New Mexico Junior College

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Applying for Admission

Ask NMJC Help Desk
Phone(575)492-2577
Hours: M-F 8AM-5PM

Located in the Ben Alexander Center
asknmjc@nmjc.edu
Office of the Registrar
Rebecca Whitley-Registrar

Phone (575)492-2550rwhitley@nmjc.eduwdeleon@nmjc.edu
Dual Credit Registration
Stephanie Ferguson-Dean of Distance
Learning and Professional Studies

Phone (575)492-2643
sferguson@nmjc.edu
International Admissions
Danielle Chavarria - Registrar Assistant
International Students and Veterans
 
Phone (575)392-5112
dchavarria@nmjc.edu
 

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Whether you're a first-time college student, a transfer student, returning to school after one or more semesters, or are taking classes to upgrade your job skills, New Mexico Junior College can help you achieve your goals.

Our flexible educational programs are designed to fit your lifestyle and meet your educational goals. We offer part-time or full-time; daytime and evenings, semester long and short-term courses.

To learn more about NMJC, check out our online 2018-2019 Viewbook here.

Steps to Admission:

1. Apply Online  Please allow up to two (2) business days for processing from the date of submission online (please be sure to hit submit & then log off).

2. Complete the Accuplacer Assessment Placement scores in reading, English, and mathematics are required to determine your skill level and needs. After applying to NMJC and receiving your student ID number (A#), you may come to the on-campus testing center to complete the 2-hour test. For more information regarding the Accuplacer, Testing Center and current hours, contact (575) 492-2591. If you have completed the Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT at another college or entity, you may send your assessment results to NMJC’s Counseling Office, asknmjc@nmjc.edu, to use those scores as placement data. These results must be received prior to registering for classes.

3. Apply for Financial Aid There are many different financial aid programs available. 

4. Meet with an Academic Advisor Meet with an advisor who will help you to develop your educational plan, refer you to appropriate services, and answer specific questions and concerns. 

5. Register for Your Courses There are two ways to register:
  • You can register online through the NEW T-BirdWeb Portal. You will need to go through the First Time User process if you haven't already. If you need assistance, call the NMJC Help Desk. You will have to disclose some personal identifying information before you will be able to be assisted.
  • You can also register on campus in the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center.

6. Pay Your Tuition and Fees 

Within 48 hours after registering either:

  • Pay tuition in full online through your T-Bird Web Portal by credit card, or in person at the cashier's office by credit card, check or cash.
  • Enroll in the NelNet Payment Plan ($25 registration fee required), and set up your deferred payment schedule. You must enroll in Nelnet within 48 hours of registration.
  • Have financial aid in place, and pay the balance (if applicable) either in full or through a NelNet Plan.

7. Apply for On Campus Housing with the Online Housing Application. A non-refundable application fee of $25 is required.

8. Get your Student ID  Your Student ID is free of charge and may be obtained in the Gameroom inside the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center. If you are living in on campus housing, you will receive a special resident ID at Housing Check-In.

9. Purchase Your textbooks Visit our bookstore located in the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center. You can also order your books from our online bookstore. See your class syllabus for required textbooks and materials.

1. Re-Apply For Admission Only NMJC students that have not taken classes at NMJC in the last two years need to re-apply for admission. Students who have taken classes at NMJC within the last two years DO NOT NEED TO RE-APPLY. Students will need to login to their NEW T-Bird Web Portal as a First Time User to access the re-admission application on Self Service Banner.

2. Complete the Accuplacer if you have not already taken your first college level math or English class OR if you have not previously taken assessment tests within the last 3 years. For more information regarding taking the Accuplacer the Accuplacer, Testing Center and hours, contact (575) 492-2591. If within the last 3 years you have completed Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT at another college or entity, you may send your assessment results to NMJC’s Counseling Office, asknmjc@nmjc.edu, to use those scores as placement data. These results must be received prior to registering for classes. 

3. Apply for Financial Aid There are many different financial aid programs available. 

4. Meet with an Academic Advisor Meet with an advisor who will help you to develop your educational plan, refer you to appropriate services, and answer specific questions and concerns. 

5. Register for Your Courses There are two ways to register:

  • You can register online through the T-BirdWeb Portal. You will need to go through the First Time User process if you haven't already. If you need assistance, call the NMJC Help Desk. You will have to disclose some personal identifying information before you will be able to be assisted.
  • You can also register on campus in the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center.

