General Information

Looking for an advisor?

Check here for  information, and dates for Fall 2017 Registration.  Your advisor should contact you with information on how to sign up for an advising appointment.
Classes for Fall 2017 are already published online.  You can access those classes here: or by going through MyNMSU and the Course Lookup system.
You can find the Student Registration Guide, including dates you can enroll here:

If you are a freshmen or G-CMI student, you will need to be advised by Kelley S. Hestir in the Advising Center.  You may make an appointment with Kelley by calling the Advising Center at 575-646-2941.  

For Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, please see the advising assignments below:

For students who have been accepted into the Animation & Visual Effects major:

Lower Division 2-D Path students- Amy Lanasa (

Upper Division 2-D Path students- Eddie Bakshi (

Lower Division 3-D/VFX Path students- Derek Chase (

Upper Division 3-D/VFX Path students- Derek Fisher (

For Students who have been accepted into the Digital Filmmaking major:

Aguirre – Doctor: Mitch Fowler (

Donohue – Jordon: Ilana Lapid (

Kirk – Mycroft: Ross Marks (

Nevarez – Schmidt:: Sherwin Lau (

Scott – Youngblood: Rajeev Nirmalakhandan (


Arts & Sciences Advising Center

Kelley S. Hestir, First Year Retention Academic Advisor, offers academic advising and class schedule selection for first year students in these majors: CMI (ANVE and DFM). or 575-646-5017. Breland Hall 152

The Advising Center is located in Breland Hall Room 152 and open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may call the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center at 575-646-2941 or email at

Academic advisors assist students as they become self-directed learners by teaching them to develop educational plans directed toward their academic, career, and personal aspirations.

Your academic advisor will help you:
• Choose a major
• Learn about degree programs and meet graduation requirements
• Select, add, and drop courses
• Understand NMSU policies, procedures, and deadlines
• Connect to resources that promote success in and out of the classroom.

Students can expect their advisor will:
1. Be available to listen to their concerns and questions and maintain confidentiality.
2. Correctly interpret degree and major requirements.
3. Provide accurate information about University regulations, policies, and procedures.
4. Provide guidance in their choice of classes and their career plan.
5. Be willing to listen to their concerns and to convey a sense of understanding.
6. Refer students to appropriate campus resources as necessary.
7. Assist students in monitoring their degree progress and in keeping academic records accurate.

Students are expected to:

• Know the degree requirements of the university, the college, and their major.
• Be familiar with the university academic regulations as listed in the Undergraduate Catalog and the Student Handbook.
• Consult with their advisors each semester about their degree and notify the Dean’s Office or Department of any discrepancy noted between records.
• Follow registration procedures.
• Be familiar with the Academic calendar for such information as drop-add deadlines, registration dates, and final exam schedule.

Senior Year?

In the first semester of your senior year (within 30 credit hours of graduation), set up an appointment to meet with an arts and sciences records specialist to review progress towards graduation. When emailing, please include: your first and last name; your Aggie ID number; your phone number, and a brief explanation why an appointment is required. Please allow up to 48 hours for a reply. Thank you.

All Digits Hilda M. Olivas Student Coordinator 646-4040
ID ending in 00 through 33 Terri-Lyn Mick Record Specialist 646-4558
ID ending in 34 through 67 Letty Romero Record Specialist 646-4561
ID ending in 68 through 99 Susie Crouch Record Specialist 646-5205

All Change of Major Requests go to Elisa Montoya, Administrative Assistant (575-646-5523),

Student Records is located in Breland Hall Room 354. Office Telephone: 575-646-5523 Fax: 575-646-1709

Degree Plans

1. Arts & Sciences Requirements – Core Courses (PDF Documents)

2. CMI Requirements

3.  Other Forms

If you are looking for the Arts and Sciences Advising forms or Students Records,  Click Here