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Academic Support

Confidential, trained academic support for UNM’s undocumented community is provided by El Centro.

Academic Guidance and Advocacy

At El Centro, a Student Program Specialist will help guide you through your academic career starting from the admissions process to graduation and beyond. Please make sure to schedule an appointment with them at (505) 277-5020.


Helpful tips when Applying to UNM:

  • Please be sure to check “I do not have a SSN” on the UNM application if you do not have one, do not try to use an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or false SSN.

  • If you are a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) you may use your Social Security Number (SSN) but you may receive a request for a copy of your SSN and Employed Authorization Document (EAD).

  • Student Programs Specialist at El Centro will help students who are applying to UNM in completing required documents, for example: writing a letter explaining your status to UNM in case you have included incorrect information or did not include a SSN in the application.

  • For more information about UNM admission call (505) 277-8900 to speak to them directly.