Center for Academic Advising and Student Support

 How do I set up an appointment with my advisor?

Students now have the option to schedule their academic advising appointment online in addition to calling (575-646-2941) or coming in-person (Garcia Center 129). Go to Find Your Advisor/Book An Appointment to select your appointment time. Book your appointment today! Unless due to special circumstances, it is best to make your advising appointment with your assigned academic advisor who specializes in your major.

Phone Appointments: Academic Advising appointments are available for online and distance education students via scheduled phone appointments. Non-distance education students do have the option to set up phone appointments under special circumstances. For questions, call 575-646-2941.

Canceling/Rescheduling My Appointment: Advising appointment space is limited so not showing up for your appointment takes a space away from another student. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please use the cancellation link in your appointment confirmation email or call the CAASS front desk at least one hour in advance.

CAASS Mission

The Center for Academic Advising and Student Support (CAASS) teaches undergraduate students how to define and achieve their academic, personal, and career goals for college. CAASS collaborates with partners across the NMSU system and beyond to proactively connect with students at strategic points throughout their college careers to support student retention and persistence.

 Who is required to meet with an advisor?

We encourage all students to meet with an academic advisor at least once a semester to stay on track toward completely their academic, career, and personal goals for attending NMSU. Advising holds are put in place to ensure that you have an opportunity to meet with an advisor to make the most educated decisions about your upcoming semester and long term degree planning. All new and second semester freshmen and transfer students, undecided or exploratory students, student athletes, “Pre” majors (e.g. pre-nursing, pre-social work), students with less than a 2.5, and students whose GPA is less than required for their designated major requirements will have academic advising holds.

How do I check if I have an advising hold?

Students can review all holds placed on their account via their account. Using Quick links you can click Student Records and then View Holds. Pay close attention to all the information provided such as Hold Type (advising, university accounts receivable), Reason (why you have the hold), Originator (who placed the hold and who you should contacted to complete the necessary steps to having it removed), ) and Process Effected (registration, transcripts).

For Summer and Fall 2019 students may see two types of advising/mentoring holds. 1) a CAASS Advising hold. Students should come to Garcia Center or call 575-646-2941 to make an advising appointment with their assigned advisor. 2) a DM or Departmental Mentoring hold. Students should contact the number listed with the hold to set up an appointment with your department. Students will not have both a CAASS and Departmental Mentoring hold. Both holds prevent registration until the student has met with their advisor or department (depending on your hold type) and only then will a hold be removed. You are encouraged to meet with your advisor or department as soon as possible to discuss Summer and Fall 2019 advising.

Remember, having a hold from University Accounts Receivable does not prevent you from meeting with your advisor.

How do I find out who my CAASS advisor is?

Under Getting Started you will see the Find Your Advisor button. Under Look Up Your Advisor please enter your Aggie ID number and you will be provided the name of your assigned academic advisor. Please come to Garcia Center room 129 or call 575-646-2941 to set up an advising appointment.

When can I register for Spring 2020 classes?

You can review your registration date at Registration Schedule by Classification. To plan the most ideal schedule possible it is important to try and register on, or as close to, your registration date as possible. Plan to meet with your advisor prior to registration.

Events - Fall 2019Deadlines - Fall 2019
EXAM WEEK Monday – Friday, December 9 – 13
First Day of Classes August 21
Last Day of Classes December 13
Commencement December 14
Final Grades Available December 18

Degree Application Deadline

Application period opens April 4
Last day to apply without $25 late fee August 30
Application deadline with $25 late fee October 1

Contact Information

 Garcia Center
Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM-6:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM