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100% attendance is required for Certificate Programs and courses. If you must miss a class session due to an emergency, you have two weeks to request to make up a session or a class and one year to complete the make-up. Email your request to the Program Supervisor (see list below). Include the name and dates of the class you missed. The Program Supervisor may allow you to make up the portion of the class you missed or move your registration to the next section or the next semester in which the course is offered. If you’ve missed an entire class, you may choose either of the above, choose a related class, or keep your tuition on your account up to one year.

We are a non-profit institution, therefore your donations may be tax deductible in compliance with Federal regulations. You can make a bequest or donation to any of our special programs at The Division of Continuing Education.

Contact the Office of Trusts and Bequests, University of New Mexico Foundation, Inc. by phoning (505) 277-4503 or 1-800-UNM-FUND. We express our sincere gratitude for your support and generosity.

In most cases, books and/or handouts are included with the course. If course materials or books are not included with the course, instructions for purchase will be included in the course description or are available from our registration staff. Some courses may require a separate fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Others may require that you purchase a textbook or supplies.

If you are directed to the UNM Bookstore, look in the store’s Continuing Education Section. UNM Bookstore location, hours, and online services may be found at

UNMCE reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or combine classes, and to change instructors when necessary. If a class is canceled or rescheduled you may request a transfer to another section of the same class, another class, an electronic voucher, or a refund of your enrollment fee. Each registered student will be notified by UNM Continuing Education via email and/or phone about class cancellations or scheduled changes. Please check your student profile to make sure your contact information is current.

During inclement weather, visit our Home Page or call (505) 277-0077 and follow recorded instructions provided for school delay and closure information.

Classes are held at the UNMCE Campus, located at 1634 University Blvd. NE in Albuquerque (northeast corner of University and Indian School Rd). Free parking is available in both our east and west parking lots. Classes are also held throughout the Greater Albuquerque and Rio Rancho areas. If your class is scheduled at another site, you’ll find directions on your class confirmation letter or on our Maps & Locations page.

Participants who attempt to register for a class that is full can add themselves to a class waitlist. Waitlists will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. When a seat becomes available, an email will be sent to the entire waitlist and the open seat will be registered based on the first response.

The University of New Mexico is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental handicap, age, gender, sexual preference, ancestry, or medical condition.

ADA Compliance and Reasonable Accommodation

The University of New Mexico is committed to the recognition and the proactive pursuit of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The University makes reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified student, applicant, or program user with a disability, unless such accommodations have the end result of fundamentally altering a program or service or placing an undue hardship on the operation of the University.

Students requiring special accommodations for Continuing Education courses should contact the specific program. It is important to note that students must provide two weeks notice if they require special transportation or other accommodations (vehicles or interpreters). Accommodation arrangements made directly by students with UNM Accessibility Services or an outside source may not be paid for by UNM Continuing Education.

Grades, pass-incomplete performance and attendance for professional programs are recorded in our system upon completion of the class. The type of grade depends upon class requirements. Our grading system is Pass or Incomplete for most programs. The following programs have classes that receive numeric grades (70% and above = Pass / under 70% = Incomplete): Billing and Coding, Career Step, EMT, Paralegal, Phlebotomy, SASTP.

During inclement weather, an alert with instructions will appear at the top of our website. You may also call (505) 277-7669 and follow recorded instructions provided for school delay and closure information. For more detailed information, visit our Inclement Weather & Emergencies page.

Visit our Loans & Financial Aid page for detailed information.

Tuition assistance may be available if you are unemployed, a veteran or veteran’s spouse, or a person with a disability. Other options include education loans. We provide advisement with a program supervisor to help you choose the training options that work best for you. We make sure that you have all of the information you need to complete any paperwork required to receive training funds.

Find contact information for Program Supervisors on our Contact Us page or call (505) 277-0077, option 0 for assistance in contacting your program supervisor.

Your tuition, minus a $15 cancellation fee per non-credit class, will be refunded if we RECEIVE a WRITTEN request three business days prior to the first scheduled class. Phone requests are not accepted. Refunds are not awarded in certain circumstances. Read detailed Refund Information here.

You may view the Visitor Code of Conduct policy here. It is important for all participants to be aware of conduct that is required by UNMCE in order to participate in UNMCE programs and services.

Full tuition is required at the time of registration. There is no registration fee. UNMCE will invoice your organization/company if your registration is accompanied by official paperwork which includes authorization signatures, PO number and billing address.

UNM Tuition Remission may be used by UNM faculty, staff and UNM retirees. Visit our UNM Connection page for details.

UNM Continuing Education (UNMCE) non-credit courses are open to everyone 18 years and older (unless otherwise noted). Parents or guardians wishing to register students under 18 years of age must contact the appropriate program manager for information on the process. Classes for children / youth are open to the ages noted in each course description.

Transfers from one non-credit course to another can be made at least three business days prior to start of class. Certain rules apply to cooking class transfers and for Apple Pro Training. View detailed Transfer information here. Contact us by phone, fax, mail or email at