Center for Academic Advising and Student Support

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 Spring 2018 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 2018 and Fall 2018 advising.

Remember, having a hold from University Accounts Receivable does not prevent you from meeting with your advisor. Set up your appointment today!

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 Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 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.

How do I set up an appointment with my advisor?

The best way to set up an appointment with your academic advisor is come to Garcia Center room 129 or to call the CAASS front desk 575-646-2941. Our staff will help you set up an advising appointment and let you know what you need to do to prepare to see your advisor.

EXAM WEEK Monday – Friday, May 7 – 11
First Day of Classes Wednesday, January 17
Last Day of Classes Friday, May 11
Commencement Saturday, May 12
Final Grades Available Wednesday, May 16

Spring 2018 Degree Application Deadline

Application period opens November 9, 2017
Last day to apply without $25 late fee January 26, 2018
Application deadline with $25 late fee March 2, 2018

Contact Information

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