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.   

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

FALL SEMESTER (August 2024):

Priority application deadline:  March 1, 2024

Final application deadline: May 1, 2024

Required documents deadline: June 1, 2024

SPRING SEMESTER (January 2024):

Priority application deadline:  May 1, 2023

Final application deadline: August 1, 2023

Required documents deadline: September 1, 2023


All admission materials are due May 15th. Beginning freshmen cannot begin in summer.


Transfer students (currently in the U.S.):  
SPRING SEMESTER (January 2024):

Application deadline: September 1, 2023

Required documents deadline: October 1, 2023

FALL SEMESTER (August 2024):

Application deadline: May 1, 2023

Required documents deadline: July 1, 2023

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.

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!