6. Pay Your Tuition and Fees  Within 48 hours after registering either:

  • Pay tuition in full online through your T-Bird Web Portal by credit card, or in person at the cashier's office by credit card, check or cash.
  • Enroll in the NelNet Payment Plan ($25 registration fee required), and set up your deferred payment schedule. You must enroll in Nelnet within 48 hours of registration.
  • Have financial aid in place, and pay the balance (if applicable) either in full or through a NelNet Plan.

7. Apply for On Campus Housing with the Online Housing Application. A non-refundable application fee of $25 is required.

8. Get your Student ID  Your Student ID is free of charge and may be obtained in the Gameroom inside the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center. If you are living in on campus housing, you will receive a special resident ID at Housing Check-In.

9. Purchase Your Textbooks Visit our bookstore located in the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center. You can also order your books from our online bookstore. See your class syllabus for required textbooks and materials.

1. Apply Online Please allow up to two (2) business days for processing from the date of submission online (please be sure to hit submit & then log off).

2. Send Academic Transcripts Any prior college credit must be submitted via an official transcript sent to the registrars office. Transcripts can be sent electronically (through Student Clearing House or Parchment) or via mail to: NMJC ATTN: Registrars Office 1 Thunderbird Circle Hobbs, NM 88240.

3. Complete the Accuplacer if you have not already taken your first college level math or English class OR if you have not previously taken assessment tests within the last 3 years. For more information regarding taking the Accuplacer, Testing Center information and hours, contact (575) 492-2591. If within the last 3 years you have completed Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT at another college or entity, you may send your assessment results to NMJC’s Counseling Office, asknmjc@nmjc.edu, to use those scores as placement data. These results must be received prior to registering for classes. 

3. Apply for Financial Aid There are many different financial aid programs available. 

4. Meet with an Academic Advisor Meet with an advisor who will help you to develop your educational plan, refer you to appropriate services, and answer specific questions and concerns. 

5. Register for Your Courses There are two ways to register:

  • You can register online through the NEW T-Bird Web Portal. You will need to go through the First Time User process if you haven't already. If you need assistance, call the NMJC Help Desk. You will have to disclose some personal identifying information before you will be able to be assisted.
  • You can also register on campus in the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center.

6. Pay Your Tuition and Fees Within 48 hours after registering either:

  • Pay tuition in full online through your T-Bird Web Portal by credit card, or in person at the cashier's office by credit card, check or cash.
  • Enroll in the NelNet Payment Plan ($25 registration fee required), and set up your deferred payment schedule. You must enroll in Nelnet within 48 hours of registration.
  • Have financial aid in place, and pay the balance (if applicable) either in full or through a NelNet Plan.

7. Apply for On Campus Housing with the Online Housing Application. A non-refundable application fee of $25 is required.

8. Get your Student ID Your Student ID is free of charge and may be obtained in the Gameroom inside the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center. If you are living in on campus housing, you will receive a special resident ID at Housing Check-In.

9. Purchase Your Textbooks Visit our bookstore located in the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center. You can also order your books from our online bookstore. See your class syllabus for required textbooks and materials.

New Mexico Junior College welcomes your application as an international student, our staff will make every effort to assist you. Our admission requirements conform to the regulations of the United States government for issuing F-1 visas.

Prospective students who wish to receive an F-1 visa must complete the International Student Application and submit the required documents to the Registrar's Office.

Application Deadlines for International Students:

April 1: Fall Semester which begins in August

September 1: Spring Semester which begins in January

Click here for the New Mexico Junior College International Student Application

Mail the following items to us to complete your application:

1. English Proficiency If you are from a country in which English is not the official language, proof of proficiency in the English language is required. The following may be used as proof of proficiency:

·  Completion of four years of US high school with a 2.0 GPA or better

·  Completion of high school in English-Speaking Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand or the United States.

·  ACT English score of 19 or better (test not REQUIRED for admission)

·  SAT Verbal score of 480 or better (Prior to March 2016 exam) or Read/Write score of 500 or better (post-March 2016 exam) (SAT exam is not REQUIRED for admission.)

·  1 year of full-time study (minimum 24 credit hours) at a regionally-accredited US college or university with a 3.0 GPA or higher

·  Completion of one semester of freshman English composition with a GPA of 2.0 or higher at a regionally-accredited U.S. college or university.

·  Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. college or university or a recognized institution in English-Speaking Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, or New Zealand.

* Official score on the International version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of at least 500 (paper-based), or 173 (computerized), or 72 (Internet) with a minimum score of 18 on each section. (scores valid for 2 years.)

*Official score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 6.0 or higher. (scores valid for 2 years.)

To receive information about the TOEFL, call 609-771-7100 or write: Educational Testing Services, P. O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151 USA.

