Application Process and Requirements

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Undergraduate applicants

  • Transcripts
    • Freshman: Official secondary school transcript, and graduation or school leaving document. Applicants who have the TOEFL waived or have graduated from an American high school must submit ACT or SAT results.
    • Transfer applicants: Official transcript from each university or college attended, and may also be required to submit secondary school records.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score.*** (See FAQ page for language requirements.)
    • With the exception of students from the following English speaking countries: Australia, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), England, Eritrea, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Ireland, Israel, Kenya, Malawi, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, and Wales.

Full information is available in the university catalog (the international student section of the 2014-15 undergraduate catalog is available here).

***Until further notice, NMSU will no longer accept TOEFL scores from testing centers located in the United Arab Emirates or Lebanon.

Graduate applicants

Prospective students should review NMSUs graduate and undergraduate catalogs for other application and admission requirements, including grade point average requirements.


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