Academic Advising

Abel Lujan
Academic Advisor

Leah Wagner
Academic Advisor

Karla Castanon
Academic Advisor
(575) 492-2546

Kelly Rueda

Cyndi Stephenson
(575) 492-2574


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Discover Day 2023

Discover Your Future: Join us for NMJC's Discover Day in the Caster Activity Center on March 24th from 9 AM to 1 PM and explore the endless possibilities of our programs! This event is open to High School Juniors and Seniors or anyone attending this Fall. To register for the event sign up here.


Academic advising is important to student success!  All students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor prior to registration.
Enrollment services at New Mexico Junior College offers academic advising for new students.  Continuing students are assigned to advisors based on major area of study or participation in specific programs.
Students should meet with their advisor to discuss academic and career goals.  As part of the advising process, the advisor will develop a degree or certificate plan for the student.  Following the plan helps ensure that a student stays on track for graduation.

to Schedule an advising appointment
Please call

the nmjc helpdesk at 575-492-2577 
or email

If you need assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) please email

Advising Resources:

Students and prospective students are encouraged to talk with a counselor/advisor to explore career options.  Students can also utilize Career Coach to start the process of exploring career choices.
Other career exploration tools are listed below:
  • Career One Stop - toolkit to explore careers, locate training, assess skills, find job, wage, industry, and state and local labor market information.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - gives detailed descriptions of specific occupations, earnings, required training, and expected outlooks for occupations.
GPA is short for Grade Point Average.  The GPA on the NMJC transcript is the average of all points earned for all the class hours completed at NMJC.  The NMJC GPA does not include transfer work.  A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation.
Types of GPA
  • Current Term (Semester) GPA - The GPA earned only for the courses taken in a specific term/semester
  • Cumulative GPA - The GPA for all of the courses taken at NMJC
Find your NMJC GPA in Self-Service Banner in the TBird Web Portal  - Find My GPA
Calculate your NMJC GPA for a set of specific classes (like nursing prerequisites) or for predicting a future GPA - Calculate My GPA

Transfer Advising - Information to help you choose classes at NMJC for transferring into your intended major at specific universities.

Once you have chosen a degree or certificate program and have registered for your first semester, you will be assigned an advisor if you are in the following programs; Nursing, Automotive, Cosmetology/Barbering, Student Support Services, Animal Science, and Athletics. All other students will visit the counseling office.