New Mexico Junior College


Academic Advising

Abel Lujan
Academic Advisor

Celeste Martinez
Academic Advisor

Kelly Rueda


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Please call the helpdesk at 575-492-2577


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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 most 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.

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
Consider enrolling in FYEX 1120 - College Success.  Topics covered in  College Success include:  time managment, memory techniques, active reading skills, note-taking systems, test-taking skills, and critical thinking.
Study Skills Links
  • NMJC's Academic Success Center - Home to NMJC's free tutoring service
  • The Khan Academy - Online tools to educate students in a wide variety of subjects, including Math & Science, Arts & Humanities, Economics & Finance, and Test Preparation
  • How to Study - Collection of web sites with general study information and tips for studying and writing for specific disciplines                                              
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.