Branch Transition


Students attending UNM in Gallup, Taos, Valencia and Los Alamos are encouraged to pursue their undergraduate and graduate degrees by continuing their education at UNM-Albuquerque or through UNM Online.

UNM Online programs offer students throughout New Mexico and beyond the opportunity to achieve a degree from UNM without the need to leave their own community. Degree completion programs are available in many academic fields. Learn more at UNM Online.

Whether you plan to pursue your degree through UNM Online or on the UNM Main Campus-Albuquerque, follow these steps to begin your transition.

How to Transition - Complete the Transition Form if you are currently enrolled at a UNM Branch Campus or your most recent attendance at a UNM Branch Campus was within three consecutive semesters prior to the term you want to enroll at UNM-Albuquerque or a UNM Statewide program. If you have not attended a UNM Branch Campus in the last three consecutive semesters, complete the regular Application for Admission.

If you have earned fewer than 24 college level academic credits, please send official transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended (excluding UNM) along with your official high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores. You will need to meet freshman admission requirements and have a cumulative transferable academic college GPA of at least 2.0

If you have earned 24 college level academic credits or more, only official transcripts from all other colleges and universities (non-UNM) you have attended are necessary. You must have a cumulative transferable academic college GPA of at least 2.0 to transition to UNM-Albuquerque.

Please note that some courses from technical and vocational fields (example: Automotive Repair) are not considered academic credits.

Some Reminders - If you are on the Lottery Success Scholarship, be sure to complete the New Mexico Scholarship Transfer Transcript – “transferring to UNM”. This will help ensure your Lottery Success Scholarship follows you to UNM – Albuquerque.

Once you are admitted to UNM-Albuquerque, contact the New Student Orientation program to complete your online orientation.