Admission Process

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Step 1

 The applicant fills out the online CELAC application and uploads all the required documents.


Step 2

CELAC staff reviews the application and evaluates the applicant's documents.
IF NEEDED: CELAC staff emails the prospective student to submit further documents or answer questions to complete his/her application.


Step 3

Once the full application has been received and approved, the applicant is entered into UNM and US State Department databases. Processing takes an average of 3-5 business days.


Step 4

After the applicant's information is processed, CELAC staff will email the admitted student a scanned copy of his/her CELAC acceptance letter and shipping instructions to receive their original letter and I-20 form.


Step 5

The applicant enters his/her shipping information under his/her preferred method, either through E-Ship Global or regular USPS mail, then CELAC staff mails his/her documents.


Step 6

The applicant receives his/her original documents and then schedules his/her student visa interview and pays the SEVIS fee.