UNM Los Alamos

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We are excited that you are considering UNM Los Alamos.

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UNM Los Alamos has an open admissions policy. That means no minimum test score or minimum GPA is required for admission. We can find an enrollment status to fit anyone!

UNM Los Alamos has a rolling admissions policy. There is no application deadline and you can apply at any time. However, we recommend applying as early as possible to allow time for processing transcripts and applications.

How to Apply

To be admitted into a degree program, you will need to submit the following:

  • Application (either online or printed)
  • HSE, High School, and all college transcripts

Applications are required for:

  • Students who have not previously attended UNM Los Alamos
  • Students who have not attended UNM Los Alamos for an academic year or more and are seeking readmission
  • Students who are changing from non-degree to degree status
  • Students who are changing from associate degree programs to bachelor’s degree programs
  • Students who are changing from bachelor’s degree programs to associate degree programs

There are two options to choose from when submitting your application:

Apply Online

Our online application is fast and easy! Simply create an account, login and submit your application. You can begin the application form, save your progress and return to it as many times as you need. Remember your Login ID and PIN so you can return later to check the status of your application, see which documents we have received or need, and learn when a decision has been made.

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Apply by Mail

You can also apply in person, or mail a completed application to:

UNM Los Alamos
Office of Admissions
4000 University Drive
Los Alamos, NM 87544

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Here are the necessary steps for submitting your application.

  • Submit application (online or paper). Be sure application is complete including residency information, degree, semester and year you wish to begin classes. Be aware that non-degree status will mean you are NOT eligible for financial aid.
  • Order/Submit Official High School, GED or HSE and/or all college transcripts. It will speed up the process if transcripts have been received BEFORE you meet with an advisor. If you have ANY college credit, order official transcripts from each institution you have attended.
  • Order/Submit Official ACT or SAT scores. If you have not taken either, or if you will need to begin your Math or English progression again, you will need to take the Accuplacer placement tests. These tests are untimed and free for your first attempt. They are administered on a walk-in basis; arrange this at the Student Services front desk in Building 1. You may take the test Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • If you are applying for Financial Aid, complete the online FAFSA form at https://studentaid.gov/. The UNM School Code is 002663.
  • Meet with an advisor in Student Services.