Admission Information

New Mexico Junior College is an independent two-year comprehensive community college having as a major part of its fundamental mission the provision of serving the needs and making accessible post-secondary education to the members of the community. In order to fulfill this mission, the College has an open-door policy for admission of students in credit courses and programs, who have graduated from an accredited high school, completed a General Education Development (GED) or High School Equivalency (HiSET) certificate, or who through age and experience qualify for admission. The College also has opportunities for high school juniors and seniors to take college classes.

In order to ensure that the student has every opportunity for success, incoming students are required to meet with an academic coach or faculty advisor, either in person, via telephone, or virtually, prior to enrolling in courses. During this meeting the advisor will review assessment results and prior course grades, discuss future academic and career goals, assist in identifying a path to achieve those goals, select the appropriate NMJC degree plan, and enroll the student into the appropriate courses.

Prospective students are encouraged to visit the campus. Arrangements for visits that will include a full exploration of college life can be made by contacting the NMJC Helpdesk at or (575) 492-2577. The Vice President for Student Services is responsible for administering the admissions policies and procedures of the College.

Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to all programs. Certain programs may have restricted enrollments, additional enrollment processes, and/or early enrollment dates. Applicants should consult with an Academic Coach or Division Dean for details concerning admission to these programs. In addition, individuals may be denied admission to NMJC, denied enrollment in certain courses and/or programs, and participation in NMJC sponsored activities if it is determined that such access is likely to pose a serious threat to the safety of the applicant and / or members of the NMJC community. Such determination will be made on a case-by-case basis and is subject to review by the Vice President for Student Services and the Vice President for Instruction.

Direct correspondence concerning admission to NMJC to:
New Mexico Junior College

Registrar Office
1 Thunderbird Circle
Hobbs, NM 88240

Student service offices, including advisors, registrar, and Vice President of Student Services, are located in the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center.

New Mexico Junior College (NMJC) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation (including perceived sexual orientation), gender identity, marital status, spousal affiliation, disability (physical or mental), serious medical condition, age (40 and older), genetic information or veteran status or any other legally protected categories, classes or characteristics. NMJC is committed to ensuring persons of all these protected classes will have access to NMJC’s programs, facilities, and employment.