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Have questions about admissions, academic programs or student life at UNM College of Nursing? We are here to support you. We collected our frequently asked questions and answers and posted them for you.

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NursingCAS Application FAQs

If you’ve never used NursingCAS before, you will need to create a new account. To do so, visit the NursingCAS application website, and click “Create an Account.”

Yes, you need to enter all college-level course work, in addition to the required prerequisites, to complete the application. This includes "W," "F" and "Credit/No Credit" classes. There is no exception to this requirement.

No, these are not required and will not be looked at when ranking applicants.

NursingCAS has a dedicated customer service team available to applicants. Please contact customer service for any questions or concerns, including inquiries about application status, verification, receipt of supporting materials, how to complete the application, uploading documents or submitting reference requests. 

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. EST, and Fridays, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST
Website: http://www.nursingcas.org/
Email: nursingcasinfo@nursingcas.org
Phone: 617-612-2880

Transcript FAQs

Yes, you still need to send all official transcripts to NursingCAS for processing and verification. The UNM CON does not accept official transcripts under any circumstances.

You are required to send all official transcripts to:

NursingCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA  02471

NursingCAS Transcript Department
311 Arsenal Street, Suite #15
Watertown, MA 02472

This address is only used for overnight and/or rush delivery.

Yes, in a limited capacity. Please contact NursingCAS for additional information.

Phone: 617-612-2880
Email: nursingcasinfo@nursingcas.org

If you are unable to attach the "Transcript Request Form," please send your official transcript directly to NursingCAS. Once received, NursingCAS will match your transcript with your NursingCAS account when it arrives.

You will have to resend your transcripts only if you have had additional course work since your prior application.

  • An official transcript is one that has been received directly from your college or school. Official transcripts are printed on official transcript paper. They must bear the embossed or raised college seal, date and the registrar's signature. Transcripts that do not meet these requirements are not considered official and will not be accepted. Official transcripts can be sent electronically directly from your college or school.
  • Unofficial transcripts are printed on plain paper and do not have a college seal or registrar's signature. Please note, official sealed transcripts that have been opened are no longer official transcripts and will not be accepted.

Additional Undergraduate FAQs

Enrollment positions vary by school. Many schools enroll multiple times a year.

  • The University of New Mexico–Albuquerque enrolls 64 students 2 times a year.
  • The University of New Mexico–Rio Rancho enrolls 16-24 students 2 times a year.
  • Central New Mexico Community College enrolls 24 students 3 times a year.
  • New Mexico Junior College enrolls 8-16 students once a year.
  • San Juan College enrolls 16 students 2 times a year.
  • Santa Fe Community College enrolls 24-32 students 2 times a year.
  • The University of New Mexico–Gallup enrolls 8 students once a year.
  • The University of New Mexico–Taos enrolls 8-16 students once a year.
  • The University of New Mexico–Valencia enrolls 8 students once a year.

Yes. We have an alternate/wait list. Each year, a number of applicants may be placed on an alternate/wait list for admission to each program. Students on this list are notified by email and when seats become available in the entering cohort. For more information about the alternate/wait list, check out Admissions Policies.

No, you do not have to be a current UNM student to apply. If you are accepted into our program, then you would need to apply to UNM.

The UNM CON will notify all applicants about their admission status via the email address they used for the NursingCAS application.

There is a question in the "Program Information" section, under the Questions tab, that asks whether you are on Amigo, WICHE or WUE.

Visit the RN to BSN website and follow the 5-step application process. The RN to BSN website has a phone number listed for questions about the application process.