Graduate Application Timeline and Steps

Due to the difficulty in getting a visa appointment, our application deadlines are as follows:


Spring Semester - January 2024

Fall Semester - August 2024

Priority Application:

May 1, 2023March 1, 2024
Final Application:August 1, 2023May 1, 2024
Required document deadline:September 1, 2023June 1, 2024
Summer Semester - June 2024: All admission materials are due May 15, 2024.


Transfer Students who are currently in the U.S.

DeadlinesSpring Semester - January 2024Fall Semester - August 2024
Application Deadlines:September 1, 2023May 1, 2024
Required Documents Deadline:October 1, 2023July 1, 2024


Step 1: Review your UNM graduate program details and scholarships/assistantship options. 

Step 2: Apply to UNM online and pay the $70 application fee.

Step 3: Submit your Official English proficiency score, if needed. Once we have received your application, we will notify you via email if additional documents or information are needed. Your graduate department will review your application and make the final admission decision.

Step 4: Our office will contact you once a admission decision has been made. You will also be notified if you have been nominated for any scholarships and/or offered an assistantship.

Step 5: Accept your admission and submit your financial and official academic documents. To receive your
I-20 and schedule your visa appointment, you will need to show funding for your first year of study.  Once we have 
all of your necessary documents, we will issue your I-20 and admission letter, which you will need to bring to your visa appointment. 

Step 6: Schedule and attend your visa appointment.

Step 7: Finalize your travel plans and secure housing. Arrive on campus!