Graduate Student Application Process

Admission to the graduate school does not ensure you admission to a particular graduate program, it only assures consideration by the program. Admission standards and program requirements vary by program. These requirements may be more rigorous than the general Graduate School application, so make sure to check your individual program's requirements. If you are an international student, be sure to view our international student requirements.

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Admission Standards

Graduates of a regionally accredited college or university, or whose institution is recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Post-secondary Accreditation (CORPA) may apply for admission to the Graduate School. The University reserves the right to select individuals for admission on the basis of merit to promote the best interests of the University and the society as a whole, and maximizing the potential for individual achievement.

Graduate School Application Process

To receive consideration for admission to the Graduate School, we encourage you to study the admission policies and procedures and supply everything required for the application in a timely manner. The submission of a complete application not only expedites the admission process, but ensures your graduate study will begin without delay.

Step 1: Graduate School Application

All persons (including graduates of Eastern New Mexico University) seeking admission to the Graduate School are required to submit a formal application for admission. You can apply to the graduate school online.
Graduate School Application

Step 2: Transcripts

You must request an official transcript from each institution you previously attended be forwarded directly to the Graduate School. Transcripts in the student's possession will not be accepted.
ENMU Transcript Processes

Step 3: Program Specific Application Requirements

If you qualify for admission to the Graduate School, the Graduate School will forward your file to the graduate coordinator in the program for evaluation. Because admission into a particular program depends on special program requirements, additional information about you and your academic background may be required by the program's graduate coordinator. Such information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores
  • Writing proficiency exam
  • Qualifying or field exams
  • Letters of recommendation

As previously stated, different graduate programs have specific admission standards and program requirements which you must satisfy. So, admission to the graduate school does not entitle you admission to a graduate program; it only insures consideration by the program. (See individual graduate program descriptions for specific requirements.)

You can also find more information about a program's application requirements by visiting the program's page.


All application materials should be sent to:

Graduate School
ENMU Station 24
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130

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ENMU Graduate Programs

Timely Completion of the Admissions Process

Normally, admission to the Graduate School is achieved by completing the application process at least 30 days prior to your first semester. International students must complete the application process 60 days prior to their first semester. If you apply less than 30 days in advance or if your application materials are incomplete at the time of registration you will be given an "incomplete" admission standing and allowed to enroll for one semester.

If you are an applicant with "incomplete" admission standing you must complete the application process before the end of your first semester. The original admission letter noting an "incomplete" admission standing and its limitations serves as the only notification you will receive. If the admission process has not been completed within the first semester of enrollment, further enrollment in the Graduate School will be denied.

Any coursework completed while the student is classified as having an "incomplete" admission standing is subject to review and acceptance at the discretion of the program and the graduate dean.

You will be notified by letter of the success of their application. This letter will explain your standing and any conditions, limitations or restrictions the program and/or Graduate School may see fit to impose. This letter is the only notification you will receive. If you do not complete the application process within the first semester of enrollment or if the undergraduate degree is from an unaccredited institution, further enrollment will be denied.

For More Information

Graduate School
ENMU Station 24
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
Office Location: Administration Building (ADM), Room 216
Phone: 575.562.2147
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