Freshmen and Transfer Application Timeline and Steps

Step 1: Review UNM academic and scholarship options. 

Step 2: Apply to UNM online and pay the $50 application fee.   

Step 3: Submit your application. After we process your application, we will let you know what documents you need to submit. You should prepare to send official transcripts, graduation certificates (with translation, if necessary), and your English proficiency scores (if applicable) to our office. For information about what makes a document official, see our FAQ page.


Minimum Score Required

How To submit



Request your Score sent to UNM through the Duolingo website



Upload your results page here



Through ETS - our code is 4845

SAT Reading/ Writing


Through The College Board

Step 4: After we have received and processed all your documents, you will 
receive your admission decision and will be notified if you have been nominated for any scholarships. 

Step 5: Accept your admission offer and submit your financial 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 your financial information, 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!


Fall Application

(most common)

Spring Application

Submit your application and pay $50 application fee 

September- December 

May - September 

Submit your 2nd to last grades and English proficiency scores 



Schedule and attend a visa appointment 

April – July 


Arrive on campus!