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I'm a new student, and I'm cleared for admission but have not registered. What do I do now?
During your advising appointment, you and an advisor will
- discuss any college class work that you have completed
- register for your classes and discuss your academic future at ENMU
- learn how to use the resources that the university has at your disposal
- compile your "degree plan checklist" or use CAPP, that you and an advisor will use to plan your classes each semester until you declare your major.
After your advising appointment, you will visit other offices on campus to learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, housing options, student accounts and get your student ID.
You are required to have all transcripts on file prior to advising. The Advising Center recommends that you bring an extra copy of your final official high school transcript and information about Advanced Placement (AP) or other precollege credit to your appointment. Ask what materials we might need when you make your appointment.
I am a current undergraduate student but have not declared my major. What do I do?
Every semester, you will make an appointment with the Advising Center to discuss your registration for the next term. To prepare for your appointment, follow the steps below:
- Print out your current transcript.
- Fill out the correct advising worksheet for your potential degree using your ENMU transcript. Include all classes you are taking or have completed.
- Make a list of classes you want to take this semester. Check the course schedule
- Check your student records for any holds.
- Meet with an advisor in the Advising Center in Student Academic Services, Room 214. Call 575.562.2338 to make an appointment.
I am a current student, and I am ready to declare my major. What do I do?
Degree-seeking students are required to declare their. If you are ready to declare your major, please complete the declaration of major. Your degree plan checklist will be completed and sent to your department to assign your faculty advisor. You will receive a notice at your ENMU email account.
If you are unsure about your major, Counseling and Career Services offers career planning assistance. You can also research ENMU's majors and programs online before you make your decision. If you have questions about a degree plan or classes required for a particular degree, discuss the degree program with an academic advisor in the discipline before requesting a degree plan checklist. Advisors are listed in the ENMU directory.
What is a degree plan checklist checklist?
It is a list of required courses for the degree and major you choose. The degree plan checklist spells out the catalog requirements for your major. It includes general education requirements as well as courses for your major and minor.
Why do I need one?
A degree plan checklist guides you through specific courses required for your major. Making your specific degree plan checklist is part of the process of declaring a major. Your classes are entered into a plan for your chosen major and areas of emphasis.
Your advisor is assigned when your degree plan checklist is completed. You are required to meet with your advisor when you register for classes, but you can meet with them any time you have questions about your degree. Your advisor will help you with any special circumstances related to your degree plan checklist, such as substituting classes.
Who is required to have a degree plan checklist?
ENMU sophomores and new transfer students who have earned 45 or more hours must declare a major.
All graduate students must have a degree plan checklist by the end of the first semester of graduate enrollment. The graduate school completes these plans.
I am a transfer student. How do I know if my classes will transfer toward my ENMU degree?
Research your options: Print out all degree plan checklists that may interest you. Fill in your classes. Write down all questions you may have to ask your advisor.
When do I update my degree plan checklist?
You need to update your degree plan checklist each semester before you see your faculty advisor. Print your ENMU transcript and fill in the classes you have completed and that are in process.
How do I create a degree plan checklist?
If you are an undergraduate, complete the declaration of major form.
If you are a graduate student, make an appointment with your graduate program coordinator to complete a degree plan checklist. Please note that graduate students must submit a degree plan checklist signed by all advisory committee members, the graduate coordinator and the student before the end of the first semester to continue enrollment at ENMU.
What are upper-division hours?
These are classes numbered 300 or higher. You must complete at least 40 upper-division hours. Check your degree plan checklist and the ENMU Undergraduate Catalog to verify the upper-division requirement for your major. Upper-division requirements are listed on your degree plan checklist along with the total number of hours required.
Student Academic Services, Room 214
ENMU Station 29
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
888.ENMU.ADV or 575.562.2338