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Admissions Process

Applying

To apply to Dual Credit / Concurrent Enrollment, complete the following steps:

  • Students must print out and complete the entire application packet, including: 
    • The UNM Admission application (DO NOT COMPLETE ONLINE APPLICATION)
    • The State of New Mexico Dual Credit Request form (requires signatures from a school administrator, parent, and student)
    • Official high school transcripts
    • The Student Information Release Proxy

Please note: Students may choose in 100 and 200 level courses that are part of their school district’s agreement with the University of New Mexico, and if the prerequisites and corequisites are met.

First semester dual credit students may only register for 3 credit hours.

  • Meet with the Dual Credit Coordinator to drop off the application packet. 
    • Please note that paperwork must be turned in by the deadlines (always found on this site)
    • Contact the Dual Credit Coordinatorto schedule an appointment. 
    • There is no fee for Dual Credit students, but make sure to turn in your application to the Dual Credit Coordinator.

Admission Criteria

  • Students must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA on their high school and college records.
  • Students must be at least 15 years old at the time of application.

Once You Apply

Once you’ve turned in your complete application packet to the Dual Credit Coordinator, here is what will happen:

  1. Your application packet will be sent to the Admissions Office for processing (this takes approximately 7 business days). 
  1. Once the application is processed, there is an automatic concurrent enrollment hold that will be placed on the registration account which prevents students from making changes, dropping classes, or adding classes.
    • The Dual Credit Coordinator registers students.
  2. The Dual Credit Coordinator will send out a Welcome Email to the address provided on your application explaining the next steps. The email will include:
    1. Your UNM ID #
    2. Instructions on how to setup your Net ID
    3. Information on how to view your class schedule
    4. Information on your LoboAchieve account (click the “Resources” tab on the left for more information on LoboAchieve)
    5. Information on textbooks (dependent upon your district)

Please note that the email message will be your only registration confirmation.

Students may continue with their enrollment if they maintain a minimum of a 2.5 high school and college GPA, and may take 6 to 9 credit hours during a regular term. Dual credit students will not exceed 3 credit hours during abbreviated sessions.

      • Taking 9 credit hours is not a guarantee
      • Home school students are limited to a maximum of seven credit hours per semester.
      • Students that have two or more grades of W (withdrawing after the add/drop period) might be denied continuous enrollment.

Applying

All returning Dual Credit students need to re-apply for the program. However, not all the same paperwork is required. If you’re a returning student, please complete the following stepsonly the following documents are required:

      • Students must print out and complete this the following application packet:
      • The State of New Mexico Dual Credit Request form (requires signatures from a school administrator, parent, and student)
      • Your official high school transcripts
      • The Student Information Release Proxy

o Bring the materials to the Dual Credit Coordinator by the deadline (always found on this site). Contact the Dual Credit Coordinator to schedule an appointment.

The school representative will provide a complete packet to the Dual Credit Coordinator for all students participating in the designated program (i.e. – CS108L – offered throughout the state). Paperwork will be the same as a new student applicant.

Students must print out and complete the entireapplication packet, including:

  • The UNM Admission application (DO NOT COMPLETE ONLINE APPLICATION)
  • The State of New Mexico Dual Credit Request form (requires signatures from a school administrator, parent, and student)
  • Your official high school transcripts
  • The Student Information Release Proxy

Registration Process

Registration and all arrangements will be communicated through the program instructor

*Important Information To Note:

You will be registered in your class(es) once all other UNM students have registered.

  • Asking course instructors for permission to register for a class does not hasten or impact students’ ability to enroll in a class.  Keep in mind that faculty are not aware of dual credit policies.
  • You will not be enrolled in courses that are at risk for being cancelled due to low enrollment.
    • If you are waitlisted for a class, check your UNM email frequently. A time-sensitive email will be sent to your UNM email once you are able to register for a class.
    • Notify the Dual Credit Coordinator right away if you receive the email allowing you to register for a class. Again, this is a time-sensitive process.
    • Students enrolled in online courses must have excellent time management skills and be self-disciplined in order to adjust to the online format.

You will then be enrolled into a required online orientation on UNM Learn (also stated in the Welcome Email).