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Established in 1958, the campus of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell (ENMU-Roswell) provides high quality, affordable education and life-long learning opportunities. More than 70 certificate and associate degree programs are available in a wide range of academic transfer and career-oriented programs. ENMU-Roswell also offers access to complete bachelor’s and master’s degrees on campus through ENMU in Portales. Your journey to becoming a part of the ENMU-Roswell family starts here. Apply Now to get started!
In order to attend ENMU-Roswell, students must complete an Admissions Application prior to registering for classes. Applications are typically processed within 24 to 48 hours. ENMU-Roswell is considered an open enrollment institution, however, certain documentation is required for consideration of financial aid eligibility, placement in classes, and transfer evaluation. It benefits the student to have the following documentation submitted to and reviewed by the Office of Admissions & Records as soon as possible after admissions to facilitate the decision-making process. The following documentation is necessary for consideration:
- Application for admission – completed online
- High school transcripts from an accredited institution (North Central Association and/or the State Department of Education); or
- A satisfactory score on a high school equivalency test, and/or completion of the University Skills Placement Test (see more information in the TESTING SERVICES section)
- Official transcripts from all previous colleges, universities, and technical-vocational schools attended
- Additional documentation as needed.
Official transcripts are those sent directly by an official of the high school and or college(s)/technical school(s) to the ENMU-Roswell Office of Admissions & Records. The University cannot accept copies of transcripts in a student’s possession. All transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Admissions & Records as soon as possible after admission to the institution. A registration hold may be placed on the student’s file until all transcripts are received and reviewed. A student misrepresenting or failing to disclose information, including failure to declare previously attended colleges, in the completion of the admission form will be subject to disciplinary action and possible dismissal from the University.
Students transferring to ENMU‑Roswell as a degree-seeking student must submit official transcripts from each college or university attended.
Evaluation of Transfer Credit
Evaluation of acceptable credits that are transferable to a students’ degree program is performed by the Office of Admissions & Records.
Students seeking a transfer credit evaluation must complete an Admission Application to ENMU-Roswell and have original official academic transcripts sent directly to the University from each institution previously attended. Transfer credits are evaluated once all transcripts for that student have been received. Transfer credits are evaluated only for students seeking a degree or certificate. Transfer grade point averages are used in the calculation of grade point averages for graduation “With Honors” only.
Foreign students who wish to have foreign transcripts evaluated for transfer credit must provide a transcript evaluation that has been completed by an accepted International Transcript Evaluation Service (such as WES), and must demonstrate how the courses are equivalent in grade and content to those taught in the United States. Please contact the Office of Admissions & Records for more information.
Acceptance of Transfer Credit
Credit is accepted for college‑level work from institutions accredited by an agency recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Courses which would not be accepted include, but are not limited to, some technical/occupational courses, doctrinal religion courses, and basic skills or developmental level courses.
Credit for college-level work from an accredited institution will be articulated as soon as transcripts are received, in order to facilitate the determination of eligibility for financial aid, and for placement purposes.
To further enhance articulation between all state-supported institutions in New Mexico, ENMU-Roswell adopts the principle of treating transfer students as native students in the application of credit toward certificate or degree requirements.
Transfer Students and EDREADY™ Tests
Transfer students who have not earned at least an associate degree may be exempt from individual areas of the EDREADY Placement Test if they meet any of the following:
- English (Essay)
- Transfer equivalent courses
- Transfer 15 credit hours or more – with a GPA of at least 2.5 AND – a college-level English course with a grade of C or better.
- Transfer 30 credit hours or more – with a GPA of at least 2.0 AND – a college-level English course with a grade of C or better
- Transfer equivalent math credit
- Applied/technical math credit will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
NOTE: If a student has completed more than one set of the ACT or SAT tests, the highest score will be used to determine the student’s course placement and/or exemption from taking the EDREADY Test.
An applicant who wishes to appeal the results of a transfer evaluation conducted by ENMU-Roswell should follow the steps outlined below:
- Submit a Transfer Evaluation Appeal Form to the Office of Admissions & Records, providing information regarding the course(s) being appealed. A course description, syllabus of the course at the time it was taken, and/or other documentation about the content of the course being appealed should be attached.
- Once the appeal is received, the file will be reviewed, and the student will be contacted in writing. If the appeal is denied, the letter will explain the reason for the denial.
- If the student is denied and wishes to continue the appeal, the student must indicate this in writing to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. The second appeal must be submitted within 30 days of the first appeal decision letter.
- Within 30 days of the second appeal, the file will be reviewed, and the student will be notified in writing.
Transfer Students and Financial Aid
Students transferring from another college or university and applying for financial aid must request that official academic transcripts be sent to the Office of Admission & Records at ENMU-Roswell. This is a requirement for any transfer student applying for financial aid.
The assessment of a student’s academic progress will be based on the student’s applicable academic record to include all credit hours attempted from other institutions, whether or not financial aid was received.
Transfer Students Probation and Suspension
If students on probation from another university wish to enroll at ENMU-Roswell, their first semester of attendance will be a probationary semester. Students may be suspended at the end of that semester if they fail to obtain a 2.0-semester grade point average.
If students on suspension from another institution wish to enroll in courses at ENMU-Roswell, they may submit an Academic Appeal. Please note that credits earned during suspension periods may not be accepted by receiving institutions.
International students may be considered for admission as undergraduate students on a full‑time basis as a non-immigrant with an F-1, M-1 or J-1 visa status. Non-citizens must have an equivalent educational background to that required for United States of America citizens.
The international student must submit the following documentation for review to apply for admissions at ENMU-Roswell. All documents pertaining to undergraduate admission should be sent to the Office of Admissions & Records:
- Admissions Application for ENMU-Roswell
- An acceptable statement of financial responsibility that demonstrates the student’s ability to meet all related financial obligations for the entire length of the program prior to entry into a program of study at ENMU-Roswell. This documentation may include but is not limited to copies of bank statements, letters of reference from financial institutions, and personal letters of commitment from individual supporters.
- Acceptable documentation to demonstrate proficiency of the English language; for example, a TOEFL iBT score of 61 (173 computer-based, 500 written), completion of the highest level of an intensive English program, or documentation that English is the primary language of record in the student’s country of residence. ENMU-Roswell will also accept IELTS scores of at least 5.5 in lieu of
- Complete transcripts of high school and all previous college credit hours – the applicant must request that official transcripts and test scores be sent directly to ENMU-Roswell. Only certified copies of transcripts, state, or national exams should be presented. Transcripts of high school and college credit earned at a foreign institution of learning must be formally evaluated by an agency such as the Transfer Evaluation Service (TES), who will then provide ENMU-Roswell with an official evaluation of United States of America educational equivalencies.
International applicants must have these materials on file with the University at least 90 days prior to the semester for which application is being made. When these requirements are fulfilled, reviewed by the Office of Admissions & Records, and approved, an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility and a letter of admission will be issued to the student. The I-20 document must then be submitted to the appropriate Foreign Embassy for consideration, approval, and the issuance of an acceptable F-1, M-1, or J-1 Visa. The student must be in possession of the student Visa, and an I-94 document to travel to the United States.
All charges, including tuition, fees, housing, meals, books, etc. must be paid at the time of each registration. Health and accident insurance is mandatory for all international students.
Non-Degree Seeking Students
Students who are non-degree seeking must still complete an Admissions Application and select “Non-Degree” for their planned course of study (major).
Non-degree seeking students are not required to submit High School (or equivalent) transcripts.
Please Note: Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.