International Students

Join Our Aggie Community From Anywhere in the World

International students are an essential and valuable part of our global online community. That’s why NMSU Global Campus ensures you enjoy all the rights, privileges, and protections of domestic students, no matter where you live.

In addition to the career-relevant skills and expert faculty that every NMSU student has access to, you’ll enjoy added benefits by earning your degree online. NMSU Global Campus offers a faster path to graduation than in-person learning, along with the flexibility to fit classes into your busy schedule. The online path is also more affordable and requires fewer steps for admission.

Traditional Cost Per Credit for Non-Resident Undergraduates at NMSU (after tuition and fees, when enrolled in 6-14 credits): $1032.96

Flat-Rate Cost Per Credit at NMSU Global Campus:
Undergraduate: $395.40
Graduate: $444.40

Admission Requirements

If you’re transferring credits from a university outside the United States, you must include a Foreign Credential Evaluation (FCE) report. This is required for transcripts from each foreign university you attended, and the report must be completed from a member institution of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), such as WES. While NMSU Global Campus does not endorse any particular service, our ISSS team has received positive feedback from international students about the resources SpanTran provides.

Depending on your country of citizenship, you may need to pass an English-proficiency exam, such as the TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Test), or Duolingo English Test.

If you take the TOEFL, you must receive a minimum score of 520 (paper-based) or 68 (internet-based).

If you take the IELTS, you must receive a 6.0.

If you take the Duolingo English Test, you must receive a 95.

A waiver of the exam requirement may be considered for students who:

  1. Are native English speakers
  2. Scored at least 70% in English with the International Baccalaureate
  3. Completed high school in the U.S. (after two full years) and scored in the 75th percentile in English on the ACT
  4. Transferred from a community college or university in the U.S. with a minimum of 30 semester credits (or 45 quarter credits) with a GPA of 2.0 or better in classes that require strong English skills

While NMSU Global Campus reserves the right to require any prospective student to pass an English-proficiency exam if it seems necessary, students from the following countries will be exempt from providing an exam score for admission:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Barbuda
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • Caicos Islands
  • Cameroon (Anglophone)
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Cayman Islands
  • Christmas Islands
  • Cook Island
  • Dominica
  • England
  • Eritrea
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grand Cayman Islands
  • Grenada, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines
  • Guernsey
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Jersey
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati Islands
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Montserrat
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norfolk Island
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Scotland
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • St. Christopher
  • St. Helena
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tristan da Cunha Island
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • Virgin Islands
  • Wales
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

English Language Placement Test

Completing basic English courses at other U.S. institutions does not automatically satisfy the ENGL 1110M requirement. Equivalencies are determined by the University Student Records Office, who may refer exceptional cases to the English Department in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

If there’s a large discrepancy between your ELPT score and your TOEFL/IELTS scores, we’ll determine your placement by the ELPT. Please note that some degree programs require additional English classes.