Information on CNM's open admission, enrollment degree status, admissions for noncredit programs, nondiscrimination policy and more.

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Open Admission and Application

CNM has open admission for individuals at least 18 years of age. If you're ready to apply now, you can access the application below.

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Enrollment Degree Status

Non-Degree Status

The non-degree status is designed for students who do not intend to earn a degree or certificate at CNM. As a non-degree student, you:

  • generally cannot receive financial aid, veterans' educational benefits, or other assistance.
  • may change to a certificate/degree status by declaring a major.
  • are eligible to receive department-issued Skill Sets (check the Catalog for more information).

Certificate / Degree Status

The Certificate / Degree Status is intended for students who plan on earning a degree or certificate at CNM and have officially declared a major (program of study).

Review the Program of Study section in the Catalog for program information and special requirements.

Admissions for Non-Credit Programs

Non credit courses and programs provide skill development and adult basic education (including English as a second language and GED prep) in a variety of settings, but do not receive traditional college credit. See our CNM Ingenuity non-credit courses on Unmudl with no college application.

School of Education offers free coursework and tutoring for students to prepare for their GED exams, improve their English as a second language, explore occupational majors, and get ready for their college-level courses.

CNM Ingenuity supports a new approach to learning that provides accelerated educational and training opportunities in key workforce areas including technology and healthcare, wrap-around support for aspiring entrepreneurs, and cooperative ventures that foster economic development and job creation. View all non-credit programs offered at CNM Ingenuity.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Students are considered for admission to CNM without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status.

Additional Information

Individuals may be denied admission to CNM, enrollment in courses and/or programs and participation in certain CNM sponsored activities if it is determined that such access is likely to pose a serious threat to the safety of the applicant and/or members of the CNM community.  Such determination would be made on a case by case basis by a review board under the guidance of the Dean of Students.