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.


Fall 2023 mini-semester 2 (MS2) runs from October 9 to December 8. 

The last day to add a Fall 2023 MS2 class is October 12.


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:

  • on the Student->Registration->Look Up Classes link in your my.NMSU Student portal,
    • to see all classes being offered, hold SHIFT and the down arrow to select all in the "Subject" filter box
    • select "First 8 Weeks" or "Second 8 Weeks" in the part of term box
    • then click the "Section Search" button, at the bottom of the page

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

  • October 9 - Classes begin
  • October 10 – Last day to add (without instructor’s permission)
  • October 12 – Last day to add (instructor’s permission required)
  • October 18 – Last day to cancel a class (with 100% refund)
  • November 7 – Last day to drop with a “W”