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Student Registration Guide

Here you will find details about the registration schedule, important dates and deadlines, registration conditions, tuition and billing information, the final exam schedule, and other useful information.

Registration for Spring 2016 opens on November 12, 2015.

Make sure you are ready to register by:

Course availability

Log in to myNMSU to view the course schedule, check your registration status, class schedule, and add or drop courses.

If you do not have a myNMSU account, you can still view the course schedule.


Waitlisting closes at 5 p.m. the day classes begin. Students will not be able to waitlist for any classes after that date. Students who have been notified that there is a seat open for them will have 24 hours to register for the class.

Registration dates

Your registration date – To see your specific registration date, log in to myNMSU and click your Student tab. Select Registration, then Registration Status. The Registration Status page will also show any holds that will prevent registration.

For a general list of registration dates for an upcoming semester, see the Registration Date by Classification page for that semester.

Registration time – You can begin registering at 5 a.m. on your registration date. You can register and/or change classes until registration for the semester ends.

Registration dates and classification – Your registration date is determined by your classification now, not at the end of the current semester. For example, if you are currently a sophomore but at the end of the semester will be a junior you will have the sophomore registration time. See the table below for more information about classification.

Classification (class rank)

Freshman Less than 28 credits
Sophomore Successful completion of 28 credits
Junior Successful completion of 62 credits
Senior Successful completion of 94 credits

Questions – Contact Sandra McKay  within last name alpha of A – L or Krystal Espinoza for last name alpha M – Z in the Registrar’s Office.

Campus Priority Registration

Students are best served when they take classes on their primary campus. It is there that students have access to advisors and faculty who are most familiar with their degree programs. Other support services, such as financial aid and tutoring, are best delivered from a student’s primary campus.

For that reason, students at all NMSU campuses will take 100- and 200-level classes at their primary campus if they are offered there. Students can take courses on other campuses if the course is not offered or if there are no seats available in that course at their primary campus. For example, DACC classes in Library Science that are not offered on other campuses will be open to students system-wide. Students can also register for courses on another campus when those courses are full on their primary campus, and students at NMSU-LC can register for developmental courses on any campus.

Exceptions will be authorized by Academic Advisors when they are

  1. Consistent with the intent that students take courses on their primary campus
  2. In support of student degree and certificate completion

Two weeks before classes begin each term, students will be able to register for any course on any campus provided space is available and the they meet prerequisites.

Primary Campus Registration Memo