Graduate School Admission Procedures

These procedures are for citizens of the United States or students attending on a nonimmigrant visa. They also apply to legally admitted immigrants or refugees. International students, please follow the International Graduate Student Procedures.

Admission Standards

Graduates of a regionally accredited college or university or whose institution is recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Post-secondary Accreditation (CORPA) may apply for admission to the Graduate School.

Admission Procedures

Admission to the Eastern New Mexico University Graduate School involves two separate steps:

  1. Apply and be Admitted to the Graduate School
    (This step must be completed by both degree and non-degree seeking students.)
  2. Admission into a specific graduate program
    (This step must be completed only by students seeking a master's degree.)

Step One: Applying to the Graduate School

In order to receive full consideration for admission to the Graduate School, students are encouraged to study the admission policies and procedures and supply everything required for the application in a timely manner. The submission of a complete application not only expedites the admission process, it helps place the student properly and ensures that graduate study will begin without delay.

  1. Application
    All persons (including graduates of Eastern New Mexico University) seeking admission to the Graduate School are required to submit a formal application for admission.
    You can apply to the graduate school online.
  2. Transcripts
    All applicants must request an official transcript from each institution previously attended be forwarded directly to the Graduate School. Transcripts in the student's possession will not be accepted.

All application materials should be sent to:

ENMU Graduate School
ENMU Station 24
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130

Timely Completion of the Admissions Process
Normally, admission to the Graduate School is achieved by completing the application process at least 30 days prior to the semester of first enrollment. International students must complete the application process 60 days prior to the first semester of enrollment. Students who apply less than 30 days in advance or whose application materials are incomplete at the time of initial registration will be given an "incomplete" admission standing and allowed to enroll temporarily for one semester.

Applicants with "incomplete" admission standing must complete the application process before the end of the first semester of enrollment. The original admission letter noting an "incomplete" admission standing and its limitations will serve as the only notification the student will receive. If the admission process has not been completed within the first semester of enrollment, further enrollment in the Graduate School will be denied.

Any course work completed while the student is classified as having an "incomplete" admission standing is subject to review and acceptance at the discretion of the program and the graduate dean.

Applicants will be notified by letter of the success of their application. This letter will make note of a student's standing and any conditions, limitations, or restrictions the program and/or Graduate School may see fit to impose. This letter serves as the only notification the student will receive. If the student does not complete the application process within the first semester of enrollment or if the undergraduate degree is from an unaccredited institution, further enrollment will be denied.

Step Two: Admission to a Graduate Program

If the applicant has qualified for admission to the Graduate School, the Graduate School will forward the student's file to the graduate coordinator in the program for evaluation. Because admission into a particular program depends on special program requirements, additional information about the student and his or her academic background may be required by the program's graduate coordinator. Such information may include, but is not limited to: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores, a writing proficiency exam, qualifying or field exams, or letters of recommendation.

The different graduate programs have particular admission standards and program requirements more rigorous than those of the Graduate School which the student must satisfy. Therefore, admission to the graduate school does not entitle the applicant admission to a graduate program; it only insures consideration by the program. (Refer to individual program descriptions for specific requirements.) Further, the University reserves the right to select individuals for admission on the basis of merit in such a way as to promote the best interests of the University and the society as a whole and to maximize the potential for individual achievement.