Getting Started at CNM

Are you ready to become a CNM student?

Contact Us

If you have questions about getting started at CNM, call (505) 224-3160 or contact CNM online.

Other Student Types

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

Are you ready to become a CNM student?

Before registering for classes at CNM, you'll need to determine your student type and when you’d like to take classes. We can help find your student type if you don't know which application to fill out.

The application process below is for incoming freshmen, transfer students, and returning students.

Apply to CNM

Once you determine your student type, fill out an online application.

At the end of the application, take a picture or screen grab of your student ID and username. You’ll need them for the rest of your time at CNM.

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Please email us at if you have any problems or need help completing the application.

Apply to CNM

You can set up your myCNM account using the ID number assigned to you at the end of the application process.

If you have questions about the application process, contact us.

Set Up Your myCNM Account

You can set up your myCNM account using the ID number assigned to you at the end of the application process. In myCNM you’ll get email, important college news and much more.

Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for financial aid.

Apply for Financial Aid

There are many scholarships available to help pay for classes. View all scholarship opportunities and complete the quick CNM scholarship application.

Financial Aid & Scholarship Services can help you apply for financial aid and scholarships.

Meet with an Academic Advisor

Meet with an advisor in person, by email, through online chat, or over the phone to pick a program of study and create your academic plan.

Meet with an Advisor

You will need one of the following:

  • A high school diploma with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • PARCC scores of 4 or 5 at grade 11
  • A transcript with college coursework from another institution
  • Accuplacer scores

Accuplacer is a completely free placement test available at all CNM campuses.

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.

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.

Register for Classes

Check the class offerings for the upcoming term in the schedule of classes. When you're ready, register for classes.

Register for Classes

View the Register for Classes tutorial.

If you haven't decided on a degree, browse our programs of study.

Tuition and Payments

Get Ready for Your First Day

Get Ready for Your First Day

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