Mini-Semesters (MS1 / MS2)

Mini-semester classes are full-credit, face-to-face and online, eight (8) week courses that include all the same instruction and content as full-term 16 week courses.


Spring 2024 mini-semester 2 (MS2) runs from March18 to May 10. 

The last day to add a Spring 2024 MS2 class is March 21.


Mini-Semester classes can help you

  • maintain a full course load for scholarship purposes.
  • maintain or improve your GPA.
  • earn additional credits toward graduation.
  • gain academic success skills (FYEX courses).

What classes are offered?

Eight week mini-semester classes, being offered on your campus, can be found by selecting the part of term filter that you are interested in attending:

How do I register for a mini-semester class?

If you are a current NMSU student, log in to your myNMSU Student portal, and register for a mini-semester class just like any other class.

If you are a new student, you must be admitted before registering. Visit the Undergraduate Admissions website or contact Admissions at (575) 646-3121 or toll-free at (800) 662-6678 for more information.

Important Mini-Semester dates

  • March 18 - Classes begin
  • March 19 – Last day to add (without instructor’s permission)
  • March 21 – Last day to add (instructor’s permission required)
  • March 27 – Last day to cancel a class (with 100% refund)
  • April 17 – Last day to drop with a “W”