Transferring to English

How to apply:

  • Submit your application at
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee
  • Send official transcript(s) to UNM Admissions once completed 24 credit hours with at least a "C" average (2.0 on 4.0 GPA scale) in all transferable college work
  • Submit a FAFSA application at and add the UNM school code, 00266

  • Apply for scholarships
If you have additional questions, contact the UNM Office of Admissions at 505.277.8900


Once admitted:

  • Create a NetID at
  • Sign-up and attend an orientation program and meet with your major academic advisor to determine transfer coursework and to plan upcoming semester courses
  • Review transfer coursework through your Lobotrax Degree Audit at


In preparation for transferring to UNM, it is highly recommended to complete the following courses:

General Education:

  • Communication
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Second Language

English Core Courses:

  • English 2240: Introduction to Studies in English (1 Credit)*
  • English 2510: Literary Textual Analysis (3 Credits)
  • English 2610 or 2630: Survey of Pre-1830 Literatures (3 Credits)
  • English 2620 or 2640: Survey of Post-1830 Literatures (3 Credits)

*English 2240 is only offered at the University of New Mexico and is a 1 credit 8-week course whose final goal is to craft a letter of intent for your intended course of study.


To understand transfer credits from other institutions, use UNM's Transfer Equivalency System (TES), click on the "Transfer Equivalencies" link, then search for your school by typing in the name in the search tool.

Department of English Language and Literature
Humanities Building, Second Floor
MSC03 2170
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: (505) 277-6347
Fax: (505) 277-0021