Admissions for Students Under 18
These students under 18 years of age may be admitted to CNM:
Be an eligible high school-aged student
If you are under 18 and attending a public, private or home-based high school program, you may apply for the Dual Creditprogram for sophomores, juniors and seniors at any partner high school district or state charter school.
Home school applicants under the age of 15 (or public/private school students below a sophomore level) will need to follow the Appeal Process to request an exception to the admissions policy.
Have finished a high school program
- have a high school diploma from a U.S. high school* or foreign high school; or
- have a high school equivalency diploma (such as GED or HiSET); or
- have completed the requirements of a home-based high school program;
*The high school must be recognized by the state department of education in the institution's home state or by a regional accrediting agency approved by the New Mexico State Board of Education.
If you are 16 or 17 years old and are no longer actively attending high school, please contact CNM's Adult Basic Educationoffice for information on obtaining a GED.