Correspondence courses offer students a flexible, convenient alternative to earn college credit for those who cannot attend regular classes. In addition, they provide an opportunity for all UNM students located anywhere to add to their credit hours in their degree programs. Lower and upper division courses spanning a wide range of disciplines are available for registration. Many degrees allow, with some restrictions, up to 30 credit hours of correspondence courses to be applied toward graduation.
Phone: 505-277-1604 or
Toll Free: 1-877-567-9089
Students should always seek advisement from their degree or college advisor. Permission for overloads (registering for more than 18 credit hours for the fall/spring semesters and 9 credit hours for the summer term) and / or permission for prerequisite overrides are necessary.
Correspondence courses follow the same policies and practices of any other kind of course offering at UNM. The following lists important exceptions:
There are two completion deadlines and each is dependent on how payment is made for a course.
Regardless of residency status, students enrolling in Correspondence Courses will be charged at the New Mexico Resident Undergraduate rate. Tuition rates are available at http://www.unm.edu/%7ebursar/tuitionrates.html.
Please note, however, that (1) tuition for these courses is calculated separately and added to any Main or Branch Campus tuition, and (2) all hours are assessed at the per hour rate, meaning there is no full-time flat tuition. Tuition is billed to the student account when the course is added to the student schedule, and a $20.00 course fee is applied to each course registration.
Students currently admitted to UNM are eligible to register for Correspondence Courses through the Correspondence Office during specified registration periods. Students not currently admitted must apply either for readmission or non-degree admission.
Once the admissions process is complete and registration eligibility occurs, a student may complete the Registration for Correspondence Course Form, found on the correspondence website.
Please note: Correspondence Course sections are restricted and the courses cannot be added by the student through Lobo Web. Start dates vary and are assigned through the Correspondence Office.
All course registrations are added to the student class schedule at the Correspondence Office.
Please visit correspondence.unm.edu for complete instructions and all the forms and information you will need to register for a correspondence course.