How to Apply for Admission to DACC

Select the tab below that describes your status as an applicant. If this will be your first time attending a college or university, select “First Time.” If you have previously attended another college or university, select “Transfer.” If you were a DACC/NMSU student in the past, but you have not attended classes for at least one semester, select “Returning.” If you are from another country and plan to study on a student visa, select “International.” If you want to take classes at DACC and have no intention of ever applying any of the credits you may earn toward a degree or a certificate, select “Non-Degree.”
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STEPS TO APPLY

First-Time College Students

1st Green E

Fill Out the Application for Admission

Online Application Form

  • Please note that you will be redirected to an external site.
  • Create a PIN number and a Password
  • Be sure to select "Doña Ana" in the section "Campus Where You Plan to Enroll"
  • Pay the $20 application fee. See our Application Fee Payment Options at the bottom of this page.

Paper Application Form

  • Download the PDF document, print it, and fill using with clear type.
  • Missing information only causes delays to your admission.
  • Pay the $20 application fee. See our Application Fee Payment Options at the bottom of this page.

Application Fee Payment Options

  1. Pay using the online application form. You will have the option before you finish the form.
  2. Pay by check or money order payable to New Mexico State University. Include it in your application form. The application form can be delivered by hand at our offices or mail it to the address below.
  3. Pay in person at any of our cashier windows at NMSU or DACC East Mesa Campus. Keep your receipt.
  4. Pay by telephone. Call our cashiers at 575-527-7516. Have your credit card ready.
Send Application and Fee to
Office of Admissions
Doña Ana Community College
2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM  88011-1656
2nd Purple E

Get School Transcripts

Request official High School transcripts or GED test scores and college transcripts (if applicable) from each educational institution attended.  All official transcripts must be mailed directly to DACC Office of Admissions by the records/registrar's office of the issuing institution(s).  

If your college/university is able to send official transcripts electronically, we will accept them through eSCRIP-SAFE as long as your school is a member SENDER.  DACC does not accept transcripts sent or carried in hand by applicants themselves or transmitted by fax.  High School transcripts must show GPA and Date of Graduation. 

DACC requires an English translation of all foreign-language transcripts. 

Please Note: Students who complete their high school diplomas online or through correspondence programs, are eligible for admission to the NMSU system if the schools are regionally accredited or accredited by agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

3rd Orange E

Take the ACCUPLACER Test If Necessary

Make arrangements to take the ACCUPLACER Assessment by contacting the DACC Student Resources Testing Center at 575-527-7569 or send an e-mail to admissions@dacc.nmsu.edu. There is no cost for the first assessment and ACCUPLACER study guides are available.

ACT/SAT scores that are less than 2 years old may be accepted in lieu of the COMPASS assessment and it is not required for you to take the assessment.

If you wish to request your scores to be sent to DACC Admissions, our school codes are ACT (2651) and SAT (6296).

4th Blue E

Set Up Your MyNMSU Account, Get an Aggie ID, and Attend Freshman Orientation

Now that you have been admitted to DACC, what are the next steps? First you will need to activate your student account by visiting MyNMSU.  You will need your AGGIE ID# (800-**-****) which is located on your acceptance letter and your date of birth to establish your student account. Obtain your Aggie ID by visiting NMSU ID Card Services, located at Corbett Center Student Union. Once you have completed the process, click here for the next 10 steps to enrollment.

Attend a Mandatory Freshman Year Orientation (NOTE: By clicking on this link, you will be directed to an external NMSU page.)

5th Red E

Talk to an Academic Advisor and Register

Make an appointment for a consultation with your program advisor. Click on one of the three links below to find the advisor for your program. Contact information is included. Programs are listed alphabetically:

Programs A – D          Programs E – H          Programs L – W

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STEPS TO APPLY

Transfer Students

1st Green E

Fill Out the Application Form

Online Application Form

  • Please note that you will be redirected to an external site.
  • Create a PIN number and a Password
  • Be sure to select "Doña Ana" in the section "Campus Where You Plan to Enroll"
  • Pay the $20 application fee. See our Application Fee Payment Options at the bottom of this page.

Paper Application

  • Download the PDF document, print it, and fill using with clear type.
  • Missing information only causes delays to your admission.
  • Pay the $20 application fee. See our Application Fee Payment Options at the bottom of this page.

Application Fee Payment Options

  1. Pay using the online application form. You will have the option before you finish the form.
  2. Pay by check or money order payable to New Mexico State University. Include it in your application form. The application form can be delivered by hand at our offices or mail it to the address below.
  3. Pay in person at any of our cashier windows at NMSU or DACC East Mesa Campus. Keep your receipt.
  4. Pay by telephone. Call our cashiers at 575-527-7516. Have your credit card ready.
Send Application and Fee to
Office of Admissions
Doña Ana Community College
2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM  88011-1656
2nd Purple E

Get School Transcripts

Request official High School transcripts or GED test scores and college transcripts (if applicable) from each educational institution attended.  All official transcripts must be mailed directly to DACC Office of Admissions by the records/registrar's office of the issuing institution(s).  

If your college/university is able to send official transcripts electronically, we will accept them through eSCRIP-SAFE as long as your school is a member SENDER.  DACC does not accept transcripts sent or carried in hand by applicants themselves or transmitted by fax.  High School transcripts must show GPA and Date of Graduation. 

