Completing the Online Degree Application


  • Students are advised to complete a final STAR degree audit and verify with an academic advisor that all requirements are in progress or are met.
  • Log in to myNMSU.  Under the Student Records Tab you will find the Application for Degree (Diploma).  Follow the prompts to submit your application.  Each submission will incur a degree application fee.
  • Applying for a Certificate.  Go to  Select your semester, program and enter all required information.  Select submit.

Students are required to submit their Certificate of Completion and/or Associate Degree online and pay the application fee for each one. This fee ($10 for a certificate; $25 for an associate degree) must be paid before the end of the semester or session in which the candidate anticipates completing degree requirements. These fees may be paid at the DACC Cashiers Office at any of the DACC campuses.

Students who fail to meet the certificate/degree requirements by the date indicated on the Application for Degree (diploma) must reapply and pay fees again. Changes to the applications must be submitted early in the semester to

A late fee of $25 will be added to applications received after last day to apply without a late fee.  Applications for the associate degree can be filed on-line from the students myNMSU.  Certificate applications are available at

Please refer to the following schedule for application deadlines:

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Application period opens April 9, 2020
Last day to apply August 28, 2020
Application deadline with late fee October 1, 2020

Spring 2021 Application Deadline

Application period opens November, 2020
Last day to apply without a $25 late fee January 29, 2021
Application deadline with late fee March, 2021

Degree Applications will not be accepted after the last day to apply.