Information for New Students

New Student Checklist

Thank you for your interest in NMSU Military and Veterans Programs (MVP)!

MVP is your one stop shop for transitioning to NMSU, VA/TA Benefits, on-campus and off-campus resources, academic resources, and more.  The MVP lab is open 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday and is available to all military and veteran students including dependents.  We offer free coffee, fax, copy and printing services and a place to network with like-minded veterans.

  • We are open in the Corbett Center Student Union, Room 244
  • Email: | Phone: 575-646-4524 | Fax: 575-646-1113
  • If you have any questions during your transition and throughout your academic career at NMSU, please contact MVP.

Student advocacy at every level, from admission to graduation!

Please use the following checklist to help guide you in your transition to NMSU: MVP New Student Checklist

Research Before You Choose

Choosing the right school can be tough, but research first so that you can make an informed decision!
Research Before You Choose using the various tools available for you: College Scorecard, College Navigator, Financial Aid Shopping Sheet, Paying for College, Tuition Assistance (TA) Decide located on our Helpful Resources page.  As you begin to calculate your next move, our financial advisors can help you create the best financial plan to pay for school.  Our Net Price Calculator can provide a preliminary estimate of federal, state and institutional aid eligibility: Pay For School.

Be sure to explore your financial assistance opportunities through NMSU’s Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.


All new, incoming freshmen and transfer students must complete orientation before registering for classes.  Orientation will provide the tools and information to make your transition to NMSU as easy as possible. For more information about the program, dates, agenda, and/or to register for an orientation, visit Aggie Welcome and Orientation.  If you are unable to attend a face-to-face Orientation program and would like to submit a request for Online Orientation, log-in to:

Degree Programs

Any of our degree programs will lead you to a rewarding career and help you reach your academic and personal goals!


Students seeking bachelor’s and associates degrees can choose from a number of majors and pre-professional programs.

Undergraduate Programs ▸


Students seeking master’s and doctoral degrees can choose from many traditional or distance based programs.

Graduate Programs ▸

Online Learning

NMSU’s distance education degree programs are designed to serve students who may not be able to pursue an education through traditional means. NMSU offers Bachelor degree completion programs, Masters and Doctorate programs, and a number of Certificate and Licensure options.

Online Learning ▸

Course Catalogs

The New Mexico State University course catalogs contain information about undergraduate and graduate programs, academic regulations, and course descriptions.

Course Catalogs ▸