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 education benefits, on/off-campus resources, academic resources, and more.  The MVP lab is available to military, veteran, and dependent students, Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.  We offer free coffee, efax, copy, printing services, and a place to network with like-minded students.

  • We are located in Corbett Center Student Union, Room 244
  • Email: | Phone: 575-646-4524 | Fax: 575-646-1113
  • MVP is your advocate from admission to graduation.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact MVP.

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

Research Before You Choose

Choosing the right school can be a tough choice, so research first to make an informed decision!

Research Before You Choose using the various tools available to you: College Scorecard, College Navigator, Financial Aid Shopping Sheet, Paying for College, and Tuition Assistance (TA) Decide.  To find out the total estimated yearly cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, and other living expenses, go to Cost of Attendance.  Our Net Price Calculator can provide a preliminary estimate of federal, state, and institutional aid eligibility.  NMSU Financial Aid Advisors can help you create the best financial plan.  Determine the price of books, course materials, and supplies at the NMSU Bookstore.

Explore financial assistance through University Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.  Use this checklist to help you in the financial aid process.  Visit the FAFSA Application Process page and view the FAFSA video tutorial for step-by-step instructions.


All new 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 associate’s 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

NMSU Online

NMSU Online programs are designed to serve students who may not be able to pursue an education through traditional means. Plus, online programs give students maximum flexibility. NMSU offers bachelor’s degree programs, completion programs, masters’ and doctoral programs. Starting Fall 2019, the Active Duty Military Cost is $250 per credit hour for NMSU Online programs.
NMSU Online

NMSU Catalog

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