Class Registration

Class Registration and Tuition Payment

Creating a UNM ID

After you obtain the official admission letter and welcome brochure, you will need to set up a UNM Net ID in order to register for classes and complete other new student requirements.  To do so, you will need your student ID# (also known as a Banner ID) from the admission information.

To set up the NetID you will:

  • Go to netid.unm.edu and click on I am new – I need a NetID

  • Follow the instructions to create a Net ID. 

This will also be your UNM email address (yournetid@unm.edu).

Once you set up your UNM NetID it is important to log in to my.unm.edu to learn to navigate the University system and check your UNM email! Important updates and billing information will be sent by the University to your UNM email address.  After any and all registration holds are lifted and you know the courses you want to take, you can log in to register at this same website.

NOTE: It may take some time after the UNM Net ID is created for it to be active. If you cannot log in after creating the Net ID, please wait at least 48 hours for activation.  If you have trouble with your account you will need to call UNM IT at: (505) 277-5757 so they can verify your identity on the phone and trouble-shoot your problem.

Registration Holds

Degree-Seeking Students

All degree-seeking international students will have one or more registration holds that prevent initial course registration or that block students from changing the course schedule.  These holds are put on by specific UNM departments to be sure students complete requirements before they can register or change their schedule.  The type of hold and the office that placed it appear when trying to register for classes via my.unm.edu.

Undergraduate Holds for new students:

  • New Student Orientation (NSO) - UNM freshman or transfer orientation required (not international)
  • Academic Advisement - Academic Advisor meeting required (meetings are scheduled during NSO)
  • GEO Orientation - International Check-in and Orientation required (starts on 1/1 for Spring and 8/1 for fall)
  • International Admissions - Students who have not given an original final transcript from their prior institution to the International Admissions office will have a hold that will prevent them from registering for the second semester at UNM.  This hold will not start until just before registration opens for their second semester.

Graduate Holds for new students:

  • GEO Orientation - International Check-in and Orientation required (starts on 1/1 for Spring and 8/1 for fall)
  • Graduate Department -Department advisor meeting required.
  • International Admissions - Students who have not given an original final transcript from their prior institution to the International Admissions office will have a hold that will prevent them from registering for the second semester at UNM.  This hold will not start until just before registration opens for their second semester.

Students may have holds from other departments as well.  The GEO orientation hold can be removed after attending GEO check-in.  All holds must be lifted to register for classes or change class schedule. All students are required to meet with an academic advisor before registering for classes and should be sure they are registering for classes at the Albuquerque/Main campus.

 

Exchange Students

Exchange students do not have orientation or advisement holds, but are required to come to the mandatory International Student Check-in and Orientation.  Exchange students may have pre-requisite holds or major holds which prevent them from registering for some classes.  Have access to your transcripts, course descriptions and syllabi from all previous courses and contact the professor via email to get "overrides" for these holds.  Explain that you are an exchange student who is studying temporarily at UNM and provide proof of pre-requisites from home upon request of the professor.  If you have problems email exchange@unm.edu for assistance.

How to Plan Your Class Schedule

Everyone is able to explore the schedule of classes ahead of time.

The online schedule lists all the courses, days and times that classes will be taught. You can see that information at the Schedule of Classes. Click on “LoboWeb Course catalog” to find courses that will be offered.   

Business students can find available courses at the Anderson School of Management catalogue. You will need to understand the UNM course numbering system in order to choose your classes. 
Course numbers in the:

  • 100’s are introductory courses generally taken by first-year undergraduate students  
  • 200-level courses are usually for second-year students
  • 300-level for third year
  • 400-level for fourth year 
  • 500 and 600- level for Graduate Level

New students can register as early as May for the fall semester and November for the spring semester. All holds must be lifted before students can register.

NOTE

  • Courses numbered 500 or 600 are for graduate students only (i.e., you must have completed a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.) You are not allowed to pre-register for graduate courses if you are not admitted as a graduate student.
  • These are only guidelines, and students may register for any courses for which they are qualified regardless of their year in school, with the proper preparations and permissions, which may include notifying the professor or department and asking for special permission to register.
  • Courses Restricted for Exchange Students: PHARMACY, MEDICAL SCIENCE, and NURSING not allowed with no exceptions. NUTRITION, LAW and ARCHITECTURE are restricted.

