Transfer Advisement Process

Prospective Transfer Students

Prospective transfer students are encouraged to bring a copy of their transcripts to advisement appointments to help their advisor determine how their transfer courses will be applied to the curriculum and degree program (direct UNM equivalencies or general elective credits).

A prospective transfer student is defined as any student who is considering attending the University, but has not yet applied or been officially admitted and has completed 24 college credits hours at another institution. 

Prospective transfer students that are considering transferring to the University of New Mexico are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor before transferring to UNM to discuss their intended educational plan.  At UNM, a student’s academic advisor is based on the intended major. Below are the steps that prospective transfer students should take in order to schedule an advisement appointment with the appropriate advisor/department.

  1. Transfer students that are considering transferring to UNM and have an intended major should meet with an academic advisor in his/her prospective college/program before being admitted to the university
  2. To make an appointment as a prospective transfer student, students must call the college/department to schedule an appointment
  3. Undecided transfer students and transfer students majoring in Native American Studies or pre-health science major should also meet with an academic advisor in University College Advisement Center before being admitted to UNM
  4. Undecided transfer students can schedule an appointment as a Prospective Student at:

Prospective transfer students can get their transcripts officially evaluated when they apply to the university and submit transcripts from each college or university attended. However, prospective students are able to see how their transfer coursework could potentially transfer to UNM before applying to the university by visiting the UNM Transfer Course Equivalencies Here students can search by the transfer school name and course number to see the UNM equivalency. Please keep in mind that not all courses will show having a UNM equivalency. This does not necessarily mean that there is not an equivalency, it could just mean that no one has transferred that particular class into UNM and, therefore, it has not been evaluated. The UNM Admissions Office is responsible for determining lower level course equivalencies. Department Faculty members are responsible for determining higher level course (300+) course equivalencies.

In order for a prospective student to transfer to UNM, the student would need to apply (and pay the associated application fee) to UNM and submit official transcripts from each college or university attended. For more information regarding transfer student admissions, please contact a UNM Admissions representative or visit UNM Admissions Transfer Students


Admission Requirements- Students applying for admission to UNM with at least 24 transferrable credits must have at least a “C” average (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in all transferrable college work attempted. Individual colleges or programs may have additional requirements. Please refer to the;UNM Catalogfor specific program requirements. Students applying for admission to UNM with fewer than 24 transferrable credit hours must meet both transfer andfreshmen admission requirements. For priority consideration, apply by the following dates: Fall - June 15; Spring - November 15; Summer - May 1. For additional admissions information, please visit:


For information on how your course credits from previously attended institutions will transfer to the University of New Mexico, please visit:


2010 Transfer Survey Results


STEM UP refers to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and is a cooperative grant between Central New Mexico Community College and The University of New Mexico. STEM UP is funded by the U.S. Department of Education under the Title V initiative for $3.5 million dollars to further promote educational excellence in Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI). STEM UP connects students to people and resources to encourage, facilitate and support educational pathways for students majoring in STEM fields.


  • Promoting a successful transition from CNM associate degrees to UNM bachelor degrees.
  • UNM Departmental tours and advising support
  • Connect with valuable resources at the UNM STEM UP Transfer Center at SSSC South Campus

For more information on STEM UP services, please visit: 


For additional information regarding UNM Transfer Advisement, please email