Enroll at NMSU Carlsbad

Apply for admission here or by downloading and completing this application. Applications are also available in Student Services, room 111.


Pay for School

Apply for financial aid by completing a FAFSA form.


Testing Registration

  • To sign up for the Compass Test, call Testing & Assessment Services at (575) 234-9322.
  • Review test prep material in the TEAM Center or view sample questions here.
  • If needed, talk to the Special Needs Coordinator about testing accommodations for students with disabilities.

Testing Waiver

Compass may be waived if you have met the following criteria:

  • You student have taken the ACT within the last year.
  • You are transferring in math, reading or English courses.
  • You are pursuing certain vocational programs.

Talk to an academic advisor in the Counseling & Student Development Center for more information.

Testing Dates

Compass Testing will be held April 1 through August 29 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in Room 221.


Register for Classes

  • Create a myNMSU account.
  • Meet with an academic advisor in Room 107 to select classes and register.

Pay Tuition

Pay tuition and fees by mail, phone, in person, or online here.