First-Year Students

ENMU recognizes your potential is based on more than just numbers, and we look at each individual for a range of qualities – from intellect, imagination, compassion, respect, generosity and decency, to diversity of background and experience, strength of character, and determination to conquer challenges. We want you to be a member of our learning community which includes the very best students from New Mexico, the other 49 states, and more than 100 countries around the world.

You're considered a freshman for application purposes if you're applying to ENMU for the academic year immediately after you graduate from high school.

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First-Year Adult Learner Application Process

You're considered a freshman if you haven't attended college since your high school graduation. Your age affects how you apply, so if you're 25 or older, check out the adult learner application process.

Find out more about the adult learner application requirements >

Dual Enrollment Application Process

If you are a public high school junior or senior, you may be eligible to enroll in dual enrollment courses. Home-schooled students are also eligible to participate in this program. The application process for dual enrollment students is not the same as for a student who already completed high school.

Learn more about the dual enrollment application process >

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Coming to Eastern is easy! Best of all, applying to ENMU is free! To apply for admission to ENMU, you'll need to do the following:

  1. Submit an ENMU Admission Application. Fill out our online application, or download an application and mail it to us.
  2. Complete your FAFSA application. (Eastern's FAFSA school code is 002651)
  3. Fill out an Admissions Scholarship Application.
  4. Provide transcripts. Submit your official high school and/or college transcripts if you have dual or concurrent enrollment credits, or a GED certificate showing completion date. (see more about sending a transcript to ENMU)
  5. Provide your ACT or SAT test scores.

Send Your ENMU Application Materials To:

Office of Enrollment Services
ENMU Station 7
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130

Advanced Placement and International Credentials

Eastern encourages you to challenge yourself and welcomes those who have gone above and beyond in their high school academics by taking Advanced Placement courses. If you have already successfully completed college-level work with AP credits, you have the opportunity to be admitted to ENMU with advanced standing.

We do not currently offer credit for or international undergraduate courses.

Learn more about AP credits >

Home-Schooled Students

You need a composite ACT score of at least 17 or an SAT score of at least 810 (through February 2016) | 900 (March 2016 and later) in addition to your home-school transcript for regular admission.

Learning Communities

A learning community is a group of 20-25 students who enroll in two or more courses together to explore a common interest or theme. You do not have to know what you want to major in to join a learning community. Learning communities are offered in a wide variety of themes and interests and include courses that meet general education requirements.

All entering freshmen are enrolled in a learning community when they register for classes. When you visit the Advising Center, you and your advisor will decide which learning community is best for you. You must register for all the courses offered in the community.

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Still Have Questions About the ENMU Experience?

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