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CHSS Student Success Newsletter February 2019

Welcome to the February issue of the REACH Student Success newsletter!

The Quickest Way to Graduation: #15toFinish

School Year’s Resolutions

It’s a brand-new year and a brand-new term. How will you set yourself up for success in 2019? CNM has a number of resources to help you do well in your spring classes and beyond. The Centers for Education (ACE) offers face-to-face and online tutoring in English, math, and science as well as work space on multiple CNM campuses. Each CNM school has achievement coaches for help setting personal and academic goals. Also consider building relationships with your instructors by dropping into office hours. Here’s to a great term!

The Quickest Way to Graduation: #15toFinish

Twelve hours a term might be full-time, but 15 credits a term (or 30 per calendar year) is “on time” for finishing your degree. How can you get your #15toFinish? Adding a 12-week or late-start class, an intersession, or summer classes are great ways to get ahead on your degree. Use DegreeWorks (in the “Graduation” tab in MyCNM) to research your program requirements and meet with your School Advisor, Erin Radcliffe, to plan your #15toFinish. Summer registration starts 2/25, and registration for late-start classes is going on till 2/3!


Hack Your Degree

Did you know CNM accepts many CLEP exams for credit? CLEP exams are administered through CNM’s Assessment Center and can be used to meet many degree requirements. Click here to learn more about CLEP exams and credit, as well as cost. The Web site Modernstates.org may be able to help you with study guides and test fee vouchers for CLEP!


Many CNM textbooks are on reserve at the CNM library and can be checked out for three hours at a time with your CNM ID. Check out which courses the CNM library has on reserve here.


Food Resources for Students

One in three college students experiences food insecurity. The Dean of Students office and Phi Theta Kappa will host two mobile food pantries this term: on 2/23 and 3/23. Students should bring their spring schedule, a CNM ID, and bags or boxes for food. Distribution is at 9:00 in the south lot of Smith Brasher; email ptk@cnm.edu for more information. Community resources for help with food can be found on our Community Resources page.

Save the Date: CHSS Events, Dates and Deadlines

Save the Date: CHSS Events, Dates and Deadlines

February 4th - Twelve-week classes begin
February 25th - Summer registration for continuing students opens
March 15th - Spring graduation applications due
March 29th - Last day to drop classes with a W or change grade mode
May 4th - Spring Commencement cremony

Ruby Encinas

From Your School Achievement Coach

Hi my name is Ruby Enciñias. I am the Achievement Coach for the School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences. I work with students on setting and completing goals, repairing their academic standing, course repeat requests, and helping students face an academic or life challenge that is impeding their academic success. To schedule an appointment please email me at rubye@cnm.edu.

Ruby Encinias
Achievement Coach
SSC 204, Main Campus

Erin Radcliffe

From Your School Advisor

My name is Erin Radcliffe. I help students plan their programs of study and transfer to four-year institutions. Please set up an appointment to meet with me to talk about your degree and transfer. Have a great term!

Erin Radcliffe
School Advisor
SSC 204, Main Campus,
Spring Walk-In Advisement Hours:
Wednesdays, 1:00-4:30.
To set up an appointment, call 224-3588

Central New Mexico Community College

Central New Mexico Community College

900 University Blvd. SE


Call us: 505-224-3000

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