New Mexico Humanities Now! Transfer Initiative

Are you planning to transfer to UNM Languages, Cultures, and Literatures?

Whether you’re joining us from CNM or a UNM branch campus, you could complete a major, minor or second major within Languages, Cultures and Literatures. That can have its unique challenges! We’d like to help you navigate them.

The New Mexico Humanities Now! Transfer Initiative provides guidance, mentoring, stipends, and other services that will enhance your transfer experience.


What can NMHN! do for you?

The New Mexico Humanities Now! Transfer Initiative connects students interested in the humanities with knowledgeable and experienced people and resources for a smooth transition into a four-year degree at UNM.

  • As part of the program, we connect you with "bridge mentors" to help you navigate new challenges of being a student at UNM
  • We also offer free faculty talks, workshops, and presentations related to the humanities throughout the year.
  • Get free admission to events regarding the Humanities and the transfer process
  • Find opportunities to be involved with internships, faculty research, and Humanities career exploration
  • Gain exposure to well-known professionals in the Humanities
  • You could also receive a $1000 stipend if you are selected to participate in the NM Humanities Now! Summer Academy 2023. Eligible students can apply for a two-week summer residency program, held on UNM campus, to earn six credits toward UNM degree and mentoring for success as a UNM Lobo student.


What is Summer Academy?

A rich, supportive learning environment to create a seamless transfer pathway for students from CNM to UNM, where students develop critical thinking and research skills for academic success in the Humanities. During Summer Academy students take 6 credits of upper division (300-level or higher) humanities courses, taught by UNM faculty. With grades of "C" or better, the credit hours may be applied to both the AA degree at CNM and the BA degree at UNM. In addition, students are eligible for a stipend of $1000 upon completion of the courses. Lastly, students will have access to graduate student mentors in the humanities for guidance - academic or professional - for the duration of Summer Academy, perhaps longer if you choose.

Applications for 2023 Summer Academy Coming Soon!


Languages, Cultures, and Literatures and the Humanities:

As a collection of disciplines in the Humanities, the LCL department offers areas of concentration that can be your major or a supplementary second major or minor. You can study Arabic, Chinese, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, French, East Asian Studies, German, Greek, Japanese, Languages, Latin and Russian.

The reasons for learning languages are as varied and complex as the languages themselves: to open career opportunities in business, science, teaching, or international affairs; to communicate during travels; to broaden one’s outlook on the world and its cultures; or to appreciate more fully the works of literature in another language. It can be a truly enriching experience to engage with the Humanities.


If you have any question about transferring into UNM’s Language, Cultures and Literatures Undergraduate Programs, please contact:



  • 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 transferrable college work

    • Contact the UNM Office of Admissions for additional questions at 505.277.8900

    • Submit a FAFSA application at and add the UNM school code, 002663

    • Apply for scholarships

  • 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


If you have questions about the NMHN! Mellon Transfer Initiative, please contact:


About the Mellon Foundation:

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation endeavors to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies. To this end, the Foundation supports exemplary institutions of higher education and culture as they renew and provide access to an invaluable heritage of ambitious, path-breaking work. UNM College of Arts and Sciences is proud to partner with CNM in this endeavor.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded in 2019 a generous grant to Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) and the University of New Mexico with the important goal of increase the number of students pursuing associate and bachelor’s degrees in the humanities and to support the transfer of humanities students from CNM and other community colleges to UNM.

The grant has been used in different capacities such as career fairs, outreach activities and other events created to stimulate students´ interest in the humanities. Our Department of Languages, Cultures, & Literatures has the honor and the responsibility to participate in this initiative.


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