Coordinated Program Entry Guidelines
Changes to Entry Process
Program Entry requirements can only change one time each year. When a change is made:
Information will be posted on this website one year before the change (when able to)
Pre-Health Sciences students will be sent an email
Pre-Registration Screening will only be reviewed using new requirements
Please visit this website often to find updates. If you have any questions or concerns contact us.
Prerequisite courses for Pre-Registration Screening
1. Required prerequisite courses specific to Coordinated Entry Programs can only be met in the following ways:
- Enroll in the required prerequisite course and pass it with a grade of "CR" or "C" or higher.
- Take a Challenge/CLEP Exam/ AP Credit
Important Note: CLEP, AP Credit, and Challenge Exam results must be on a student's academic record at time of Pre-Registration Form submission
- Complete the required prerequisite course at another institution with a grade of "C" or higher (official transcript must be on file at CNM Records Office).
2. Program Prerequisite courses can be “In Progress” at time of Pre-Registration Screening Form submission; but must be “In Progress” at CNM
Grade Point Average (GPA) for Pre-Registration Screening
1. Students’ cumulative GPA will be used to determine eligibility for CNM Coordinated Entry Programs. Each program has a specific GPA requirement. Cumulative GPA: Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) refers to a student’s overall GPA
2. A student's CNM GPA will be exclusively used to determine eligibility for a Coordinated Entry Program, if they have completed 16 credit hours or more at CNM. If a student has completed less than 16 credit hours at CNM, cumulative GPAs from all other intuitions for which they have submitted transcripts will be averaged into their CNM GPA.
3. A student must meet the cumulative GPA requirement for the program at the time of Pre-Registration Form Submission
- Special Cases for Nursing: The CNM Nursing Program is required by the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) to use a student’s calculated GPA of program required prerequisite courses in addition to a student’s cumulative GPA. Calculated GPA: Calculated Grade Point Average (GPA) refers to a student’s GPA in a set of specific course
- Special Cases for Pharmacy Technician and Dental Assisting: In the case that a student does not have a cumulative GPA from CNM or another institution and is “In Progress” with the required prerequisite courses for the Pharmacy Technician or Dental Assisting Program, the Office of Coordinated Entry will allow a student to meet the minimum GPA requirement at the completion of the term.
4. If a student has successfully registered for a program and their GPA falls below the minimum program requirement, they will become ineligible and dropped from program courses
Re-Entry into a Coordinated Entry Program
Students who do not complete the first term of instruction of a Coordinated Entry Program will need to re-register for the program. Students will have to go through the Pre-Registration Screening process again to attempt to register for the program for a 2nd time.
All students are encouraged to be screened for Coordinated Entry programs, and students will be screened for these programs based on published criteria.
The Coordinated Program Entry process follows the CNM Governing Board’s statement that CNM will not illegally discriminate in any of its policies or procedures, including admissions. (Governing Board Handbook, section 3.01).
If a student believes the application processes did not follow the above practices, he/she may file an appeal.
Students can only appeal for these reasons
- If an error was made that negatively affected the student’s pre-registration screening form, such as failure to record documentation, or an error in the calculation of grade point average (GPA)
- If published pre-registration screening procedures, as stated on the website, were not followed in screening
- If the student was not given equal consideration, as described in the Governing Board statement above.
How to appeal:
The student must submit a detailed, written letter explaining the circumstances of the appeal. The letter must be addressed to the Office of Coordinated Program Entry , and must include any supporting documentation (if applicable).
Students may submit letters to the Office of Coordinated Program Entry by fax, mail, or in person (Monday-Friday,8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Appeals must be received (not postmarked) within 5 business days of notification of non-eligibility by the Coordinated Program Entry Office. Non-eligibility letters are sent by CNM email. Students who do not appeal during this timeframe forfeit their right to an appeal.
The Office of Coordinated Program Entry will investigate and make a decision about whether the appeal is granted or denied. A decision will be made within 8 business days of the appeal date
The student will be notified of the decision by CNM email. All decisions are final. If an appeal is approved, admission to the program is not guaranteed. The Office of Coordinated Program Entry will determine the appropriate course of action to address the issue.
Where to submit appeals:
Office of Coordinated Program Entry
School of Health, Wellness and Public Safety