Submit Required Documents

 

IMPORTANT: To be considered " official", the required documents must be submitted directly to NMSU by your previous institutions, testing agency, NACES-approved foreign credit evaluation agency, and/or translation company. Documents submitted by the applicant, including through the application portal and via personal email, are NOT considered official.

 

Before submitting any documents, make sure to apply to NMSU.

Please keep the following deadlines in mind:

  • For the Fall semester enrollment, the deadline to submit all application-related supporting documents is July 15.
  • For the Spring semester enrollment, the deadline submit all application-related supporting documents is December 1.

Please click on each required document below for more information.

 

The original transcripts must be sent directly from your high school and other universities you have attended. Contact the Registrar’s office of your current/previous university to send the transcript. Ask that institutions email the official transcript(s) to admissions@nmsu.edu. Although email is the preferred method of delivery, your institution(s) may also send the official transcript(s) by postage. Both electronic and physical copies are accepted.

  • If using overseas courier services, send to the physical address below:
    Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
    New Mexico State University
    1780 East University Avenue Educational Services Building, Suite 850
    Las Cruces, NM 88003 U.S.A.
  • If sending from domestic courier services, send to the mailing address below:
    Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
    MSC 3A
    New Mexico State University
    P.O. Box 30001 Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

NOTE: If you do not include transcripts of all institutions attended, your application might not get accepted.

If you are currently in an academic program and expect to graduate, you can apply for admission to NMSU with your partial transcripts. You may be granted tentative admission, but you will have to provide your final official documents to Undergraduate Admissions or the Graduate School as soon as they are available following your graduation or last semester.

Although there are several NACES-approved agencies (See https://www.naces.org/member) to choose from, ISSS highly recommends SpanTran for your foreign credential evaluation needs. One advantage of using SpanTran is that they will send an official report directly to NMSU at no extra charge. Please note that the total cost depends on whether you will need additional services like translation and expedited delivery, for example.

To begin your web application for the SpanTran foreign credit evaluation, click the following link: https://spanside.secure.force.com/SpantranApplication?Id=945ec224-f79e-4171-8888-8c452728aafb

If not using SpanTran, please ask another NACES-approved agency to email your foreign credential evaluation report to admissions@nmsu.edu. Although email is the preferred method of delivery, the NACES-approved agency may also send the foreign credential evaluation report by postage. Refer to the appropriate mailing address above under "Official Transcript(s)"

Applicants need to obtain official translations from a company or individual recognized as an approved translator in their country or in the US. ISSS highly recommends SpanTran for your translation needs since you can also process the required foreign credit evaluation in one step. Additionally, SpanTran will send an official credit evaluation report direclty to NMSU at no extra charge. Please note that the total cost depends on whether you will need additional services like expedited delivery, for example.

To begin your web application for the SpanTran foreign credit evaluation, click the following link: https://spanside.secure.force.com/SpantranApplication?Id=945ec224-f79e-4171-8888-8c452728aafb

If not using SpanTran, please ask the translation/evaluation company to email the translated copy of your official transcript to admissions@nmsu.edu. Although email is the preferred method of delivery, the translation company may also send the document by postage. Refer to the appropriate mailing address above under "Official Transcript(s)"

Unless the applicant qualifies for an exception (See "Check eligible test scores" under Step 1: Check Eligibility for Undergraduate Admissions for more details), the applicant must have his/her TOEFL or IELTS score sent directly from the respective testing organization to NMSU. Test scores uploaded by the applicant to the application and email attachments sent from the applicant's personal email are NOT acceptable.

For TOEFL, use NMSU Institution Code 4531 to send your official score. See more information on Sending Your TOEFL iBT Scores or  Sending Your Paper-Based Scores.

For IELTS, the test score is delivered to receiving institution by postal mail (default) or electronic download (opt-in service). Unlike TOEFL, IELTS does not use institution codes. NMSU's preferred method of IELTS score delivery is electronic download. Contact the test center directly and request that your score be sent ELECTRONICALLY to NMSU, Undergraduate Admissions, Las Cruces, NM.

**For regular NMSU Undergraduate Admission, see the minimum required TOEFL or IELTS score below:

  • For TOEFL: 68 iBT (Internet-based) or 520 paper-based
  • For IELTS: 6.0

**Academic departments reserve the right to require higher TOEFL/IELTS standards

Applicants may be admitted with scores lower than those listed above and, in such cases, would be conditional based on the TOEFL or IELTS score.

*For 2021 Admissions ONLY: ACT or SAT score is not required.

Official score must be sent directly from the testing organization.