DACC requires an English translation of all foreign-language transcripts. 

Please Note: Students who complete their high school diplomas online or through correspondence programs, are eligible for admission to the NMSU system if the schools are regionally accredited or accredited by agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

3rd Penultimate

Take the ACCUPLACER Test If Necessary

Make arrangements to take the ACCUPLACER Assessment by contacting the DACC Student Resources Testing Center at 575-527-7569 or send an e-mail to admissions@dacc.nmsu.edu. There is no cost for the first assessment and ACCUPLACER study guides are available HERE.

ACT/SAT scores that are less than 2 years old may be accepted in lieu of the ACCUPLACER assessment and it is not required for you to take the assessment.

If you wish to request your scores to be sent to DACC Admissions, our school codes are ACT (2651) and SAT (6296).

4th Ultimate

Get an Aggie ID and Talk to an Advisor

Now that you have been admitted to DACC, you will need to activate your student account. Visit MyNMSU and provide your date of birth and AGGIE ID# (800-**-****), which you will find on your acceptance letter.

Next, make an appointment to consult with your program advisor. Click on one of the three links below to find the advisor for your program. Contact information is included. Programs are listed alphabetically:

Programs A – D            Programs E – H            Programs L – W

Congratulations!  You are now a DACC student. Get ready to enroll by clicking here to learn more about the enrollment process.

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STEPS TO APPLY

Returning Students

1st Antepenultimate

Fill Out the Application Form

Online Application Form

  • Please note that you will be redirected to an external site.
  • Create a PIN number and a Password
  • Be sure to select "Doña Ana" in the section "Campus Where You Plan to Enroll"

Paper Application

  • Download the PDF document, print it, and fill using with clear type.
  • Missing information only causes delays to your admission.
2nd Penultimate

Get School Transcripts

If you have attended another institution(s) since you last attended DACC, official college transcript(s) must be mailed directly to DACC Office of Admissions by the records/registrar's office of the issuing institution(s).  

If your college/university is able to send official transcripts electronically, we will accept them through eSCRIP-SAFE as long as your school is a member SENDER.  DACC does not accept transcripts sent or carried in hand by applicants themselves or transmitted by fax.

DACC requires an English translation of all foreign-language transcripts.

3rd Ultimate

Re-establish Your MyNMSU Account and Register

Now that you have been readmitted to DACC, you will need to reactivate your student account. Visit MyNMSU and provide your date of birth and AGGIE ID# (800-**-****), which you will find on your acceptance letter.

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STEPS TO APPLY

International Students

1st Penultimate

Fill Out the Application Form

Online Application Form

  • Please note that you will be redirected to an external site.
  • Create a PIN number and a Password
  • Be sure to select "Doña Ana" in the section "Campus Where You Plan to Enroll"
  • Pay the $20 application fee. See our Application Fee Payment Options at the bottom of this page.

Paper Application

  • Download the PDF document, print it, and fill using with clear type.
  • Missing information only causes delays to your admission.
  • Pay the $20 application fee. See our Application Fee Payment Options at the bottom of this page.
2nd Ultimate

Consult NMSU International Student Services

International students who will be attending college on any type of student visa must apply through International Student Services at New Mexico State University. If you are unsure of your classification, please meet with a DACC admissions advisor.

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STEPS TO APPLY

Non-Degree-Seeking Students

1st Penultimate

Understand What You May Be Forfeiting

IMPORTANT: Students enrolling under non-degree status are ineligible for financial aid, student employment, veterans benefits, and participation in intercollegiate athletics and student government. Furthermore, courses taken while one is enrolled under non-degree status may not be used to meet NMSU requirements for regular admission. Non-degree admission is designed to meet the needs of mature, part-time students who do not wish to pursue a degree.

Other Considerations

Transcripts from previous institutions (including high school) and/or results of college entrance exams may be required to assure readiness for university-level courses.

Non-degree students are subject to the same regulations as regular students. They may not transfer more than 30 credits that were taken while in this status to any degree program.

Admission requirements include a non-degree application and a nonrefundable $20 application fee.

2nd Ultimate

Fill Out and Submit the Application Form

Online Application Form

  • Please note that you will be redirected to an external site.
  • Create a PIN number and a Password
  • Be sure to select "Doña Ana" in the section "Campus Where You Plan to Enroll"
  • Pay the $20 application fee. See our Application Fee Payment Options at the bottom of this page.

Paper Application

  • Download the PDF document, print it, and fill using with clear type.
  • Missing information only causes delays to your admission.
  • Pay the $20 application fee. See our Application Fee Payment Options at the bottom of this page.

Application Fee Payment Options

  1. Pay using the online application form. You will have the option before you finish the form.
  2. Pay by check or money order payable to New Mexico State University. Include it in your application form. The application form can be delivered by hand at our offices or mail it to the address below.
  3. Pay in person at any of our cashier windows at NMSU or DACC East Mesa Campus. Keep your receipt.
  4. Pay by telephone. Call our cashiers at 575-527-7516. Have your credit card ready.
Send Application and Fee to
Office of Admissions
Doña Ana Community College
2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM  88011-1656

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