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Admissions Check-List

Mesalands Community College has an open admissions policy. Unlike colleges with a firm application deadline, potential students may apply year-round.
A formal application process is required for students interested in credit or degree programs. This must be completed prior to the initial course registration.

This process is waived for students who register for non-credit courses. Applicants who wish to take non-credit courses should complete a course registration form. The form may be processed by mail or submitted in person at the Student Affairs Office. Payment is due by the first day of class.

1. Complete an online admissions application

2. Submit official transcripts

Official high school transcripts or a GED confirming high school graduation are to be sent directly to the College. Students who have attended another college or university should request official transcripts from each institution.

Use one transcript request form for each institution.

3. Complete placement exam

Students must take the placement exam if they are:

  • Applying for admission to a degree program
  • Enrolling in a writing, math or reading course that requires a math or writing prerequisite
  • Entering any program that requires assessment in writing, math or reading
To take the placement exam, students should first pay the $25  fee at the Business Office located in Building A. The student will then take their receipt of payment to the to Educational Services Center in Building A to complete the exam. ACT scores are accepted in lieu of the College’s placement exam.

4. Meet with an Academic Advisor

Academic Advisors will help future students select courses in order to meet their individual educational goals. To make an appointment with an Advisor,  please contact (575) 461-4413, ext. 153.

5. Register for classes

After meeting with an Academic Advisor students will be able to register for classes online.

Online Registration

6. Apply for Financial Aid

Federal Financial Aid is available to students who meet the eligibility requirements.  A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed at www.fafsa.ed.gov, and the federal school code for Mesalands Community College is 032063.

Students are also encouraged to complete an application for the Mesalands Community College’s Foundation, Inc. scholarships.

Financial Aid

7. Pay tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are due by the first day of class. The college accepts all traditional forms of payment including cash, checks, MasterCard and VISA.

Tuition and Fees