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Preparing to Transfer

So you want to be a Lobo! Start planning for your transfer early. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your transfer to UNM.

Transfer Checklist

Start the Transfer Checklist.

STEM Majors

Choose a STEM Major.

Unsure of what STEM field to major in at UNM? Check out our CNM and UNM Majors page.

CNM STEM UP Advisors

Meet with a STEM UP Advisor at CNM.

  • Completed coursework somewhere else? Send the official transcripts to CNM so that the coursework can be evaluated for acceptable transfer credit. When you meet with a STEM UP academic advisor, s/he can let you know whether your credit(s) earned at other colleges may be transferred to CNM and applied toward a degree.
  • In addition to official transcripts, credit can also be gained through Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and Military training (i.e. Community College of the Air Force – CCAF). Be sure to include these sources of credit too.

For more information about transfer credit, check out the CNM and UNM web pages.

UNM Campus Tours

Sign up for a UNM campus tour.

Contact the STEM UP Transfer Coordinator,, (505) 277-1723 or the STEM UP Program Coordinator,, (505) 224-3253 to find out about upcoming campus tours to UNM.

UNM STEM Advisors

Meet with the STEM Department advisor for your major at UNM.

The department advisor is the most important person for you to meet at UNM before you transfer. For a current list of STEM Department advisors, go to the UNM STEM Advisors page.

Financial Aid

Plan out your Financial Aid.

Continuing your college education at UNM costs money and early planning is key to making the most of the financial aid that you receive. Achievement Coaches at CNM Connect can help you develop a plan to reach your financial, academic and career goals. It is highly recommended that you utilize their services.

How much does tuition cost?

You can set up payment plans through your myCNM or MyUNM.

What’s a consortium agreement and how can it help me pay for school?

One of the most important things for you to know about funding your education is this thing called “a consortium agreement.” This agreement allows students at CNM to take courses at UNM and receive federal funding for coursework at both institutions. Learn more: