Private post-secondary institutions that provide educational services in the State of New Mexico are subject to either the New Mexico Post-Secondary Educational Institution Act (Section 21-23-1 et seq. NMSA 1978) or the Interstate Distance Education Act (Section 21-23B-1 et seq. NMSA 1978) and can use this site to apply for State Authorization or submit other required applications to comply with State regulations. Students may request transcripts of closed schools where the New Mexico Higher Education Department is the designated custodian of records or may file complaints against any post-secondary institution that provides educational services in our State.

Renewal and first-time applications for Institutions seeking State Authorization or Exemption Status: 

      Online Applications:

      Latest adopted rules: 

  • 5.99.1 NMAC The Interstate Distance Education Act
  • 5.99.2 NMAC Closure of a Distance Education Institution
  • 5.100.5 NMAC Exemption under the Post-Secondary Educational Institution Act
  • 5.100.6 NMAC Registration under the Post-Secondary Educational Institution Act
  • 5.100.7 NMAC Licensure under the Post-Secondary Educational Institution Act
  • 5.100.8 NMAC Closure or Substantial Change under the Act

      Surety Bond Templates:

      Fee Schedules: 

Annual Application for out-of-State institutions whose designated agents recruit New Mexico students:

Applications for substantial institutional changes:  

Pursuant to New Mexico State regulations, the New Mexico Higher Education Department shall assess an administrative fee associated with substantial institutional changes in either location, ownership, organizational structure, programs, or name of institution. 

Annual reporting for state authorized institutions for Academic Year 2019 (August 1 2018 to July 31 2019): 

Students may request transcripts of closed schools:

For closed schools that had a physical presence in New Mexico and the Higher Education Department of New Mexico is the designated custodian of records, students can request transcripts from the New Mexico Higher Education Department. It will take up to 10 business days to process your request once payment has been received.

 Students complaints against Institutions:

 Students or other parties with complaints or grievances against an institution should first seek to resolve their complaint or grievance directly with the institution in accordance with the institution's complaint or grievance policy. If a student or any other party is not satisfied with an institution's resolution, a complaint may be submitted to the Department in writing on the following form:   

 

 

 


 

  

 


 

  

 


 

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 
































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