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Application & Registration at CNM

An overview of the process of becoming a CNM student



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Learn how to register for CNM if you are the following type of student:

Don’t know your student type? We can help you determine which application to fill out.

This process is for incoming freshmen, transfer students and readmission ONLY.

Step 1: Complete the Online Application

  • Fill out the online application.
    (Don't know your student type? We can help.)
  • Submit your ACT / SAT test scores or transfer credits to admissions, or take the Accuplacer exam.
  • Set up your myCNM account using the ID number given to you at the end of your application.

For assistance with your application, please contact CNM.

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

Complete your financial aid (FAFSA) application.

For assistance, visit Financial Aid & Scholarship Services.

Step 3: Meet with an Advisor

There are a number of ways to meet with a CNM advisor:

  • In person
  • Through online chat
  • Via email
  • By phone

Visit Academic Advisement for more information.

Step 4: Register for Classes

Bridge to Success Scholarship

All beginning freshmen hoping to receive the Bridge to Success Scholarship must complete their online application and financial aid paperwork by May 1 and sign up to attend an in-person New Student Orientation.

Complete your New Student Orientation. The orientation will get you started on your college career and help you understand what to expect as a new student. All beginning freshmen who start in the Fall Term are required to attend orientation to receive the Bridge to Success Scholarship.

Browse the CNM Catalog to find a program, then see this term's offerings in the schedule of classes. When you're ready, register for classes.

You must set up your method of payment within 24 hours of registering for classes. Payment options include:

Step 5: Your First Day

Let us help you prepare for your first day at CNM.