Screening Criteria and Guidelines
Recent Screening Updates
For Fall 2015 Pre-Registration Screening: Students registered in required course(s) for Summer 2015 term at CNM will be considered "In Progress."
"In Progress" courses must be on your record with a final grade at the end of Summer 2015 term.
Before Completing the Form
You are welcome to submit a Pre-Registration Screening form for any programs you feel you meet the minimum requirements and have a strong interest. You are encouraged to research each program, attend an visit the Career Exploration page, or speak with an academic advisor.
Complete Your Prerequisite Courses
Find your prerequisite courses under "Required Courses" in a program's catalog listing.
You can be "in progress" with required prerequisite coursework at CNM when you submit your Pre-Registration Screening Form. But you will be dropped from a program if your courses are not completed at the end of the term with the required grade.
Your required prerequisite courses 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 Exam, LEP Examearn AP Credit.
Important Note: CLEP, AP Credit, and Challenge Exam results must be on your 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).
Program prerequisite courses can be in progress at time of Pre-Registration Screening Form submission, but they must be in progress at CNM.
Each program has a specific GPA requirement. Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) refers to a student's overall GPA.
Your CNM GPA will be exclusively used to determine eligibility for a Coordinated Entry Program if you have completed 16 credit hours or more at CNM. If you have completed less than 16 credit hours at CNM, the cumulative GPAs from your submitted transcripts will be averaged into your CNM GPA. If you do not have any credit hours completed at CNM, your transcripts from other institutions will be averaged to establish your cumulative GPA.
You 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 your calculated GPA of program required prerequisite courses in addition to your cumulative GPA.
Special Cases for Pharmacy Technician and Dental Assisting: In the case that you do not have a cumulative GPA from CNM or another institution and are "in progress" with the required prerequisite courses for the Pharmacy Technician or Dental Assisting Program, the Office of Coordinated Entry will allow you to meet the minimum GPA requirement at the completion of the term.
If you have successfully registered for a program and your GPA falls below the minimum program requirement, you will become ineligible and dropped from program courses.
Complete Your Entrance Exams
Entrance Exams and cumulative GPA requirements must be met at time of Pre-Registration Screening Form submission. All passing entrance scores must be from the same exam attempt.
- HESI A2 exam information for the Nursing Program.
- TEAS V for Allied Health exam information for:
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Radiologic Technology
- Respiratory Therapy
- Veterinary Technology Programs
- FISDAP exam information for EMT-Paramedic Program
- EMT-B or EMT-I for Paramedic Program
- LPN License for LPN-Mobility
After Completing the Form
You will receive notification within 5-10 business days of your form submission via your CNM email on whether you have met the requirements and are approved for registration.
You will be sent information on the date and time you will be able to register for the program. This information will be different from the date and time assigned to students for registration for all other CNM courses.
If you are notified that you DO NOT meet minimum requirements, you will be notified of which requirements have not been met. You are encouraged to review your academic records to confirm missing requirements. If you are able to meet the missing requirements before the form deadline, you will be able to re-submit the form in order to be screened again.
If you are not able to meet the requirements by the form deadline, you will need to re-submit a new Pre-Registration Screening Form the next time the program is accepting students.
In the event that a Coordinated Entry Program does not have enough students to fill their cohort for the upcoming term, the CNM School of Health, Wellness, and Public Safety reserves the right to allow students who have not completed all entrance requirements to be approved to register for a program on a conditional basis.
The decision as to which program requirements would be deferred for entry are determined by the School of Health, Wellness, and Public Safety Leadership Team and the Program Director. If you meet the program requirements determined by the School of Health, Wellness, and Public Safety Leadership Team and the Program Director you will receive a “Conditional Approval” to register for the program.
“Conditional Approval” would provide you with the approval to register for a program but would require you to complete the deferred entrance requirements by a set deadline. Failure to complete the deferred entrance requirements by the set deadline may jeopardize your seat in the program.
*The CNM Nursing program is excluded from Conditional Approvals as their entry requirements are established and regulated by the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC).
Prepare For Your Program
If you are able to register for your program, you will be given a time period to complete compliance requirements such as immunizations, background checks, Nursing Basic Skills, CPR, etc. The actual start date for program classes varies. See the programs page for more information on specific programs.