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Become a CNM Student

For first time, transfer, online or readmitting student, this is the process for getting started at CNM. Register for classes, apply for financial aid and more.

Other Types of Students

This process is for incoming freshmen, transfer students and readmission ONLY.

Learn how to register for CNM if you are the following type of student:

Apply & Register for CNM

The step by step process for new students to register and start taking classes at CNM:

    1. Apply online
      You will receive a CNM student ID number or password at the end of your application. Print the page or save your ID number somewhere safe
    2. Set up myCNM using your CNM ID number and password
    3. Complete online New Student Orientation in myCNM
    4. Turn in ACT/SAT to admissions or take the Accuplacer exam if you don’t have these scores.
      Visit the Assessment center to take the Accuplacer.
    5. See an Academic Advisor: call (505) 224-3000 for an appointment
      The advisor will help you plan your program of study or your class schedule


CNM is accredited at the highest level and is also accredited by many program-specific accreditors. Visit our Accreditation Page for details.