Getting Started at CNM

Beginning your journey at CNM starts here. Learn the process from application to registration.

Annual Security Report

The Clery Act and the US Department of Education’s regulations require Title IV participating institutions to publish an annual security report (ASR) containing safety and security related policy statements and crime statistics. This report must be distributed to all current students and employees. Institutions must also inform prospective students and employees about the availability of the report, which you will find on the Security webpage.

The application process below is for incoming freshmen, transfer students, and returning students. If you are a Dual Credit, HSE / ESL, International Student, or Visiting Student, your application process will be a little different.

Apply to CNM

Once you determine your student type, fill out an online application.

At the end of the application, take a picture or screen grab of your student ID and username. You’ll need them for the rest of your time at CNM.

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Please email us at if you have any problems or need help completing the application.

Apply to CNM

If you have transcripts from other institutions, submit them to CNM.

If you have questions about the application process, contact us.

Request Information

Set Up Your myCNM Account

You can set up your myCNM account using the ID number assigned to you at the end of the application process. In myCNM you’ll get email, important college news and much more.

Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for financial aid.

Apply for Financial Aid

There are many scholarships available to help pay for classes. View all scholarship opportunities and complete the quick CNM scholarship application.

Financial Aid & Scholarship Services can help you apply for financial aid and scholarships.

New Student Orientation

Complete your New Student Orientation. The orientation will get you started on your college career and help you understand what to expect as a new student.

Bridge to Success Scholarship

All beginning freshmen hoping to receive the Bridge to Success Scholarship must complete their online application and financial aid paperwork by May 1 and sign up to attend an in-person New Student Orientation.

Meet with an Academic Advisor

Meet with an advisor in person, by email, through online chat, or over the phone to pick a program of study and create your academic plan.

Meet with an Advisor

You will need one of the following:

  • A high school diploma with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • PARCC scores of 4 or 5 at grade 11
  • A transcript with college coursework from another institution
  • Accuplacer scores

Accuplacer is a completely free placement test available at all CNM campuses.

Register for Classes

Check the class offerings for the upcoming term in the schedule of classes. When you're ready, register for classes.

Register for Classes

View the Register for Classes tutorial.

If you haven't decided on a degree, browse our programs of study.

Tuition and Payments

Get Ready for Your First Day

Get Ready for Your First Day

Let us help you prepare for your first day at CNM.