Veteran Services: New Student Information


New Student Checklist

Thank you for your interest in NMSU Carlsbad!

The NMSUC VA Office is available to military, veteran, and dependent students, Monday through Thursday, 8am – 6pm and Friday, 8am – 5pm. We offer computer, copy and printing services and a place to network with like-minded students. Our friendly staff is also available to answer any questions you may have, or offer assistance in any way possible.

  • We are located in Room 107 of the Main Building
  • Email: | Phone: 575-234-9226 | Fax: 575-234-9233
  • The NMSUC VA Office is your advocate from admission to graduation. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us.

Please use the following checklist to guide your transition to NMSU: NMSU Carlsbad New Student Checklist or click here for detailed information regarding the new student checklist.

Research Before You Choose

Choosing the right school can be a tough choice, so research first to make an informed decision!
Research before you choose using the various tools available to you. To find out the total estimated yearly cost of attendance, including tuition, fees and other living expenses, go to Cost of Attendance. Our Net Price Calculator can provide a preliminary estimate of federal, state and institutional aid eligibility. NMSU Carlsbad Financial Aid Staff can help you create the best financial plan. Determine the price of books, course materials, and supplies at the NMSU Bookstore.

Explore financial assistance through Student Financial Aid and Scholarship Services. Use this checklist to help you in the financial aid process. Visit the FAFSA Application Process page and view the FAFSA video tutorial for step-by-step instructions.

Academic Advising

From your first semester through graduation or transfer, academic advising is an invaluable resource to help you reach your goals. Advisors work with students to select and enroll in classes, understand academic program requirements, develop graduation plans, and connect with campus resources.

Advising is available year-round by appointment; walk-ins are seen on a first-come, first-serve as time permits. Click here to visit the NMSU Carlsbad Advising webpage to schedule an appointment or for any additional advising information.

Degree and Certificate Programs

Any of our degree programs will lead you to a rewarding career and help you reach your academic and personal goals! Students seeking associates degrees can choose from a number of majors and pre-professional programs. For additional information concerning VA-approved degree and certificate, please click here to view the NMSU Carlsbad Catalog.


NMSU Carlsbad VA Office

575-234-9226 or 575-234-9233 (fax)

Email us

Location: NMSU Carlsbad Main Building, Room 107

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-6pm and Friday, 8am-5pm