Sep 22, 2021  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

NMMI Academic Excellence

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Programs in Academic Excellence are programs at either the high school or college level that challenge cadets to excel in their academic studies.

High School Programs

NMMI High School Scholars Program

The Scholars Program builds on the educational excellence of NMMI by encouraging academically exceptional students to gain a broad knowledge base, understanding the interaction between academic areas. The curriculum consists of all NMMI courses – high school and college – as well as the courses a Scholar will take in order to complete his or her Scholar’s Thesis during the senior year. In addition, Scholars take Sophomore English during the summer after their freshman year and are required to participate in summer enrich activities each year prior to graduation. Admission to the Scholars Program is competitive and admissions requirements include: entering as a freshman and having a minimum 3.5 GPA at the end of the freshman year, writing a letter of interest and obtaining teacher recommendations.

Junior College Programs

Gateway Programs

The “Gateway” or a 2+2 program enables two years of study at NMMI and two subsequent years at a participating four-year university leading to the award of a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in a particular major.  At present, Gateway Program agreements exist with:

  • Norwich University in Criminal Justice
  • New Mexico State University in Physical Training
  • The University of New Mexico in the Bachelor of University Studies with concentrations in National Security Studies and EMS (Emergency Medical Services)
  • Embry Riddle University in Technical Management
  • Additional programs with Texas Tech, Texas Christian University, University of Texas at El Paso, and University of Akron.

In some cases, acceptance into the NMMI Gateway Program guarantees acceptance into a four year program at the participating four-year institution of higher learning. Two current examples:

  • Pre-Nursing Programs.  Qualified NMMI cadets enrolled in the Nursing Gateway Program will receive four year ROTC scholarships to include two years of study at NMMI leading to a pre-nursing Associate of Science degree followed by two years at Carson-Newman University or The University of Akron culminating in the award of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN).  Successful completion of the Associate Degree at NMMI guarantees entrance to Carson-Newman and continuation of the ROTC scholarship.  Upon receipt of the BSN, the graduate will be eligible for appointment as an officer in the U.S. Army’s Nurse Corps.  Successful completion of the NMMI Pre-nursing curriculum will also result in any student being extremely competitive if they choose to apply for admission to a BSN program at any college or university with a ROTC component.

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