International Students

We are here to help you with your application to SENMC and answer any questions you might have about applying at SENMC. 
SENMC is not an I-20 issuing institution. International students who do not need an I-20 certificate may only register for online courses. International must be able to speak, read, and write in English.

Step 1: Submit Admission Application

You will need to perform the following tasks:

  1. Apply to submit an online application (Note: this account is for Admissions only)

After you have submitted your application it usually takes about 24 hours until you receive a phone call and email from your processor with your next steps.

Step 2: Request Official Transcripts

International transcripts must be evaluated by an independent international credential evaluation service for which there is a cost.

Applicants may choose any NACES-accredited evaluation service (

SENMC partners with Span Tran: The Evaluation Company (Spantran), click here to get a discounted transcript evaluation.

Step 3: Schedule an Advising Appointment

To schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor, visit: Advising. 

If you have questions call the Student Services office at (575) 234-9225, or visit the SENMC campus at 1500 University Drive (Room 111), Carlsbad, NM 88220.


Step 4: Prepare for the Semester

Your SENMC Admissions advisor will contact you regarding Welcome and Orientation, to help you prepare for the upcoming semester

  • Sign up for Peer Mentoring through the First Year Experience program.
  • Purchase your textbooks through the SENMC Campus Bookstore, in room 105, or online.
  • Sign up for a workshop on how to use Canvas, used for online, hybrid, and in-person courses. Visit the Learning Technology Center website for more information.
  • If applicable, request academic accommodations. Visit the Student Accessibility Service website for more information.

Step 5: Pay SENMC

Payment is due in full by September 15 for the fall semester, February 15 for the spring semester, and June 15 for the summer session. Those who wish to utilize the payment plan option will be charged a fee of $10 to accounts not paid in full by the 15th of each month during the term.

Check your account balance in the SENMC student portal and ensure that your financial aid is complete. You may pay tuition and fees by mail, phone, in person, or online at (Student Portal).

Stop by the Business Office in room 108 to inquire about the payment plan option or call (575) 234-9200

Contact Us

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Admissions Office

Location: Room 111
Hours: Mon-Thur 8:00am - 5:30pm
             Friday 8:00am - Noon
Phone: (575)234-9221