Catalog - Student Affairs Information

Student Affairs

Schedule of Classes and Registration

Detailed registration procedures and important information relating to each semester/ session at UNM-Taos are published before each semester or session in the UNM-Taos Class Schedule and Enrollment Guide. Also included in the class schedule are tuition and fee payment information; a list of course offerings, dates, times, locations, and faculty; advisement information; and a semester/session calendar. The schedule of classes is available at all UNM-Taos sites as well as a variety of locations within the Taos community. Schedule is also available online at or  

Class Cancellation

UNM-Taos reserves the right to cancel any course subject due to budgetary requirements, enrollment figures, or availability of instructors. Decisions regarding the cancellation of specific classes will be made at the close of each registration period. Because the major determining factor for cancellations is enrollment, it is most important that students register during the scheduled registration period. 

Transcript Requests

There is a $10.00 fee for each official transcript to be sent to other collegiate institutions, state departments of education, employers, or prospective employers. There is no fee for unofficial transcripts. Transcripts of record may not be issued until all financial obligations to the University have been satisfied.

1). Transcripts will not be issued if any financial obligations are due to the University. For more information, contact the Bursar's Office at 505-277-5363.

2). There is a $10.00 fee for each official transcript requested.

3). Transcripts are normally sent out in 3-5 working days. However, during and after final exams there will be some additional delay due to volume.

4). Transcripts to be picked up by the student will be held for no longer than 60 days. Picture Identification will be required to pick up transcripts.

5). All requests must be authorized by the student's signature in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Requests by persons other than the student will not be honored without the student's written permission.

6). Official copies of work transferred to the University of New Mexico must be requested directly from the institution where the work was completed.


Tutoring Program

Students seeking help with their studies and course work can take advantage of UNM-Taos's supplemental instruction services. Tutors are available to assist students with exam preparation, homework, math science, computer studies, and to help improve English, mathematics, and reading skills. Our services are free to UNM-Taos students. Students can be referred for tutoring by their instructor or voluntarily enter the program by contacting the Coordinator. To improve study skills and learning strategies, all students are encouraged to attend the hour-long mini workshops offered throughout the semester. For more information on course tutorials, workshops and learning resources contact the Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) at (575) 737-3695.

UNM Resources for Substance Abuse Problems - Located at Main Campus in


Campus Resources for Faculty and Staff:

If you are concerned about your own, an employee's or a colleague's alcohol or drug use, contact the Counseling Assistance and Referral Services (CARS) program. The intent of CARS is not to intrude into the private lives of University employees, but rather to provide services for those who choose to request help with their problems. Your contact with CARS is confidential within the limits of applicable law and ethical guidelines. 

Individual assessments, short-term counseling, consultation and referrals are available. CAR (Counseling Assistance and Referral Service) Main Campus (505) 277-6868.


UNM Resources for Students:

If you are concerned about a student's alcohol or other drug use contact the Student Health Center's Student Assistance Program for consultation. Individual assessments, counseling, group therapy, and referrals are available 

Student Health Center

Student Assistance Program (505) 277-1899

Student Health Education Program (505) 277-7947

Student Mental Health Center (505) 277-4537

Other Campus & Community Resources:

AGORA Crisis Center (505) 277-7855

ASAP Program

(Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention Prog.) (505) 277-5532

National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse

(AA, ACOA, Al-Anon, Women for Sobriety, etc.) (505) 256-8300

Suicide Crisis Emergency Telephone (505) 265-7557

UNM Mental Health Center (505) 843-2800

Crisis Unit (505) 843-2800

Center for Alcoholism, Substance Abuse & Addictions (505) 768-0100

ADA Compliance and Reasonable Accommodation

The University of New Mexico is committed to the recognition and the proactive pursuit of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The University makes reasonable accommodation to the religious observances/national origin practices of a student, an employee or prospective employee, and to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified student, employee, applicant or program user with a disability, unless such accommodations have the end result of fundamentally altering a program or service or placing an undue hardship on the operation of the University. Qualified students, employees or program users with disabilities should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity or Accessibility Services for information regarding accommodations in the academic and/or employment setting. To comply with the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, UNM provides the information in this publication in alternative formats. If you have a special need and require an auxiliary aide and/or service, please contact the Department of Student Affairs at (575) 737-6200 or El Pueblo Hall East at 1157 County Road 110, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico 87557.

College Readiness Program

The College Readiness Program is designed to serve students by helping to strengthen their academic competencies as well as helping to ensure their successful transition into college-level degree and certificate programs. The program offers course placement evaluation for students and credit introductory studies courses to help students enter college at the most appropriate level. Both the Tutoring Program and the Learning Resources Center work in conjunction with College Readiness faculty members to provide educational opportunities and academic strategies for student success. 

Testing, Assessment, and Placement

Students must be assessed for appropriate placement prior to enrolling in any of the following courses: Math 099, Math 100, Math 120, Math 121, Math 123, Stat 145, Math 150, Math 162, ISE 098, ISE 099, ISR 100, Engl 100, Engl 101, or Engl 102. Students will be assessed based on UNM-Taos placement exam scores, ACT/SAT scores, CLEP/

CEEB scores, and /or prior college prerequisite course work that is fewer than three years old. Students are strongly encouraged to take the UNM-Taos placement exams to confirm proper placement, even when other assessment scores are available. For placement testing information, call The Center for Academic Success and Achievement at 737-3695.