Welcome to the University of New Mexico-Gallup Admissions web pages. We would love to have you join our college community. Through the links below you will find everything you need to know about our application and admission processes. You will also find the forms you need to become a student. Let us help you prepare for a rich and rewarding career in any one of the 26 vocational and academic areas we offer.
Our classes are small. Our faculty and staff are well-equipped to support and to guide you through your college experience. The road to your rewarding future runs right through UNM-Gallup. Please call or stop by if you have any questions.
Enrollment Services directs all functions of the Admissions and Records Office. The Office of Admissions is located in the Student Services & Technology Building. All correspondence regarding admissions should be directed to: Office of Admissions, UNM Gallup, 705 Gurley Avenue, Gallup, NM 87301.
The University of New Mexico Gallup has an Open Admission Policy. Admission is available to any student, not currently under suspension from any post-secondary institution, who meets at least one of the following criteria:
1. Is a high school graduate, or
2. Has passed the GED test.
3. Is 18 years or older and not currently enrolled in high school. Students under 18 should contact the Admissions Office for special admissions programs and requirements.
4. Is a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Admission to UNM Gallup does not necessarily mean acceptance into specific degree programs. For information on admission to Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees see pages 14.
To apply to UNM Gallup, submit a completed admission form. If you are applying for admission to a degree (AA/AS/AAS) program, you must also submit:
1. $15.00 cash, check or money order (this is non-refundable).
2. An official copy of your high school transcript or report of GED scores. The transcript or score report must be sent to UNM Gallup directly from the institution of origin and bear the signature of the registrar or test center administrator.
3. Official copies of transcripts from each post-secondary school you have attended. These, also, must be sent to UNM Gallup directly from the institution of origin.
Students applying for financial aid must be admitted to degree status by Friday of the third week of classes.
Students permitted to enroll for classes prior to receipt of official transcripts may be returned to Unclassified Status if their transcripts do not reach the Admissions Office within three weeks following the beginning of classes. 9
Applications for admission may be submitted at any time during the year but should be on file at least one month before the beginning of the semester you wish to attend. Applications may be submitted in person or by mail. An application is required. An interview is not required.
The University of New Mexico welcomes applications from international students who have earned distinguished academic records and have demonstrated English proficiency.
The University is proud to claim one of the most ethnically diverse student bodies among universities anywhere in the United States. The academic programs consistently rank among the top in universities across the United States, and the faculty is distinguished by Nobel Laureates, Fulbright recipients and nationally recognized academicians.
1. Secondary Education
Completion of the equivalent of an American upper secondary school education (approximately twelve years of formal education beginning at age six) and have the appropriate diplomas or satisfactory results on leaving examinations.
2. Academic Preparation
Strong academic preparation or a U.S. equivalent grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (for freshman applicants) or 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (for transfer students).
3. English Proficiency
If English is not the first language or if English is not the official language spoken in your country, the student must submit results of either the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - minimum score 6.5; the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score 520 paper-based or 190 computer-based; the University of Cambridge Examinations Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - minimum score C. Students who are academically admissible but whose scores are less than the required minimum may enroll in the intensive English program offered through UNM's Center for English Language and Culture (CELAC). Contact the Office of International Programs and Studies (oips@ unm.edu) for additional information. Transfer students who have satisfactorily completed the equivalent of the University of New Mexico's two freshman English composition courses (ENGL 101 and 102) at accredited U.S. institutions are not required to submit English proficiency results scores.
4. Financial Resources
All international applicants are required to submit documentation verifying adequate funding to meet study and living expenses while in the United States. Proof of support includes a Certification of Financial Responsibility Form completed for all years of study and proof of funds available for the first year of study.
5. Health Insurance
International students who attend the UNM and any dependents who may accompany them are required to have medical insurance as offered through the University of New Mexico. Students who demonstrate that they have an equivalent health insurance policy may be granted a waiver.
Fall Semester (August) May 1
Spring Semester (January)October 1
Summer Session (June) March 1
Applications and all supporting credentials must be submitted by these dates. Only complete applications will be reviewed for admission to the University.
1. Completed application form;
Students must submit an application for International Undergraduate Admission to the Office of International Admissions. Students may also apply online at http:// www.unm.edu.
2. $50.00 non-refundable application fee;
(Must be in U.S. currency and paid by International Postal Money Order or certified check drawn on a U.S. bank.)
3. Evidence of English language proficiency;
4. Academic Records;
All academic transcripts and secondary school leaving certificates submitted must be official copies or certified copies bearing the original stamps, seals, and signatures of the issuing institution's designated officials.
Students who do not utilize a credential evaluation service must have official grade reports (transcripts) and diplomas or certificates from each institution attended sent to the University of New Mexico. Students must submit original or officially certified copies. Notarized, faxed copies or photocopies of these documents are not acceptable. All documents must be submitted in both the original language accompanied by an official certified English translation. Certified copies must contain the original signature(s), stamp(s) or seal(s) of the issuing institution's designated official. Students who have no prior college or university credit must submit evidence of graduation from an acceptable secondary school and must be eligible for admission to a recognized university in their home countries.
Note: A student who wants any information concerning the applicant file released to any third party must submit a letter of authorization directly to the International Admissions Office. This release must include the student's name and signature.
Submit all documents to:
Office of Admissions
MSC 06 3720
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Note: Students applying for graduate programs (beyond the bachelor's degree) must also submit all required documents (except secondary academic records) to the Office of International Admissions by the published deadlines.
PLEASE NOTE: I-20 Statement
The Immigration Form I-20 is valid up to the first day of class for the semester or summer session to which a student is admitted. Students that are not able to attend must immediately return the I-20 form to the International Admissions Office. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required before the I-20 will be issued. It is later applied to tuition. If a student does not enroll or changes semesters, the deposit is forfeited.
A University of New Mexico degree-seeking student, who stops attending for three or more consecutive sessions, including summer, must file an application for readmission. You may also apply at http:// www.unm.edu.
If you have attended another institution since your last attendance at the University, you must also submit new, official transcripts.
In addition, you must update your financial documentation.