All admission, financial aid and records/registration processes for UNM West are handled through the respective departments at UNM Main Campus. However, UNM West staff can assist with general admission, financial aid and/or records/registration inquiries, including paperwork forwarding to UNM Main Campus i.e. transcript/forms forwarding, consortium agreement assistance, enrollment authorizations, etc.
For academic advisement, it is preferred that you call the UNM West front desk to set up an appointment and/or check for advisor availability at (505) 925-8669. Advising at UNM West is offered through appointment hours.
UNM West offers exam proctoring for UNM, UNM Extended University, UNM Distance/Correspondence Education, and other on-line and out-of-state schools.
TESTING HOURS: Tuesday-Friday from 8:30 am-1:00 pm.
Appointment requests are not accepted for Mondays, as the UNM West Testing Center is closed. All exam requests and any questions pertaining to our testing procedures should be directed to Angela Aragon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steps for Scheduling an Exam Proctor Appointment
The COMPASS placement test is now available at UNM West. The COMPASS computer based math placement exam is available for students who have never taken an ACT exam or students who want to challenge their ACT math score. Results with placement recommendations are printed immediately after completion of the test. Additionally, students may take a reading placement and/or a writing placement exam to "place out" of Introductory Studies Reading 100 or English 100. These tests are for placement only, not for course credits. Contact the UNM West front desk at 925-8669 for additional information. Please note that the Mathematics Department uses the most current assessment for placement. Students who place in a lower class will be required to take that class.
Fees: There is a $3.00 fee for taking each COMPASS test. Cash or Check only. Testing fees must be paid at the UNM West front desk. All fees are Non-Refundable. Exact change preferred. Check or cash accepted. If taking all three exams (Math, Reading, Writing) the total amount is $9.
*Hours may vary due to the campus schedule, holiday closures, special events, etc.
The Accessibility Resource Center offers services to UNM self-identified students with disabilities. Students with documented disabling conditions that affect a major life activity are eligible for these services. This includes students with visual, hearing, learning, and mobility disabilities, as well as chronic conditions. The primary duty of the department is to help all qualified students with disabilities gain equal educational access and opportunities throughout the UNM community. Faculty and academic support staff may refer students when they have disclosed pertinent information regarding a specific disability. Those seeking services, call 505-277-3506 or send an e-mail message to email@example.com for details on how to obtain services. The departmental website is http://arc.unm.edu for more information.
The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) department at UNM is run by Veterans for Veterans. The UNM VRC is a centralized resource department, easily accessible and widely available to all veterans; active duty, reserve guard, separated, retired and their dependants who would like to explore the possibility of attending UNM and/or any other State of New Mexico Accredited Higher Educational Institute. The departmental website is http://vrc.unm.edu for more information.
As a UNM student, you are encouraged to utilize the full services of CAPS, the Center for Academic Program Support. As UNM learning assistance center, we help students by offering a variety of both online and in-person tutoring services.
You may submit writing assignments for review by a tutor within 48 hours via the Online Writing Lab. If you have a general question that you need assistance with, ask us through our Submit a Question service. Students can receive instant tutoring from CAPS Tutors online through our Virtual Tutoring Lab. Finally, CAPS contracts with a company called Smarthinking to provide UNM students with 24 hour online tutoring. Click here to visit our website to learn about and access our online services.
CAPS offers UNM students, including students at UNM West, a variety of in-person tutoring options. You can received tutoring on a drop-in basis at Zimmerman Library (3rd floor) or at the Student Support and Services Center near the Pit. We also offer students Individual Appointments at Zimmerman Library.