Non-Degree Seeking Student

Students of non-degree status are ineligible to receive financial aid or student employment, receive benefits from any veteran’s program, or participate in student government. In addition, non-degree students may not transfer more than 30 credits earned under non-degree status to any graduate degree program with the exception of students participating in a high school concurrent enrollment program.

If you have any questions about admissions, advising, registration, or changing your admission status, please call Student Services at (575) 234-9221 or email us at carlsbad_admissions@nmsu.edu . We are pleased that you are continuing your education with us and look forward to supporting you on your academic journey.

In July of 2021, House Bill 212 became law making NMSU Carlsbad an independent college named Southeast New Mexico College (SENMC). SENMC is in the process of transitioning from NMSU to SENMC. Due to the transition process, all degree and non-degree seeking students will temporarily remain with an NMSU status. Upon full completion of the transition, students will officially have a SENMC status.

ATTENTION: While we transition, students will apply for admissions through the NMSU Online Admissions Application.

Step 1: Getting Started

You will need to perform the following tasks:

  1. Create an account to submit an online application (Note: this account is for Admissions only)
  2. Submit an online application. Select “Carlsbad” as your campus. The $20 application fee will be waived.

After you have submitted your application, you will receive a letter of congratulations from NMSU Carlsbad (It usually takes about 24 hours until you receive your congratulation letter). You will be assigned an identification number that is referred to as your Aggie ID. You will need that ID when you create a myNMSU account in step 5.

Step 2: Request Official Transcripts

1) Have official transcripts (from high school, GED® , HiSET® , and/or previous college(s) sent to: carlsbad_admissions@nmsu.edu OR SENMC, 1500 University Dr., Carlsbad, NM, 88220. We accept official transcriptions in print and digital format.

*Transcripts may be official or unofficial

Step 3: Meet with an Advisor

To schedule an appointment, visit our Online Scheduler.

For step-by-step instructions on how to schedule/cancel an appointment with an advisor, click here.

Step 4: Pay SENMC (via the NMSU Pay Portal)

NOTE: Southeast New Mexico College will you be using the NMSU payment portal during the NMSU Carlsbad to SENMC transition. You will be redirected to the NMSU payment portal to complete your transaction.

You may pay tuition and fees by mail, phone, in person, or online at pay.nmsu.edu . Stop by the Business Office in room 108 to inquire about the payment plan option or call (575) 234-9200

Terms & Conditions of Registration

Payment Due Dates and Options
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.