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Student Services

Academic Advising

NMJC’s Counseling Office currently has a number of counselors with specialized knowledge to meet your needs and help you explore educational options. They can assist you with what classes are needed for your degree or ensure that your classes will transfer.

To visit with a counselor about your career and academic opportunities, stop by the Counseling Office in the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center, call 575.392.5081, or contact a counselor via e-mail by visiting http://www.nmjc.edu/studentservices/counseling.asp. After you declare a career goal, you will be assigned a faculty advisor in that academic area. It is recommended that students meet with a counselor and/or academic advisor at least once each semester.

Special Needs Services

Special Needs Services (SNS) is the official contact for students with disabilities who request academic support and accommodation. Through the SNS Office, students with documented physical, learning, or psychological disabilities have access to a variety of services including, but not limited to, tutoring, extended time, modified testing, textbooks in alternative formats, note-taking assistance, and large print materials.

Students must self-identify with SNS and provide current documentation of their disability from an appropriately credentialed professional (i.e., physician, psychologist, educational diagnostician, or other qualified provider). Eligibility for services is based on the documentation, which should include diagnosis of the disability, information regarding effects and limitations, and suggestions for reasonable accommodations. Special Needs Services is available for consultation concerning eligibility and services Monday through Friday. Students are encouraged to stop by the Counseling Office in the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center or call 575.392.5081 to make an appointment to discuss services as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for planning for accommodations. Individuals with a hearing impairment may reach NMJC by using either the New Mexico Relay for the Deaf at 1.800.659.1779 or by e-mailing krueda@nmjc.edu.

Financial Aid

Financial aid, scholarships, and student employment are available to eligible students looking for ways to minimize the cost of paying for college. You can apply for these financial aid opportunities by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Visit the Financial Aid Office in the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center or call 575.392.5172 for more information.

Types of Financial Aid

Federal & State assistance helps students pay the cost of their college education. There are three basic types of student financial aid programs:

Grants / Scholarships - These do not have to be repaid.

Work-study - This offers paid work experience on-campus. Student job openings are posted at http://www.nmjc.edu/jobs/.

Loans - These must be repaid with interest.

Foundation Scholarships

A variety of scholarships are available each semester through the NMJC Foundation Office. There is a deadline for these, so apply early. For a complete listing and the application, go to http://www.nmjc.edu/nmjcfoundation/.

Payment Policy

Students have 48 hours to pay their student bill or set up a payment plan; otherwise, students will be disenrolled from all classes. This payment policy applies to all amounts including tuition and fees, on-campus housing, meal plans, Bookstore charges, checks returned for insufficient funds, and charges for student violations or damages to NMJC property.

For your convenience, NMJC offers several payment options:

  • In person by check, money order, cash or credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa) at the cashier’s window, Ben Alexander Student Learning Center or the Business Office in the John Shepherd Administrative building. Hours 8 AM – 5 PM Monday – Friday.
  • Pay by phone with credit card. Call 575.392.5207.
  • Nelnet automatic payment plan. Students who choose to use Nelnet may select installment plans that are spread over several months, depending on the length of the semester. There is a non-refundable enrollment fee of $25 to use the monthly payment plan each semester unless students have pending financial aid. There is no interest. Tuition, fees, textbooks from the Bookstore, and room and board may be applied to the plan. For more information, go to http://www.nmjc.edu/studentservices/.

For questions, call the Business Office at 575.492.2772.

Housing

NMJC has two different styles of housing available. Each provides modern, comfortable living accommodations for convenience and independence. There are 392 beds on-campus--200 in the residence halls and 192 apartments.

If you prefer a traditional residence hall, Glen & Rosemary Houston Thunderbird Hall and Harold Runnels Hall will more than meet your housing needs. Each room consists of two beds, two desks, shelving, and closet space, and access to local phone service, Internet service including wireless, and cable TV. Living in the residence halls does require that you select either the 15- or 19-meal plan option.

If you prefer to cook your own meals and require a bit more privacy, you will find the accommodations at the John Watson or Carroll Leavell Student Apartments more to your liking. Your private carpeted bedroom will be furnished with an extra-long twin bed, a desk, shelving, and closet space, and access to local phone service, Internet service including wireless, and cable TV. You will share a bathroom with one other person. The full kitchen and living area are shared by four people.

Food Services

NMJC’s Food Services provides a snack bar and a separate cafeteria dining. The facilities are located in the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center. The cafeteria dining program provides up to 19 nutritious meals weekly for students participating in the various meal plan options. Serving hours and dates for cafeteria dining are determined and posted prior to the beginning of each semester.

Additionally, the Bookstore has an assortment of snacks and drinks for purchase. Vending machines are also available in each building.

Student ID

What is my Student ID?

At the time of admission or re-admission, students are assigned a system generated student identification number. If a student applies for admission online, they receive an onscreen acceptance letter with their new Student ID number which is also referred to as their “A#.” When a student applies in person, the Registrar’s Office gives the student a card with their A# written on it.

How is it used?

Your student ID number (A#) is used to identify your records at NMJC. Students may use their student ID number to log in to T-BirdWeb Portal and Canvas. Click the arrow to the right to learn more about both of these services.

ID Card

Parking Permits

Students are also required to register the vehicle(s) they will be driving on-campus and may obtain parking permits in the Student Life Office. Employees, students, or visitors who violate parking regulations are subject to fines or other sanctions. If you drive, you may park anywhere on campus except for those spots designated for handicapped parking or otherwise specifically designated. Students with disabilities should contact the Student Life Office regarding on-campus parking.