How to Register for Classes

Please check the date registration opens.  Registration dates depend on level and how many credit hours already completed at UNM.  Exchange students are listed last because they are non-degree students at UNM but should try to register as soon as possible after the first available registration date. Registration begins in April for fall and November for spring. Before you try to register, you should examine the course descriptions in the online UNM Catalog.

To register for classes, you must do the following:

  1. Create your UNM NetID
  2. Log in to: https://my.unm.edu
  3. Click “Login”
  4. Enter your Net ID and password 
  5. Click on “Student Life” tab
  6. Click on “LoboWeb”
  7. Click on “Registration & Records”
  8. Click on “Registration (Add/Drop), Course Search, Check for Holds”
  9. Click on "Registration Portal" at the bottom of Registration at UNM page
  10. Click on "Register for My Classes"
  11. Select the term you want to register for and then "Continue"
  12. Read the student consent and Click on “ACCEPT Financial Responsibility”
  13. Click on “Class Search”
  14. Pull down or enter the "Subject" and enter "Course Number", click the "Search" courses
  15. If you go to advanced search, you can search for courses by their Meeting Days, Start/End Time, Keywords, etc. *You can also enter Course Reference Numbers (CRN) numbers if you have them.
  16. Click "Add” to register for the course
  17. Repeat this process until you have registered for the courses you need
  18. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ONLY ENROLL FOR CLASSES ON THE ALBUQUERQUE/MAIN CAMPUS (found in the “Attribute” column)!!!
  19. You may add or drop courses at any time before or after your arrival at UNM using this system.
  20. If you do NOT intend to come to UNM, you MUST log back in YOURSELF and drop all classes before the end of the second week of the semester or you will be responsible for all charges/costs!

 

Registration Guidelines

Most UNM courses are 3 credits and the credit values are indicated in the Online UNM Catalog and Schedule of Classes. You may register for a maximum of 18 credits, but we strongly recommend that you take no more than 15 credits your first semester.

Undergraduate International Students (Including Undergraduate Exchange)
Must be registered and complete at least 12 credit hours (usually 4 classes) each semester in order to remain full-time and maintain legal immigration status. Talk to your academic advisor (at home for exchange students) before you register to make sure that the courses you are taking will count toward your degree program.

Graduate Degree-Seeking International Students
Must be registered and complete at least 9 credit hours each semester in order to remain full-time and maintain legal immigration status if they do not have a graduate assistantship.  Graduate students with an assistantship must be registered and complete at least 6 credit hours each semester to maintain legal immigration status.
Graduate Exchange Students
Must be admitted as graduate at UNM and register and complete at least 9 graduate credit hours (3 classes) each semester in order to remain full-time and maintain legal immigration status. If a graduate exchange student takes fewer than 9 GRADUATE credit hours, they must take an additional 3 credit hours of undergraduate credits (for a total of 12).
For Exchange Students:
Students who want to register for English 1110 or 1120 and get a registration error, please email exchange@unm.edu with a copy of your TOEFL score and your UNM ID number. See Course Registration Errors and Restrictions for other errors.  Students need to have done the pre-requisites at basic-level for entry to the upper-level courses (i.e. 200-400 level courses for undergraduate). If there are particular courses that you are interested in, you can reach out to the Department Academic Advisors directly, either via email or in person, before the semester starts or the professor for the course. Please use the links below to search for the departmental academic advisors. Academic Advisors may request that you submit a transcript from your university to confirm if you have already taken the basic level courses. Please explain that you are "an exchange, non-degree student" and only have a limited timeframe to take courses at UNM.

Understanding Tuition

Degree-seeking and Guest students will need to expect multiple charges on their bill. These include, tuition, class fees, the first-semester international student fee and student housing if you live on campus.

Exchange students: The exchange student agreement between your institution and UNM means you pay any tuition to your home institution. However, you are responsible for course and department fees (which are anywhere from US$25 to US$400 per class). The amount of the fee will depend on the courses you are registered for that semester. Not all classes have special fees. If you would like to review the exact fees, please access the Online Course Schedule for your semester and find the "Course Fees".  You will also have a GEO immigration processing fee for each semester of your exchange.

To understand Mandatory Student Fees, please visit the Bursar's Office website. Course fee deadlines can be found under the "Semester Deadline" tab on the Registrar's Office website.