Dual Credit Checklist

Welcome to the program!  Ready to get started?

Here are your next steps once you are admitted as a new dual credit student:

Dual Credit Orientation:

Set up your myNMSU Account:

  • Follow the link myNMSU to create your myNMSU account. To set up your account, you will need to know your Aggie ID number or social security number and date of birth. This is your own personal access to your class schedule, grades, email, and a direct route to CANVAS – the online learning system. If you encounter problems, call the ICT Help Desk at 646-1840 or email them at: help@nmsu.edu for assistance.
  • New students to the Dual Credit Program will be required to complete an online New Student Orientation through Canvas.
Set up your NMSU Email:
  • Find the EMAIL icon on your myNMSU Dashboard. This is the link to your NMSU email and will be your official means of communication for the DACC Dual Credit Program. Follow the link and set up your NMSU email account now!
Make sure you have access to Canvas – NMSU’s Online Learning System:
  • Find the Canvas – LEARN icon on your myNMSU Dashboard or visit learn.nmsu.edu Here you will have access to course information, assignments and grades for some courses, and more.  Be sure to check out the Canvas Student Orientation, Canvas Student Resources, and the Student FAQS on the Canvas home page.
Get your DACC/NMSU Aggie ID Card:
  • Visit NMSU ID Card Services to get your Aggie Student ID Card. This office is located at the NMSU Barnes and Noble, second floor (1400 E. University Ave. Las Cruces, NM 88001). You will need your Aggie ID on hand to obtain your textbooks and parking permit. An online photo submission option is available – please visit NMSU ID Card for more information.
Get your Parking Permit:
  • Parking on Espina campus? If so, you may need to purchase a parking permit. Please visit the DACC Cashier’s Office located at the East Mesa Campus, DASR Bldg, or call 575-527-7516.  You can also visit the NMSU Parking Department, located at the NMSU Barnes and Noble, second floor (1400 E University Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001). The office is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 646-1839 or buy online at Parking Permit

*No parking permit is required after 4:30 pm at the Espina campus or at any time at East Mesa. Gadsden, Sunland Park, or Chaparral campus locations.


  • Textbooks and online course materials are available to students electronically through Canvas on the first day of class. Click here for more about the Books4Less program.
  • Most dual credit students are not responsible for paying for textbooks/course materials. The public school district the student attends is responsible for this cost.
  • Homeschooled and private school students will be responsible for textbook fees.

Campus Resources: As a new DACC student, you are encouraged to take advantage of the many on-campus services available to you, such as the DACC Academic Readiness Center (ARC) - Tutoring or the DACC Library and computer labs at our campuses.  For more information, visit  ARC Tutoring Services Home