To receive your parking sticker, take your student bill or class schedule to the Student Life Office in the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center. You will need your vehicle license number, your driver’s license number, and the make of your vehicle.

If you do not own a vehicle, the Hobbs Express shuttle bus makes regular runs between NMJC and various locations in Hobbs. Visit http://www.hobbsnm.org/ for more information about the Hobbs Express.

Books

Purchase Your Books Early

Required textbooks and supplies needed for each semester can be purchased at the NMJC Bookstore located in the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center. To see what textbooks are required or suggested for courses, either visit the bookstore or go to their website at www.nmjcbookstore.net where textbooks may also be ordered online. We recommend purchasing your books and supplies no earlier than one week before classes begin.

Book Buyback

Students have two options to sell their books: The Bookstore will purchase them during their big buyback held during finals week or they can go to the Bookstore’s online site at http://www.nmjcbookstore.net and sell their books to MBS Textbook Exchange. MBS will give the student an online quote, let them print off a shipping tag that pays for the postage, and send them a check for the books.

Bookstore Hours

Normal business hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday. The Bookstore is closed on Saturday and Sunday. There are extended hours during the beginning of each semester. Call 575.392.5392 for more information.

*Please Note*

The campus library does not carry textbooks. Some professors have supplemental material at the library that they will direct you to use, but that is all.

Security & Emergency Management

Campus security officers are on duty to help prevent or correct dangerous situations. The officers represent NMJC in all security matters and have the authority to reasonably carry out their duties. Failure to comply with a security officer’s request may result in serious student disciplinary action.

The Security Office is located in the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center, and personnel may be contacted through the NMJC switchboard at 575.392.4510, by cellular phone at 575.399.2033, or after 5:00 p.m. at 575.392.5843. NMJC also has a written Safety / Emergency Manual which can be obtained through the Security Office. For more information about campus safety and emergency management, please view the Student Handbook at http://www.nmjc.edu/studentservices/. Copies may be obtained at the Student Life Office.

Rave Mobile Safety (Emergency Notification System)

New Mexico Junior College has entered into a multiyear agreement with Rave Mobile Safety. This system allows certain key college personnel to send out emergency text, voice, and emails to individuals who work and attend classes on the campus. One example of this could be the closing or delaying of school due to inclement weather such as snow or ice. The emergency notification system also permits the notification of individuals for other emergency situations that might occur in or around the campus including campus crime alerts or other situations where there is a need to make immediate notification to students and faculty. Students and faculty are encouraged to make sure that the college has current phone numbers and email addresses by updating them in the T-BirdWeb Portal.

Lost & Found

To report a “found” item, a student should take the item to any administrative or departmental office which will in turn deliver the item to the Security Office in the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center. Persons claiming lost items must provide a description of the items to the Security Office before receiving them. The NMJC Security Office keeps records of lost and found items and will store “found” items for a one-year period. Periodically, Security will post a list of “found” items on the bulletin boards in an attempt to locate owners prior to disposing of the property.

Health Clinic

The NMJC Health Clinic is located in McLean Hall, and services are available to all NMJC students. First aid, treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, health education, referral to community health providers, and basic primary care services are offered free or at a minimal cost. Hours are posted outside the Clinic’s Office or may be viewed at http://www.nmjc.edu/studentservices/.

Transcripts

There is a $5.00 fee for transcripts. Transcripts cannot be released to the student if the student has an outstanding balance or any other type of hold. All financial arrangements are handled in the Business Office. Other exclusions include:

E-mail, fax, and telephone requests cannot be honored.

Another person may not request a student’s transcript without specific written authorization from that student.

•New Mexico Junior College will not provide copies of test scores or transcripts of academic work from other institutions. You must contact the original institution for that information.

NMJC has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide official transcript ordering via the Web. You can access this service at www.nmjc.edu. Transcripts are transmitted through US Mail and FedEx (extra fees apply) only. You will need a valid major credit card and an e-mail account to order a transcript on-line. You can order official transcripts using any major credit card. Your card will only be charged after your order has been completed. The cost per transcript is $5.00. There is an additional charge for Federal Express and rush order delivery options.

This service provides the following:

  • Convenient access 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • You can order as many transcripts as you like in a single session.
  • Order updates will be emailed to you.
  • You can also check the order status or history online.

If you do not have access to a computer or do not have a credit card you may send a letter to the Office of the Registrar (5317 Lovington Highway, Hobbs, NM 88240) including the following information:

  1. Your full name as it appears on your record. Indicate any other names you may have used while a student at NMJC.
  2. Your Date of Birth
  3. Your student ID number or Social Security Number
  4. Your address and telephone number
  5. The approximate dates you attended NMJC
  6. Address of transcript recipient
  7. Enclose payment of $5.00 per transcript ordered.Payments by check or money order are to be made payable to New Mexico Junior College. Be sure to write your NMJC ID on all payments. Do not send cash. Once your order is received by our office, your transcript will be mailed to recipient via regular 1st class US mail within 3-5 business days of order.
  8. Federal Express delivery option is an additional charge of: $20.00 for FedEx United States, $35.00 for FedEx Canada/Mexico, and $50.00 for FedEx International.
  9. Your signature and the date.

Current students may view and print UNOFFICIALtranscripts free of charge at any time via the T-BirdWeb Portal. Once you login, go to the Student Tab and click on the Transcript link.NOTE: If you are a former student you will need to order an official transcript.

New Mexico Junior College
Registrar’s Office
5317 Lovington Highway
Hobbs, NM 88240