Online Computer Requirements, Admissions, and Advising

If your career requires you to move too often to complete your degree; you want to complete your degree, but your schedule conflicts with classroom attendance; or you’re place-bound, you might want to consider distance education.

You need to:

  • Have substantially completed the prerequisite freshman and sophomore coursework.
  • Be highly motivated to succeed in this non-traditional educational environment.

Distance ed courses are taught by qualified, full-time NMSU faculty who provide instruction through the Internet using a combination of distance ed technologies, including web-based interactive tools such as Discussion Boards, Email, Chat, Quiz, and customized interfaces.

The program is not equivalent to a “write-away” degree.

  • You need daily access to the Internet for class and to communicate frequently with your instructor and other team/class members.
  • Many distance ed courses are time intensive and require extensive writing.

Minimum computer requirements:

  • Windows 98 Microsoft.
  • PC or Mac: Internet Explorer, Netscape or AOL.
  • Experience with the Internet and email-based communication.

Admission to NMSU. For information about tuition, textbooks, and tutorials visit the NMSU’s Distance Ed website.

  1. Have you been admitted or readmitted to NMSU? Apply for admission online through NMSU’s Admissions Office.
  2. Send official transcripts for all institutions attended to the Admissions Office.
  3. Have you substantially completed lower division requirements? If so, it is possible to concurrently enroll in lower division courses at a junior or community college in your area and in upper division courses at NMSU.
  4. Once lower division courses are completed, you will take upper division business core courses, courses in your major and two upper division general education courses called Viewing a Wider World (VWW) courses.

Advising & Registration

  1. Before you register email or call our Advising Center.
  2. After being advised you may register for classes.
  3. If courses are closed, contact an advising coordinator for assistance.