Getting Started

Getting Started

Become a Lobo. Check.

Is your mind racing just thinking about everything you need to get done before this deadline or that deadline? We wouldn’t be surprised if it were. This handy checklist will help organize your thoughts and keep up on track. Okay, let’s do this.


  • Grades: Finish strong. Don’t get too comfortable in your final year or high school. Students who finish big tend to start college strong.
  • Coursework: Have you taken everything you need to take? Talk to a guidance counselor. Make sure you’re ready for the transition to college.
  • ACT & SAT: UNM-Gallup doesn’t require ACT or SAT scores for admission, but scores can be used for placement purposes. So be ready. Study. Remember your highest scores are the ones that count.

Applications are accepted until two weeks before the start of each term.


  • Apply: Submit an online application by the deadline for the term you want to start. Or send a hard-copy application . Hint: online applications will get a faster response.
  • Official Transcripts: Have schools/colleges send official transcripts directly to: UNM-Gallup Office of Admissions, 705 Gurley Ave., Gallup, NM 87301
  • Apply for Federal Financial Aid at
  • Placement Exam: For those who haven’t taken the ACT or SAT, take the Placement exam at UNM-Gallup testing center, no appointment necessary, M-F 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • NetID and Password: Create your NetID and Password at
  • Academic Advisors: Plan your schedule with an Academic Advisor. Review the Academic Advisement webpage
  • New Student Orientation: Schedule your new student orientation by calling 505.863.7760

Getting Started
Department Location Phone
Student Success Team Student Services Technology Center (SSTC)(505) 863-7500
Admissions/RegistrationSSTC 221(505) 863-7524
Lobo Card CenterGH B230(505) 863-7755
Financial AidSSTC 223(505) 863-7663
Academic AdvisementSSTC 226(505) 863-7706
Testing CenterSSTC 226(505) 863-7706
Parking PermitGH 1205
(505) 863-7620

“When I moved to Gallup I had no clue which direction to take. UNM-Gallup helped me find my love for science, as well as my path forward. Working with TRIO as a tutor has been deeply rewarding and I am grateful for all of the opportunities I have been given here.”
Anthony Cornwell
Student Profile
Student and Peer Tutor