2. Academic Records New Mexico Junior College requires official copies of high school, secondary, and university transcripts. Notarized, faxed copies or photocopies of these documents are not acceptable. Certified copies must contain the original signature(s), stamp(s) or seal(s) of the issuing institution’s designated official. Students who have no prior college or university credit must submit evidence of graduation from an acceptable secondary school and must be eligible for admission to a recognized university in their home country. Start by having your transcripts evaluated by a credentials evaluation agency, such as the World Education Service (www.wes.org). We will waive the WES requirement if your official transcripts are in English from an accredited school and on a four-point scale.

3. Financial Documents Proof of financial ability to remain at New Mexico Junior College must be submitted prior to issuance of an I-20. Complete and return the NMJC Certificate of Financial Responsibility with required supporting documentation. The applicant must provide proof of adequate financial support for at least one full year of study at NMJC (minimum of $15,000.)

Students who are receiving scholarships, including athletic scholarships, must note that information.

4. Health / Shot Record Students must have a current shot record showing proof of required immunizations including immunizations against diphtheria and tetanus within the last ten (10) years, a negative result on a tuberculosis test, and evidence of good physical and mental health are required.

5. Photocopy of student’s passport

Once all requirements for admission have been satisfied, an I-20 will be issued to the eligible student.

General Information & Policies affecting 1-20 VISA holders:

  • Students must maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only one (3 hour) Internet or distance education course will count towards full-time enrollment requirements.
  • The student is required to inform the International Student Office of the following changes immediately:
    • If the student changes address;
    • If the student legally changes their name;
    • If the student changes their major;
    • If the student enrolls in another institution;
    • If the student intends to transfer.
  • International students may work on-campus, if positions are available. International students may not work off-campus unless the student receives an Employment Authorization Document from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Government regulations require international students to certify that they have finances deemed sufficient by the College while pursuing their degree without employment. Thus, international students should not expect to support themselves through employment while attending NMJC.

Transfers from U.S. InstitutionsIf currently “in status” under a F Visa, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services must be notified when an international student transfers from one U.S. institution to another. Once a student is admitted, NMJC will provide a “transfer-in form” that will need to be completed by the previous U.S. institution and submitted to NMJC to release the active Visa information for update. However, if a student is “out of status” with USCIS, that student should reinstate him/herself with USCIS prior to enrolling at NMJC. Questions regarding a student’s immediate immigration status must be directed to the international registrar. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the correct visa and to maintain the appropriate immigration status while in the United States.

Dual Credit and Concurrent Enrollment is available to current high school students.

Dual Credit Provides high school juniors and seniors who attend a public high school (with whom NMJC has a Dual Credit agreement) the opportunity to take college courses for which they will simultaneously earn both college credit and high school credit. Students should see their high school counselor for Dual Credit information.

Concurrent Enrollment Provides high school juniors and seniors who attend a private or a public high school or are currently home-schooled students and at least 16 years of age, the opportunity to take college courses. Students seeking concurrent enrollment must speak with the Registrar's Office.
The student and parent must complete a Concurrent Consent Form.

Be advised that college classes are designed for adults and may not be appropriate for some high school-aged students.

How Do I Sign Up for Dual Credit?
1. Apply to NMJC Complete the Online Application and allow two (2) business days for processing from the date of submission online. (Please be sure to hit submit & then log off when finished.)

2. Consult Your High School Counselor Meet with your high school counselor to determine what course(s) would be appropriate for you to take at NMJC. Your high school counselor will initiate the proper paperwork for you to take classes. Your high school counselor will also initiate assessment testing.

Please note: Grades earned at New Mexico Junior College become part of your permanent NMJC transcript.

How Do I Sign Up for Concurrent Enrollment?
1. Apply to NMJC Complete the Online Application and allow two (2) business days for processing from date of submission online. (Please be sure to hit submit & then log off when finished.)
If you have accessibility concerns, this form is also available at New Mexico Junior College Admission & Records Office.

2. Meet with an NMJC Counselor and take the Assessment Tests Meet with a NMJC counselor to review and discuss appropriate class options and degree / career goals.
Take the assessment tests upon recommendation of a counselor.

3. Complete Concurrent Consent Enrollment Form After you have visited with a counselor, determine what classes you wish to take, you and your parent/guardian must sign the Concurrent Consent form.
Return the signed form to the Registrar’s Office for NMJC signatures and review. A current high school transcript must be turned in to the Registrar's Office with the Concurrent Form.

4. Attend Classes Concurrent students are establishing a permanent college record and are responsible for knowing college deadlines and procedures.