during Summer or Fall are encouraged to register, but must first apply to Northern by completing an online application, providing high school or college transcripts, and any available test scores. Admissions staff are available to help students complete the enrollment process. Interested students should email email@example.com, or complete the interest form online.
Northern has taken several steps to support students through the transition to online learning. Northern’s Eagle Tech support team has been available to help students get set up with Blackboard, Zoom, and other technology to access their courses. In addition, the College is providing Chromebooks to eligible students and has set up free student WiFi spots in campus parking lots.
All student support services, including tutoring from Northern’s Math Learning Center, Writing Center, and Peer Tutoring Center are also available to students remotely. The Library is also helping students learn how to conduct research and find materials online through available digital resources.
“In the aftermath of the Covid-19 outbreak, many people are beginning to think about how to support their families and what the future holds,” Bailey said. “When the unexpected happens, it’s good to have a solid foundation to fall back on. Education can help provide that foundation.”
Northern offers several bachelor, associate, and certificate programs in diverse fields of study, including STEM, Nursing, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Education, and more. Some programs can be completed in as little as a few semesters.
Working professionals can also benefit from skill-building courses such as those offered via Northern’s School of Business Administration in Microsoft Office Suite, and certificate programs in Project Management and Hotel, Tourism, and Restaurant Management.
Financial aid options are available for degree-seeking students. Community members interested in taking classes for leisure or personal interest are also encouraged to apply. Students age 55 and up can take one three or four credit non-art class for $150.00 per semester.
For more information about the application process and to view Northern’s class schedule, visit www.nnmc.edu.