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New Mexico State University
Office of the Registrar

Application for Degree (Diploma)

The Application for Degree (Diploma) must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by the deadline dates listed below. The degree application is available at It is in your best interest to have a final degree check from your college before you apply.

Changes to any application must be submitted, in writing, to the Registrar's Office during the semester you plan to graduate and by the date indicated below.  Name changes will not be generated using this application and will only be processed for currently enrolled students by the Registrar's Office.

Information regarding commencement will be mailed mid semester to your current address.  Students who fail to meet graduation requirements by the date indicated on the Application for Degree (Diploma) must reapply and pay fees again.

The cost to submit a degree application for the is $25 for Associate (2 years) and Bachelorís degree; $35 for Graduate degrees. A late fee of $25 will be added to applications received after last day to apply without a late fee.

No applications will be accepted after the last day to apply with a late fee.

Application for Degree Deadline dates


Semester First Day to Apply Last day to apply without a late fee Late fee begins Last day to apply
Spring 2014 November 7, 2013 January 24, 2014 January 25, 2014 March 3, 2014
Summer 2014 April 10, 2014 July 7, 2014 N/A July 7, 2014
Fall 2014 April 10, 2014 August 29, 2014 August 30, 2014 October 1, 2014
Spring 2015 November 13, 2014 January 23, 2015 January 24, 2015 March 3, 2015

Information regarding commencement can be found on our web site at


Diplomas will be mailed to the address indicated on the degree application approximately eight weeks after grades have been processed by the Registrar's Office.  Any address change must be received, in writing, by the Registrar's Office before the end of the semester.  If there is a question concerning your diploma, contact the Registrar's Office at 575-646-4796 or via e-mail at